Lucy Larcom Quotes

Who is Lucy Larcom?

Lucy Larcom was an American teacher, poet, and author. She was one of the first teachers at Wheaton Female Seminary (now Wheaton College) in Norton, Massachusetts.

Born March 05, 1824
Died April 17, 1893

Best Quotes by Lucy Larcom

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”

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“Women guard against deception. When they are seeking a committed relationship, an important first-line defense is imposing courtship costs by requiring extended time, energy, and costly signals before consenting to sex. More time buys more assessment. It allows a woman greater opportunity to evaluate a man, to assess how committed he is to her, and to detect whether he is burdened by prior commitments to other women and children. Men who seek to deceive women about their ultimate intentions typically tire of extended courtship. They go elsewhere for sex partners who are more readily available.”

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