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Letter "D" » Dorothea Dix Quotes
«In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do»
«I come to present the strong claims of suffering humanity. I come to place before the Legislature of Massachusetts the condition of the miserable, the desolate, the outcast. I come as the advocate of helpless, forgotten, insane men and women; of beings sunk to a condition from which the unconcerned world would start with real horror.»
Author: Dorothea Dix
, The Advocate
«Man is not made better by being degraded; he is seldom restrained from crime by harsh measures, except the principle of fear predominates in his character; and then he is never made radically better for its influence.»
«While we diminish the stimulant of fear, we must increase to prisoners the incitements of hope, in proportion as we extinguish the terrors of the law, we should awaken and strengthen the control of the conscience.»
«A man usually values that most for which he has labored; he uses that most frugally which he has toiled hour by hour and day by day to acquire.»
«The tapestry of history has no point at which you can cut it and leave the design intelligible.»
«I think even lying on my bed I can still do something.»
«The reason husbands and wives do not understand each other is because they belong to different sexes»