Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American women's- rights leader. She was an author, abolitionist, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the woman's rights movements. She initiated rallies and motivated women to come up for their equal status in this world. She was the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association.
She was born on November 12, 1815, in Johnstown, New York. She was born in a prestigious family with servants and maids being at the distance of one call. Her father was a prominent lawyer and state assemblymen.
Her 'Declaration of Sentiments' made a loud stand for each woman, and from there, the equality rage began. She drafted the first demand for women's suffrage. She was also the main force behind the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, with other prominent faces like Lucretia Mott.
She wrote The Women's Bible, and she took assistance from her daughter Harriet Stanton Blatch. This book was a move towards making people see how women were being strangled into prejudice from early eras. It was published in two volumes.
Stanton also participated in the civil war. She guided Anthony for the 13th amendment, which later abolished slavery. She was a great orator and writer. With these skills, she was able to gain an audience and participants for various rallies.
Elizabeth is a noble name in making women stand up for themselves.
Here are some of her most inspiring Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes and sayings.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
If we know that if something is wrong, we must stand against it. If we know how justice shall come, we should raise our voice for it.
You have to be brave and let people know your ideas and opinions. Our step could bring this world to light. There are so many people suffering, and you have a way to make it cease.
Never bury your opinions in yourself. Make it a revolution.
The best protection any woman can have... is courage.
This world is a malicious place for a woman. There are so many atrocities that she has to face.
The best safeguard she has his courage. Courage to stand against everything wrong that is happening to her. Once she holds bravery, she will no longer be weak and a mere prey.
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.
All the stereotypes, superficial norms confine a woman into their houses and subject them as only validated to men.
The holy books, the scriptures, even the politics make woman lack their basic rights. Once a woman understands that these all are just men's opinions written on prominent assets, women will realize that they stand as equal status as any men.
To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.
Education is the primary essentiality for this world. Every country will become a way more peaceful and contented place when every person in that country is educated.
This is a basic right that no one should be deprived of.
Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
When a woman starts to grow when her mental development enrolls she learns the difference between right and wrong. She realizes her rights, and from there, she learns to take a step for her equal integrity.
By being progressed as a person will make your life strive towards betterment.
I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
A person should always continue to do things. Those who are busy doing something are fruitfully utilizing their time and effort.
But when you are fatigued and too disposable, then your mental and physical being declines.
You must be active and vocal in life.
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Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth.
Nature is very refined. She never makes a difference between two human beings. She has equally distributed everyone their share of resources. Her laws are equal for each and all.
Nature law teaches everyone to be together and attracted to each other. She teaches us to be virtuous.
I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.
A girl is more than beautiful or ugly, hard-working or lazy, sublime or classy, too talkative or too quiet. A woman is more than some adjectives. She is herself first. She is a whole person.
Before being too progressive or too loud, Stanton is Elizabeth first.
Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.
When a person drowns in the emotion of rage or the need to be superior, he/she lose the real perspective of being a human.
We need people to accuse their egos and become more kind towards all. Only then will people be able to react logically.
Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
This world is growing and progressing by day-to-day. With new concepts replacing the older repressive ones, we are stepping into a better place where everyone will be treated with equal dignity.
No one will be subjected to slavery or to being dominated just because of their sex or race or anything for that matter.
Progress is the victory of a new thought over old superstitions.
When old beliefs and unreasonable superstitions are questioned for their existence, then only the new day rises.
We walk on the path of progression when the overshadowing laws cease to be.
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So long as women are slaves, men will be knaves.
As long as women are made to only be ruled by men and subjected to 'work' for them, these men will continue to be this obnoxious being.
Women must be freed from the world of oppression only then will this world come to its senses and become a better place.
Womanhood is the great fact in her life; wifehood and motherhood are but incidental relations.
A woman is a woman first than anything else. Women must become a true version of themselves and later enroll in any other relation.
For years she is materialized for breastfeeding and men-pleasing. It is high time for the female gender to become more stable and more who they are.
The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history.
The human generations have witnessed various atrocities and shameful acts, but women's oppression top all of it.
Women were made to be nothing but pets and house-maker. They were bullied, they faced domestics-violence, they were raped, and many more to count.
It shows how long this world has degraded women.
The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their souls but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.
People who live to help others are the people who live in peace. They experience the best pleasures in life.
They spread happiness in others' hearts which is the best deed a person could do.
A woman has been the great unpaid laborer of the world.
For years women are doing every household task that they were given. They handled home, husbands, family, and kids but were never paid or appreciated for their work. This is why women must step up and ask for their due rights.
They must be admired and valued for their presence.
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To develop our real selves, we need time alone for thought and meditation.
To connect to our true selves, we have to practice solitude. Without being connected with your core, you will not be able to find your true self. You would not be able to find your true purpose without being alone and at peace.
Learn to separate yourself from the crowd for few days. You will find new meanings.
Of all the battles for liberty in the long past, woman only has been left to fight her own, without help.
Worst of all things is that women never were flourished with support and strength. They were made to go on the war alone, the war that they had to fight for themselves.
They were thrown into a pit of shame for even standing up for their basic rights.
With age come the inner, the higher life.
When we grow older and older, we experience new things. We learn new things, and with that, we understand new things.
We learned to accept. We learn to gain peace. Growing old brings your wisdom. You connect with your inner self.
Everyone is created equal.
Everyone in this world was created equal. No one is different. Everyone must have equal rights and status in this world.
Learn to love all.