Elizabeth Blackwell

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QUOTATIONS ARCHIVE

This Quotations Archive contains words from famous and some not so famous people who have expressed a sense of love, compassion, and respect for all of God's creation: for people, for animals, and for the environment.  They speak of our teaching methods and philosophy.  They speak of a lifestyle of non-violence.   They seek to eliminate cruelty and suffering.  They seek to wake us up.   They seek to give us hope.

Elizabeth Blackwell
M.D. (On January 11, 1849, she became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States, and graduated first in her class. Her sister Emily was the second woman graduate in medicine.)

“The excuse or toleration of cruelty upon any living creature by a woman is a deadly sin against the grandest force in nature – maternal love. In not a single instance known to science has the cure of any human disease resulted necessarily from this fallacious method of research.”