Sarah Grimké
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  • “It would be as wise to set up an accomplished lawyer to saw wood as a business as to condemn an educated and sensible woman to spend all her time boiling potatoes and patching old garments. Yet this is the lot of many a one who incessantly stitches and boils and bakes, compelled to thrust back out of sight the aspirations which fill her soul. ”
    • Written in 1852, as quoted in ch. 87.

Sarah Moore Grimké (November 26, 1792December 23, 1873) was an abolitionist, attorney, judge, and feminist. Because she was barred from receiving a formal education, she educated herself.