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Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes
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The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.
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We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

When I first heard from the lips of Lucretia Mott that I had the same right to think for myself that Luther, Calvin, and John Knox had, and the same right to be guided by my own convictions, and would no doubt live a higher, happier life than if guided by theirs, it was like suddenly coming into the rays of the noon-day sun, after wandering with a rushlight in the caves the earth. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The first step in the elevation of women under all systems of religion is to convince them that the great Spirit of the Universe is in no way responsible for any of these absurdities. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Think of the inconvenience of vanishing as it were from your friends and, correspondents three times in one's natural life. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The queens in history compare favorably with the kings. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I poured out the torrent of my long-standing discontent and I challenged them to do and dare anything. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

All honor to the noble women that have devoted earnest lives to the intellectual needs of mankind! — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The most fitting monuments this nation can build are schoolhouses and homes for those who do the work of the world. It is no answer to say that they are accustomed to rags and hunger. In this world of plenty every human being has a right to food, clothes, decent shelter, and the rudiments of education. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To think that all in me of which my father would have felt proper pride had I been a man, is deeply mortifying to him because I am a woman. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Everyone in the full enjoyment of all the blessings of his life, in his normal condition, feels some individual responsibility forthe poverty of others. When the sympathies are not blunted by any false philosophy, one feels reproached by one's own abundance. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I have such an intense pride of sex that the triumphs of women in art, literature, oratory, science, or song rouse my enthusiasm as nothing else can. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Heavenly Father and Mother, make us thankful for all the blessings of this life, and make us ever mindful of the patient hands that oft in weariness spread our tables and prepare our daily food. For humanity's sake, Amen. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Our civil and criminal codes reflect at many points the spirit of the Mosaic. In the criminal code we find no feminine pronouns, as "He," "His," "Him," we are arrested, tried and hung, but singularly enough, we are denied the highest privileges of citizens, because the pronouns "She," "Hers" and "Her," are not found in the constitutions. It is a pertinent question, if women can pay the penalties of their crimes as "He," why may they not enjoy the privileges of citizens as "He"? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony and beauty may reign supreme. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Resolved, That all laws which prevent women from occupying such a station in society as her conscience shall dictate, or which place her in a position inferior to that of man, are contrary to the great precept of nature, and therefore of no force or authority. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I had been invited to speak after the lunch. But I did not go to the table until the feast ended, as I never like to eat or talk before speaking. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

So closely interwoven have been our lives, our purposes, and experiences that, separated, we have a feeling of incompleteness
united, such strength of self-association that no ordinary obstacles, difficulties, or dangers ever appear to us insurmountable. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Men as a general rule have very little reverence for trees. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I have been into many of the ancient cathedrals - grand, wonderful, mysterious. But I always leave them with a feeling of indignation because of the generations of human beings who have struggled in poverty to build these altars to the unknown god. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Social science affirms that a woman's place in society marks the level of civilization. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

There is a great deal in a name. It often signifies much, and may involve a great principle. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The talk of sheltering woman from the fierce storms of life is the sheerest mockery, for they beat on her from every point of thecompass, just as they do on man, and with more fatal results, for he has been trained to protect himself, to resist, to conquer. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Let the girl be thoroughly developed in body and soul, not modeled, like a piece of clay, after some artificial specimen of humanity, with a body like some plate in Godey's book of fashion, and a mind after the type of Father Gregory's pattern daughters, loaded down with the traditions, proprieties, and sentimentalities of generations of silly mothers and grandmothers, but left free to be, to grow, to feel, to think, to act. Development is one thing, that system of cramping, restraining, torturing, perverting, and mystifying, called education, is quite another. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

There is no such thing as a sphere for sex. Every man has a different sphere, in which he may or may not shine, and it is the same with every woman, and the same woman may have a different sphere at different times. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

All the men of the Old Testament were polygamists, and Christ and Paul, the central figures of the New Testament, were celibates, and condemned marriage by both precept and example. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

How can any woman believe that a loving and merciful God would, in one breath, command Eve to multiply and replenish the earth, and in the next, pronounce a curse upon her maternity? I do not believe that God inspired the Mosaic code, or gave out the laws about women which he is accused of doing. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

As women are taking an active part in pressing on the consideration of Congress many narrow sectarian measures, such as more rigid Sunday laws, the stopping of travel, the distribution of the mail on that day, and the introduction of the name of God into the Constitution; and as this action on the part of some women is used as an argument for the disfranchisement of all, I hope this convention will declare that the Woman Suffrage Association is opposed to all union of Church and State, and pledges itself as far as possible to maintain the secular nature of our Government. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Though woman needs the protection of one man against his whole sex, in pioneer life, in threading her way through a lonely forest, on the highway, or in the streets of the metropolis on a dark night, she sometimes needs, too, the protection of all men against this one. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By 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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Gloria Steinem

Safety. As Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote, When the slave leaves bondage, his first act is to name himself. — Gloria Steinem

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The point I wish plainly to bring before you on this occasion is the individuality of each human soul
our Protestant idea, the right of individual conscience and judgment
our republican idea, individual citizenship. In discussing the rights of woman, we are to consider, first, what belongs to her as an individual, in a world of her own, the arbiter of her own destiny, an imaginary Robinson Crusoe with her woman Friday on a solitary island. Her rights under such circumstances are to use all her faculties for her own safety and happiness. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

How anyone, in view of the protracted sufferings of the race, can invest the laws of the universe with a tender loving fatherly intelligence, watching, guiding and protecting humanity, is to me amazing. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

They who say that women do not desire the right of suffrage, that they prefer masculine domination to self-government, falsify every page of history, every fact in human experience. It has taken the whole power of the civil and canon law to hold woman in the subordinate position which it is said she willingly accepts. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

What an infernal set of fools those schoolmarms must be! Well, if in order to please men they wish to live on air, let them. The sooner the present generation of women dies out, the better. We have idiots enough in the world now without such women propagating any more. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Susan B. Anthony

[Asked, upon the death of her fast friend and sister suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1816-1902), which period of their association she had enjoyed the most:] The days when the struggle was the hardest and the fight the thickest; when the whole world was against us and we had to stand the closer to each other; when I would go to her home and help with the children and the housekeeping through the day and then we would sit up far into the night preparing our ammunition and getting ready to move on the enemy. The years since the rewards began to come have brought no enjoyment like that. — Susan B. Anthony

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Oh, the shortcomings and inconsistency of the average human being, especially when this human being is a man trying to manage women's affairs! — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It is as disastrous to true government in the state, and home, to teach all womankind to submit to the authority of man, as divinely ordained, as it is to teach all mankind to bow down to the authority of kings and Popes, as divinely ordained. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Our scholarships should be bestowed on those whose ability and earnestness in the primary department have been proved, and whose capacity for a higher education is fully shown. This is the best work women of wealth can do, and I hope in the future they will endow scholarships for their own sex instead of giving millions of dollars to institutions for boys, as they have done in the past. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Resolved, That it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To develop our real selves, we need time alone for thought and meditation. To be always giving out and never pumping in, the well runs dry. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Note the significant fact that we always hear of the "fall of man," not the fall of woman, showing that the consensus of human thought has been more unerring than masculine interpretation. Reading this narrative carefully, it is amazing that any set of men ever claimed that the dogma of the inferiority of woman is here set forth. The conduct of Eve from the beginning to the end is so superior to that of Adam. The command not to eat of the fruit of the tree of Knowledge was given to the man alone before woman was formed. Genesis ii, 17. Therefore the injunction was not brought to Eve with the impressive solemnity of a Divine Voice, but whispered to her by her husband and equal. It was a serpent supernaturally endowed, a seraphim as Scott and other commentators have claimed, who talked with Eve, and whose words might reasonably seem superior to the second-hand story of her — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The prejudice against color, of which we hear so much, is no stronger than that against sex. It is produced by the same cause, and manifested very much in the same way. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Where no individual in a community is denied his rights, the mass are the more perfectly protected in theirs; for whenever any class is subject to fraud or injustice, it shows that the spirit of tyranny is at work, and no one can tell where or how or when the infection will spread ... — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I am weary seeing our laboring classes so wretchedly housed, fed, and clothed, while thousands of dollars are wasted every year over unsightly statues. If these great man must have outdoor memorials, let them be in the form of handsome blocks of buildings for the poor — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Ken Burns

From "Not For Ourselves Alone:"
In Elizabeth Cady Stanton's time:
Women were barred by custom from the pulpit and professions
Those who spoke in public were thought indecent
Married women were prohibited from owning or inheriting property: in fact, wives were the property of their husbands, who were entitled by law to her wages and her body.
Women were prohibited from signing contracts
Women had no right to their children or even their clothing in a divorce
Women were not allowed to serve on juries and most were considered incompetent to testify.
Women were not allowed to VOTE. — Ken Burns

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Some general principles in the holy books of all religions that teach love, charity, liberty, justice and equality for all the human family, there are many grand and beautiful passages, the golden rule has been echoed and re-echoed around the world. There are lofty examples of good and true men and women, all worthy our acceptance and imitation whose lustre cannot be dimmed by the false sentiments and vicious characters bound up in the same volume. The Bible cannot be accepted or rejected as a whole, its teachings are varied and its lessons differ widely from each other. In criticising the peccadilloes of Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel, we would not shadow the virtues of Deborah, Huldah and Vashti. In criticising the Mosaic code, we would not question — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Not only dowomen sufferindignities in daily life, but the literature of the world proclaims their inferiority and divinely decreed subjection in all history, sacred and profane, in science, philosophy, poetry, and song. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A government is just only when the whole people share equally in its protection and advantages. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The isolation of every human soul and the necessity of self- dependence must give each individual the right to choose his own surroundings. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By 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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Who, I ask you, can take, dare take, on himself the rights, the duties, the responsibilities of another human soul? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Only those who have lived all their lives under the dark clouds of vague, undefined fears can appreciate the joy of a doubting soul suddenly born into the kingdom of reason and free thought. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I do believe that half a dozen commonplace attorneys could so mystify and misconstrue the Ten Commandments, and so confuse Moses' surroundings on Mount Sinai, that the great law-giver, if he returned to this planet, would doubt his own identity, abjure every one of his deliverances, yea, even commend the very sins he so clearly forbade his people. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

When women understand that governments and religions are human inventions; that Bibles, prayer-books, catechisms, and encyclical letters are all emanations from the brains of man, they will no longer be oppressed by the injunctions that come to them with the divine authority of *Thus sayeth the Lord.* — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A man in love will jump to pick up a glove or a bouquet for a silly girl of sixteen, whilst at home he will permit his aged mother to carry pails of water and armfuls of wood, or his wife to lug a twenty-pound baby, hour after hour, without ever offe — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Religious superstitions more than all other influences put together cripple & enslave woman, but so long as women themselves do not see it & hug their chains, we have a great educational work to do ... — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

There is a solitude, which each and every one of us has always carried with him, more inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains, more profound than the midnight sea; the solitude of self. Our inner being, which we call ourself, no eye nor touch of man or angel has ever pierced. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The masculine and feminine elements, exactly equal and balancing each other, are as essential to the maintenance of the equilibrium of the universe as positive and negative electricity, the centripetal and centrifugal forces, the laws of attraction which bind together all we know of this planet whereon we dwell and of the system in which we revolve. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Barbara Haber

Some June, for instance, when the rigors of the academic year are over, I would like to invite the women's studies scholars I know to a banquet where we would cook and serve things like Emily Dickinson's bread and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's pudding (the kind she was always asking Susan B. Anthony to cook for her so that she had time to write a speech). — Barbara Haber

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It is often asserted that woman owes all the advantages of the position she occupies to-day to Christianity, but the facts of history show that the Christian Church has done nothing specifically for woman's elevation. In the general march of civilization, she has necessarily reaped the advantage of man's higher development, but we must not claim for Christianity all that has been achieved by science, discovery and invention. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Men can never understand the fear of everlasting punishment that fills the souls of women and children. The orthodox religion, as drawn from the Bible and expounded by the church, is enough to drive the most imaginative and sensitive natures to despair and death. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

One would think that potential motherhood should make women as a class as sacred as the priesthood. In common parlance we have much fine-spun theorizing on the exalted office of the mother, her immense influence in moulding the character of her sons; "the hand that rocks the cradle moves the world," etc., but in creeds and codes, in constitutions and Scriptures, in prose and verse, we do not see these lofty paeans recorded or verified in living facts. As a class, women were treated among the Jews as an inferior order of beings, just as they are to-day in all civilized nations. And now, as then, men claim to be guided by the will of God. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

When women can support themselves, have entry to all the trades and professions, with a house of their own over their heads and a bank account, they will own their bodies and be dictators in the social realm. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

If we buy a plant of a horticulturist we ask him many questions as to its needs, whether it thrives best in sunshine or in shade, whether it needs much or little water, what degrees of heat or cold; but when we hold in our arms for the first time a being of infinite possibilities, in whose wisdom may rest the destiny of a nation, we take it for granted that the laws governing its life, health, and happiness are intuitively understood, that there is nothing new to be learned in regard to it. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I have endeavoured to dissipate these religious superstitions from the minds of women, and base their faith on science and reason, where I found for myself at last that peace and comfort I could never find in the Bible and the church. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities of higher education, for the full development of her faculties, forces of mind and body; for giving her the most enlarged freedom of thought and action; a complete emancipation from all forms of bondage, of custom, dependence, superstition; from all the crippling influences of fear - is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Susan B. Anthony

Mr. Douglass talks about the wrongs of the negro; but with all the outrages that he to-day suffers, he would not exchange his sexand take the place of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. — Susan B. Anthony

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women learned one important lesson
namely, that it is impossible for the best of men to understand women's feelings or the humiliation of their position. When they asked us to be silent on our question during the War, and labor for the emancipation of the slave, we did so, and gave five years to his emancipation and enfranchisement ... I was convinced, at the time, that it was the true policy. I am now equally sure that it was a blunder. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The great fault of mankind is that it will not think. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

What will we and our daughters suffer if these degraded black men are allowed to have the rights that would make them even worse than our Saxon fathers? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women and negroes, being seven-twelfths of the people, are a majority; and according to our republican theory, are the rightful rulers of the nation. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

God, in His wisdom, has so linked the whole human family together that any violence done at one end of the chain is felt throughout its length. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By 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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The moral qualities are more apt to grow when a human being is useful, and they increase in the woman who helps to support the family rather than in the one who gives herself to idleness and fashionable frivolities. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We should give to our rulers, our sires and sons no rest until all our rights - social, civil and political - are fully accorded. How are men to know what we want unless we tell them? They have no idea that our wants, material and spiritual, are the same as theirs; that we love justice, liberty and equality as well as they do; that we believe in the principles of self-government, in individual rights, individual conscience and judgment, the fundamental ideas of the Protestant religion and republican government. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To no form of religion is woman indebted for one impulse of freedom, as all alike have taught her inferiority and subjection. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women feel the humiliation of their petty distinctions of sex precisely as the black man feels those of color. It is no palliation of our wrongs to say that we are not socially ostracized, so long as we are politically ostracized as he is not. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Dr. Oaks made the remark that, according to the best estimate he could make, there were four hundred murders annually produced by abortion in that county alone ... There must be a remedy for such a crying evil as this. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Embrace truth as it is revealed to-day by human reason. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Put it down in capital letters: SELF-DEVELOPMENT IS A HIGHER DUTY THAN SELF-SACRIFICE. The thing that most retards and militates against women's self development is self-sacrifice. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We should not feel so sorely grieved if no man who had not attained the full stature of a Webster, Clay, Van Buren, or Gerrit Smith could claim the right of the elective franchise. But to have drunkards, idiots, horse-racing, rum-selling 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 the dignity of woman to be longer quietly submitted to. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To refuse political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self-respect. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A very wise father once remarked, that in the government of his children, he forbid as few things as possible; a wise legislature would do the same. It is folly to make laws on subjects beyond human prerogative, knowing that in the very nature of things they must be set aside. To make laws that man cannot and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt. It is very important in a republic, that the people should respect the laws, for if we throw them to the winds, what becomes of civil government? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Progress is the victory of a new thought over old superstitions. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The great lesson that nature seems to teach us at all ages is self-dependence, self-protection, self-support. In the hours of our keenest sufferings all are thrown wholly on themselves for consolation. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

If the Bible teaches the equality of women, why does the church refuse to ordain women to preach the gospel, to fill the offices of deacons and elders, and to administer the Sacraments ... ? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cady Stanton Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Accepting the view that man was prior in the creation, some Scriptural writers say that as the woman was of the man, therefore, her position should be one of subjection. Grant it, then as the historical fact is reversed in our day, and the man is now of the woman, shall his place be one of subjection? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton