LYDIA MARIA CHILD, speech, 1861
We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate.
LYDIA CHILD, An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans
In politeness, as in many other things connected with the formation of character, people in general begin outside, when they should begin inside; instead of beginning with the heart, and trusting that to form the manners, they begin with the manners, and trust the heart to chance influences. The golden rule contains the very life and soul of politeness.
LYDIA MARIA CHILD, The Mother's Book