Lucretia Mott, advice for aging leaders

Lucretia Mott              

This well known friend of humanity, and preacher of righteousness, has written a letter to one of her friends in Nantucket, wherein she says:  ‘Now that nearly three score years are mine, the prospect of resting, even though not on laurels, is delightful.  I was admonished years ago, in hearing _________ preach after her voice was failing her, that at sixty it would be time for me to give place to the younger’.

(Liberator, May 5, 1852, pg 3)