Best Quotes by Dorothea Dix (Top 6)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I think even lying on my bed I can still do something.
  4. But the truth is the highest consideration.
  5. The tapestry of history has no point at which you can cut it and leave the design intelligible.
  6. 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.