Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Dorothy Canfield
Fisher
1879
1958

American Educational Reformer, Social Activist, and Best-selling American Author named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States,worked with Maria Montessori and brought the Montessori method of child-rearing to the United States

Author Quotes

How he loathed his life-long slavery to the clock, that pervasive intimate negative opposed to every spontaneous impulse. It's the clock that is the nay-sayer to life, he thought

If we would give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks’ vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.

She was scrubbing furiously at a line of grease spots which led from the stove towards the door to the dining-room. That was where Henry had held the platter tilted as he carried the steak in yesterday. And yet if she had warned him once about that, she had a thousand times!

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .

There are two ways to meet life; you may refuse to care until indifference becomes a habit, a defensive armor, and you are safe - but bored. Or you can care greatly, live greatly, until life breaks you on its wheel.

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

“How many times in our comfortable lives,” I asked myself, “have we been moved to rise at half-past two of a winter night to feast and give thanks because we have so lived that we are suddenly pierced to the heart with the sheer blessedness of everyday existence?”

Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself.

Author Picture
First Name
Dorothy Canfield
Last Name
Fisher
Birth Date
1879
Death Date
1958
Bio

American Educational Reformer, Social Activist, and Best-selling American Author named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States,worked with Maria Montessori and brought the Montessori method of child-rearing to the United States