Friday, August 21, 2009

Wise Words

One gentleman said to me: "I do not approve of college women, because they lose all respect for men." This argument had, however, the opposite effect to what was intended; for I thought if our respect for men could be philosophized, or economized, or debated, or booked away, or by any learning rendered null and void, the men must be at fault, and it was my duty as a woman to try to reestablish them on their ancient pedestal. Fortunately, women are born with a missionary spirit. - Helen Keller, from "An Apology For Going to College"

For more of her writings, visit The American Foundation for the Blind.
Photo: Taken by me, Katie Hanson somewhere between Maui and Kauai.


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