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

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




Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "The best protection any woman can have... is courage."

The best protection any woman can have... is courage.




Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "The bible teaches that women brought sin and death into the world. I don't believe that any man ever talked with god. The bible was written by man out of his love of domination."

The bible teaches that women brought sin and death into the world. I don't believe that any man ever talked with god. The bible was written by man out of his love of domination.



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

The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.




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

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



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "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."

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.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Because man and woman are the complement of one another, we need woman's thought in national affairs to make a safe and stable government."

Because man and woman are the complement of one another, we need woman's thought in national affairs to make a safe and stable government.




Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns."

I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "So long as women are slaves, men will be knaves."

So long as women are slaves, men will be knaves.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Progress is the victory of a new thought over old superstitions."

Progress is the victory of a new thought over old superstitions.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice."

self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another."

Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.




Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility."

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Our 'pathway' is straight to the ballot box, with no variableness nor shadow of turning."

Our 'pathway' is straight to the ballot box, with no variableness nor shadow of turning.



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

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



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

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



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

The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history."

The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Men as a general rule have very little reverence for trees."

Men as a general rule have very little reverence for trees.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Out of the doctrine of original sin grew the crimes and miseries of asceticism, celibacy and witchcraft; woman becoming the helpless victim of all these delusions."

Out of the doctrine of original sin grew the crimes and miseries of asceticism, celibacy and witchcraft; woman becoming the helpless victim of all these delusions.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "You who have read the history of nations, from Moses down to our last election, where have you ever seen one class looking after the interests of another?"

You who have read the history of nations, from Moses down to our last election, where have you ever seen one class looking after the interests of another?



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "[On women's role in the home:] Every wife, mother and housekeeper feels at present that there is some screw loose in the household situation."

[On women's role in the home:] Every wife, mother and housekeeper feels at present that there is some screw loose in the household situation.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Woman's degradation is in mans idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man."

Woman's degradation is in mans idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.



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

The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Truth is the only safe ground to stand on."

Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development."

Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.



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

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



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

A woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "To refuse political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self-respect."

To refuse political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self-respect.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Whatever the theories may be of woman's dependence on man, in the supreme moments of her life he can not bear her burdens."

Whatever the theories may be of woman's dependence on man, in the supreme moments of her life he can not bear her burdens.



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

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 Quotes: "One remarkable fact stands out in the history of witchcraft; and that is, its victims were chiefly women. Scarce one wizard to a hundred witches was ever burned or tortured."

One remarkable fact stands out in the history of witchcraft; and that is, its victims were chiefly women. Scarce one wizard to a hundred witches was ever burned or tortured.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness."

Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "I view it as one of the greatest crimes to shadow the minds of the young with these gloomy superstitions, and with fears of the unknown and the unknowable to poison all their joy in life."

I view it as one of the greatest crimes to shadow the minds of the young with these gloomy superstitions, and with fears of the unknown and the unknowable to poison all their joy in life.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Womanhood is the great fact in her life; wifehood and motherhood are but incidental relations."

Womanhood is the great fact in her life; wifehood and motherhood are but incidental relations.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Woman has been the great unpaid laborer of the world."

Woman has been the great unpaid laborer of the world.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "It is the inalienable right of all to be happy."

It is the inalienable right of all to be happy.



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

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all laws into contempt.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "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."

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.



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

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "Every truth we see is one to give to the world, not to keep to ourselves alone."

Every truth we see is one to give to the world, not to keep to ourselves alone.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "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?"

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 Quotes: "All honor to the noble women that have devoted earnest lives to the intellectual needs of mankind!"

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



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

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 Quotes: "The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality."

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: "How long will the heathens rage?"

How long will the heathens rage?