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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles,
and see that the world is moving.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We are the only class in history that has been left
to fight its battles alone,
unaided by the ruling powers.
White labor and the freed black men had their champions,
but where are ours?
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education
is like putting out the eyes.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey,
serves to bring all law into contempt.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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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.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly
all things move on the surface.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support,
but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work
for which they are fitted.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling
blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from
ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition
of the Christian religion.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Words cannot describe the indignation a proud woman
feels for her sex in disfranchisement.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience
like individual responsibility.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach
more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books
of all the religions on earth.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men and women are created equal.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I shall not grow conservative with age.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The best protection any woman can have...
is courage.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor
in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch.
I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection
and degradation of woman.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church,
the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their
bondage more than all other adverse influences.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

A man never knows how to say goodbye;
a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.
- Kathleen Turner

I'm not talking about lust.
A woman in lust wants chocolate.
A woman in love wants diamonds.
- the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
- Ambrose Bierce

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
- Wallace Stevens

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's
birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic.
- Rosalind Russell

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman.
- Courtney Love

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
- Jim Carrey

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying;
it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
- Chanakya

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and
dissected at least one woman.
- Honore de Balzac

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
- George Meredith

Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman,
but no angel.
- Doris Lessing


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