Dorothy Canfield Fisher


Born
in Lawrence, Kansas, The United States
February 17, 1879

Died
November 09, 1958

Genre


Also wrote under the name Dorothy Canfield.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (February 17, 1879 – November 9, 1958) was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early decades of the twentieth century. She strongly supported women's rights, racial equality, and lifelong education. Eleanor Roosevelt named her one of the ten most influential women in the United States. In addition to bringing the Montessori method of child-rearing to the U.S., she presided over the country's first adult education program and shaped literary tastes by serving as a member of the Book of the Month Club selection committee from 1925 to 1951.

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More books by Dorothy Canfield Fisher…
“...there are two ways to meet life; you may refuse to care until indifference becomes a habit, a defensive armor, and you are safe - but bored. Or you can care greatly, live greatly, until life breaks you on its wheel. ”
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.”
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“If we would give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks’ vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.”
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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Read a book published during the lifetime (years only) of one of these winter birthday authors:

Gerald Durrell (Jan 7) 1925-1995
 
  15 votes, 53.6%

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (Feb 17) 1879-1958
 
  11 votes, 39.3%

August Strindberg (Jan 24) 1849-1912
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Feb 27) 1807-1882
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

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