Fanny Jackson Coppin Quotes

Fanny Jackson Coppin (January 8, 1837 – January 21, 1913) was an African-American educator and missionary and a lifelong advocate for female higher education.

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Fanny Jackson Coppin


There is too much repression and suppression in schools.

Fanny Jackson Coppin


Love wins when everything else will fail.

Fanny Jackson Coppin


I am always sorry to hear that such and such a person is going to school to be educated. This is a great mistake. If the person is to get the benefit of what we call education, he must educate himself, under the direction of the teacher.

Fanny Jackson Coppin


Good manners will often take people where neither money nor education will take them.

Fanny Jackson Coppin


A gentleman can always be told by the way he speaks to those that he thinks are his inferiors in some respect. His equals he does not wish to offend, his superiors he does not dare to offend, and of those whom he considers his inferiors he would be all the more considerate.

Fanny Jackson Coppin