Best Quotes by Elizabeth Blackwell (Top 8)

  1. None of us can know what we are capable of until we are tested.
  2. For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.
  3. If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled.
  4. It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.
  5. When life follows the course of our desires, it is easy to be swept along without thought.
  6. I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
  7. To her [Florence Nightingale] chiefly I owed the awakening to the fact that sanitation is the supreme goal of medicine its foundation and its crown.
  8. It is well worth the efforts of a lifetime to have attained knowledge which justifies an attack on the root of all evil ... which asserts that because forms of evil have always existed in society, therefore they must always exist.