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Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.
The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation, because in the degradation of women, the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
I have no idea of submitting tamely to injustice inflicted either on me or on the slave. I will oppose it with all the moral powers with which I am endowed. I am no advocate of passivity.
I long for the day my sisters will rise, and occupy the sphere to which they are called by their high nature and destiny.
In the marriage union, the independence of the husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal.
If our principles are right, why should we be cowards?
The legal theory is, that marriage makes the husband and wife one person, and that person is the husband.
Man is not by nature a tyrant, but becomes a tyrant by power conferred on him.
Liberty is not less a blessing, because oppression has so long darkened the mind that it can not appreciate it.
Truth for authority, not authority for truth.
I grew up so thoroughly imbued with women's rights that it was the most important question of my life from a very early day.
Let our lives be in accordiance with our convictions of right, each striving to carry out our principles
We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.
A child, like all other human beings, has inalienable rights.
... my convictions led me to adhere to the sufficiency of the light within us, resting on truth as authority, rather than 'taking authority for truth.'
Those who go forth ministering to the wants and necessities of their fellow beings experience a rich return, their souls being as a watered garden, and a spring that faileth not
the Law has made the man and wife one person, and that one person the husband!
Women's property has been taxed, equally with that of men's, to sustain colleges endowed by the states; but they have not been permitted to enter those high seminaries of learning.
It is not Christianity, but priestcraft that has subjected woman as we find her.
Christian soldiers armed with virtue- hearts afire with blind obsession, cannot see the difference 'twixt compassion and oppression
The likeness we bear to Jesus is more essential than our notions of him.
There is nothing of greater importance to the well-being of society at large - of man as well as woman - than the true proper position of woman.
Liberty is no less a blessing because oppression has so long darkened the mind that it can not appreciate it.
In the true married relationship, the independence of husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal.