"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."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."Elizabeth Blackwell on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."Elizabeth Blackwell on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."Elizabeth Blackwell on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."Elizabeth Blackwell on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."Elizabeth Blackwell on T. S. Eliot
"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."
"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."