• But two things are wanting in American civilization - a keener and deeper, broader and tenderer sense of justice - a sense of humanity, which shall crystallize into the life of a nation the sentiment that justice, simple justice, is the right, not simply of the strong and powerful, but of the weakest and feeblest of all God's children.

    Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Frances Smith Foster (1990). “A Brighter Coming Day: A Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Reader”, p.220, Feminist Press at CUNY