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Lucretia Mott Quotes: Man is not by nature a tyrant, but becomes a tyrant by power conferred on him.
         

Man is not by nature a tyrant, but becomes a tyrant by power conferred on him.


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Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.

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.

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 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.

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.

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?

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.

The legal theory is, that marriage makes the husband and wife one person, and that person is the husband.



Liberty is not less a blessing, because oppression has so long darkened the mind that it can not appreciate it.

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.

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.

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.





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This Captain had been brought up in Istanbul. His mind was made of minarets and domes. He capped himself with spacious ease. He was his own call to prayer.

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This page presents the quote "Man is not by nature a tyrant, but becomes a tyrant by power conferred on him.". Author of this quote is Lucretia Mott. This quote is about nature, men, tyrants, power,.