Alice Paul and Anita Pollitzer at Susan B. Anthony’s grave.

“Alice Paul and Anita Pollitzer pictured at the grave of Susan B. Anthony, not dated. Black and white photograph.”

Photograph from the Anita Pollitzer Family Papers held by the South Carolina Historical Society.

I think we must even keep ourselves from feeling too much

You mustn’t get so excited… You wear out the most precious things you have by letting your emotions and feelings run riot at such a rate… Dont you think we need to conserve our energies — emotions and feelings for what we are going to make the big things in our lives instead of letting so much run away on the little things everyday

Self-control is a wonderful thing — I think we must even keep ourselves from feeling to much — often — if we are going to keep sane and see with a clear unprejudiced vision —

I do not want to preach to you — I like you like you are — but I would like to think you had a string on yourself and that you were not wearing yourself all out feeling and living now — save a little so you can live always 

~ Georgia O'Keefe,  Lovingly, Georgia: The Complete Correspondence of Georgia O’Keeffe and Anita Pollitzer