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    ...some sort of false logic has crept into our schools, for the people whom I have seen doing housework or cooking know nothing of botany or chemistry, and the people who know botany and chemistry do not cook or sweep. The conclusion seems to be, if one knows chemistry she must not cook or do housework.
    —Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck’s back.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    You cannot make women contented with cooking and cleaning and you need not try.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    ... my aim is now, as it has been for the past ten years, to make myself a true woman, one worthy of the name, and one who will unshrinkingly follow the path which God marks out, one whose aim is to do all of the good she can in the world and not be one of the delicate little dolls or the silly fools who make up the bulk of American women, slaves to society and fashion.
    —Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    One of the greatest faults of the women of the present time is a silly fear of things, and one object of the education of girls should be to give them knowledge of what things are really dangerous.
    —Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    Woman was originally the inventor, the manufacturer, the provider. She has allowed one office after another gradually to slip from her hand, until she retains, with loose grasp, only the so-called housekeeping.... Having thus given up one by one the occupations which required knowledge of materials and processes, and skill in using them ... she rightly feels that what’s left is mere deadening drudgery.
    —Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    The country needs the political work of women to-day as much as it has ever needed woman in any other work at any other time.
    —J. Ellen Foster (1840–1910)

    I wish the women’s rights folks would be more sensible. I think women have a great deal to learn, before they are fit to vote.
    —Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)