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...her energies to lessening the pains of earth. Life was too short for frivolity; no one could afford to compromise with evil. She became the friend of children; the champion of the unfortunate; she sided with the weak; she was their friend and comforter. Her life became a cry in favor of the oppressed, a defense of the downtrodden, an exaltation of self-devotion, a prayer for universal sympathy, liberty and light. She pleaded for the vicious, recognizing that all are sinners and thatThose who do unlawful acts are no more sinners in the eyes of God than we who think them.so.
The religious nature and sex-life are closely akin. The woman possessing a high religious fervor is also capable of a great and passionate love. But the Norwich Friends did not believe in a passionate love, except as the work of the devil. Yet this they knew, that marriage tames a woman as nothing else can. They believed in religion, of course--but not an absorbing, fanatical religion! Elizabeth should get married--it would cure her mental maladies: exaltation of spirit in a girl is... Hubbard, Elbert
Excerpt from Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 02 Little Journeys To the Homes of Famous Women · This quote is about sin · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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