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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

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 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 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.

The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.