Not on the outer world For inward joy depend; Enjoy the luxury of thought, Make thine own self friend; Not with the restless throng, In search of solace roam But with an independent zeal Be intimate at home.
Ye say they all have passed away, That noble race and brave; That their light canoes have vanished From off the crested wave; That mid the forests where they roamed There rings no hunter's shout; But their name is on your waters; Ye may not wash it out.Lydia Sigourney
We speak of educating our children. Do we know that our children also educate us?Lydia Sigourney
The glorified spirit of the infant is as a star to guide the mother to its own blissful clime.Lydia Sigourney
The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well-ordered homes of the people.Lydia Sigourney
As a dedicated, successful writer, Lydia Sigourney violated essential elements of the very gender roles she celebrated. In the process, she offered young, aspiring women writers around the country an example of the possibilities of achieving both fame and economic reward.Lydia Sigourney