Frances E. Willard Articles

What Does Jesus Say About Women?

Frances Willard was one of the most prominent women of the 19th century. As president of the National Woman's...
Your Calling Will Find You

Your Calling Will Find You

Let no woman dream that the question of what career to pursue will ever be adequately answered except by her own heart. No time is more uselessly employed than in listening to advice on this subject. Ralph Waldo Emerson declared, "The soul's emphasis is always right,"...

2 Keys to a Successful Career

2 Keys to a Successful Career

No time is more uselessly employed than in listening to advice on this subject. Ralph Waldo Emerson declared, "The soul's emphasis is always right," and I would add that the emphasis of any soul, the decision of any mind except one's own, is far more likely to work...

Your Calling Will Find You

Your Calling Will Find You

Let no woman dream that the question of what career to
pursue will ever be adequately answered except by her own heart. No time
is more uselessly employed than in listening to advice on this subject.
Ralph Waldo Emerson declared, “The soul’s emphasis is always right,”
and I would add that the emphasis of any soul, the decision of any mind
except one’s own is far more likely to work disaster than to bring
satisfaction or success.

Don’t Bury Your Gifts

I believe the present era holds great opportunity for the daughters of America. But in order to lay hold of this opportunity and obtain success in this wonderful battle of life, there is one thing you must do: Keep to your specialty, to the doing of the thing that you accomplish with the most satisfaction to yourself and the most benefit to those about you.

Keep to this, whether it be raising turnips or tunes; painting screens or battle-pieces; studying political economy or domestic receipts; for, as we read in a great author who has a genius for common sense: “There is not one thing that men ought to do, there is not one thing that ought to be done, which a women ought not to be encouraged to do, if she has the capacity for doing it. For wherever there is a gift, there is a prophecy pointing to its use, and a silent command of God to use it.”

Your Calling Will Find You

by Frances E. WillardDoing the work you were born to do may be hard at times, but in the end, it is the most satisfying direction to take. Yet every girl wants a career that will bring success. The difficulty is in determining what that means, for to scarcely two...

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