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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Quote| Knowledge & Wisdom

“Each generation of young people should be to the world like a vast reserve force to a tired army. They should lift the world forward.”

By Yankee Magazine

Feb 14 2017

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Quote| Knowledge & Wisdom

Photo Credit : Hurd/Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Quote| Knowledge & Wisdom
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Quote| Knowledge & Wisdom
Photo Credit : Hurd/Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

“Each generation of young people should be to the world like a vast reserve force to a tired army. They should lift the world forward.”

—Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935). Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Gilman is best known for her short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” which since being published 125 years ago has become an early feminist classic. As both writer and lecturer Gilman dedicated herself to social reform—a natural calling, perhaps, for the grandniece of Harriet Beecher Stowe, whom Gilman joined in the Women’s Hall of Fame in 1994.