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All Quotes by author - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
" Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving. "
" Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness. "
" I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well. "
" I shall not grow conservative with age. "
" I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse. "
" It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another. "
" Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. "
" Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice. "
" Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth. "
" The best protection any woman can have... is courage. "
" The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation. "
" The God of justice is with us, and our word, our work - our prayer for freedom will not, cannot be in vain. "
" The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood. "
" The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty. "
" The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality. "
" The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion. "
" The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. "
" The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface. "
" The more I think on the present condition of woman, the more am I oppressed with the reality of their degradation. "
" The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history. "
" The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences. "
" There would be more sense in insisting on man's limitations because he cannot be a mother than on a woman's because she can be. "
" The right is ours. Have it we must. Use it we will. "
" The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, her forces of mind and body... is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life. "
" The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading. "
" The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother. "
" To have drunkards, idiots, horse-racing, rumselling rowdies, ignorant foreigners, and silly boys fully recognized, while we ourselves are thrust out from all the rights that belong to citizens, it is too grossly insulting to... be longer quietly submitted to. "
" To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up to be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages. "
" To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt. "
" To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes. "
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