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" My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily. "
" If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue. What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government? "
" Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul. "
" Is it fair to treat a woman worse than a man, and then revile her because she is a woman? "
" Woman, no less than man, can qualify herself for the more onerous occupations of life. "
" For a woman to consider a financial question was shuddered over as a profanity. "
" When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken. "
" I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question. "
" Women have no government. "
" If women would today would rise en masse and demand their emancipation, the men would be compelled to grant it. "
" While others prayed for the good time coming, I worked for it. "
" My judges preach against free love openly, practice it secretly. "
" I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it. "
" I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please. "
" I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. "
" The women of the country have the power in their own hands, in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order. "
" Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week. "
" I and others of my sex find ourselves controlled by a form of government in the inauguration of which we had no voice. "
" I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable. "
" To go behind a man's hall-door is mean, cowardly, unfair opposition. "
" I do not shake hands from a sanitary standpoint. "
" Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped. "
" Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition. "
" I endeavor to make the most of everything. "
" It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love. "