"A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Elizabeth Blackwell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Elizabeth Blackwell on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Elizabeth Blackwell on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Elizabeth Blackwell on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Elizabeth Blackwell on Abraham Lincoln
"The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me."
"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."