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Elizabeth Fry
(1780-1845) born on
May 21
English social reformer, philanthropist. She was one of the chief promoters of prison reform in Europe, who also helped to improve the British hospital system.
         
   
F
I hope, if you should live to grow up, you will endeavour to be very useful and not spend all your time in pleasing yourself.

R
I wish the state of enthusiasm I am now in may last, for today I FELT there is a God. I have been devotional and my mind has been led away from the follies that it is mostly wrapped up in.
A
"The encouragement of industry and frugality among the poor, by visits at their own inhabitations; the relief of real distress, whether arising from sickness or other causes; and the prevention."
N
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
K
Does Capital punishment tend to the security of the people? By no means. It hardens the hearts of men, and makes the loss of life appear light to them; it renders life insecure, inasmuch as the law holds out that Property is of greater value than life.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter to her children, 13 Feb 1813; found at http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REfry.htm
R: "Spiritual Experiences of Friends."
A: This is the Mission Statement of the Brighton District Society which she created.
N: From her Journal, quoted in "Biography of Distinguished Women," by Sarah Josepha Hale, 1876.
K: From her Journal, quoted in "Biography of Distinguished Women," by Sarah Josepha Hale, 1876.
   


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