I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, 1802 – July 17, 1887) was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane.

She created the first generation of American mental asylums. During the Civil War, she served as Superintendent of Army Nurses.