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    It is impossible to forget the sense of dignity which marks the hour when one becomes a wage-earner.... I felt that I had suddenly acquired value—to myself, to my family, and to the world.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)

    Who originated that most exquisite of inquisitions, the condolence system?
    —Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)

    To exist as an advertisement of her husband’s income, or her father’s generosity, has become a second nature to many a woman who must have undergone, one would say, some long and subtle process of degradation before she sunk [sic] so low, or grovelled so serenely.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)

    ...we avoid hospitals because ... they’ll kill you there. They overtreat you. And when they see how old you are, and that you still have a mind, they treat you like a curiosity: like “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit B.” Like, “Hey. nurse, come on over here and looky-here at this old woman, she’s in such good shape....” . Most of the time they don’t even treat you like a person, just an object.
    —Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)

    A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
    —John Stuart Mill (1806–1873)

    It is in the comprehension of the physically disabled, or disordered ... that we are behind our age.... sympathy as a fine art is backward in the growth of progress ...
    —Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)