A woman should not live for, or even desire, fame. This is yet more true of a Christian woman. If I had not steadily suppressed all such ambition, I might have become a sour, disappointed woman, seeing my best work unrecognized. But it has been my wish to
"Dare to be little and unknown,
Seen and loved by God alone."
~ From letter to Mr. Cady, written in 1878. Mrs. Prentiss died later that year.