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To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.
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.
self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.
Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
Nature never repeats herself and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
The best protection any woman can have... is courage.
The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
Social science affirms that a woman's place in society marks the level of civilization.
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
The best protection any woman can have ... is courage.
Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.
There is a solitude which each and every one of us has always carried within. More inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains more profound than the midnight sea: the solitude of self.
The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation.
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.
When we consider that women are treated as property it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.
I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.
The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.
I shall not grow conservative with age.
The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
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.
We cannot accept any code or creed that uniformly defrauds woman of all her natural rights.
Think of the inconvenience of vanishing as it were from your friends and, correspondents three times in one's natural life.
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?