Elizabeth Fry, fully Elizabeth "Betsy" Fry, née Gurney

Elizabeth
Fry, fully Elizabeth "Betsy" Fry, née Gurney
1780
1845

English Prison Reformer, Social Reformer and Philanthropist

Author Quotes

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

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.

"Take Back the Night' isn't just about domestic violence, 'Take Back the Night' is also about being safe going back to your car safety, child's safety, women' safety, men's safety - it's just about not being afraid to be out in the evening. It's for everybody not just women and children, it's for everybody."

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.

Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone.

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.

The confusion and undesigned inaccuracy so often to be observed in conversation, especially in that of uneducated persons, proves that truth needs to be cultivated as a talent, as well as recommended as a virtue.

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.

Author Picture
First Name
Elizabeth
Last Name
Fry, fully Elizabeth "Betsy" Fry, née Gurney
Birth Date
1780
Death Date
1845
Bio

English Prison Reformer, Social Reformer and Philanthropist