Catharine Esther Beecher was an American educator known for her forthright opinions on female education as well as her vehement support of the many benefits of the incorporation of kindergarten into children's education.
|As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.||Freedom & Liberty|
|Every thing is moving and changing. Persons in poverty, are rising to opulence, and persons of wealth, are sinking to poverty.||Poverty|
|The history of the race, from infancy through its stages of barbarism, heathenism, civilization, and Christianity, is a process of suffering, as the lower principles of humanity are gradually subjected to the higher.||History|
|We are now going through a period of demolition. In morals, in social life, in politics, in medicine, and in religion there is a universal upturning of foundations. But the day of reconstruction seems to be looming, and now the grand question is: Are there any sure and universal principles that will evolve a harmonious system in which we shall all agree?||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|
|Women are not trained to be housekeepers, nor to be wives, nor to be mothers ...||Minorities & Women|
|The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.|
|The principle of subordination is the great bond of union and harmony through the universe.|