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I want to be identified with the negro; until he gets his rights, we shall never have ours.
I recognize no rights but human rights - I know nothing of men's rights and women's rights.
Slavery always has, and always will produce insurrections wherever it exists, because it is a violation of the natural order of things.
Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
One who is a slaveholder at heart never recognizes a human being in a slave.
I recognize no rights but human rights.
We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.
It is through the tongue, the pen, and the press that truth is principally propagated.
The nation is in a death-struggle. It must either become one vast slaveocracy of petty tyrants, or wholly the land of the free.
We know it matters not what we have been but this and always this: what we shall be.
If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.
The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism.
I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment.
Thou art blind to the danger of marrying a woman who feels and acts out the principle of equal rights.
I am a mystery to myself.
I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.
There is something in the heart of man which will bend under moral suasion. There is a swift witness for truth in his bosom, which will respond to truth when it is uttered with calmness and dignity.
So precious a talent as intellect never was given to be wrapt in a napkin and buried in the earth.
Duty is ours and events are God's.
Our fathers waged a bloody conflict with England, because they were taxed without being represented. This is just what unmarried women of property are now.
Human beings have rights, because they are moral beings: the rights of all men grow out of their moral nature; and as all men have the same moral nature, they have the same rights.
Can you not see that women could do and would do a hundred times more for the slave, if she were not fettered?