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Lucretia Mott Quotes: ... 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.'
         

... 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.'


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



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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.



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In the marriage union, the independence of the husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal.



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If our principles are right, why should we be cowards?



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



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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.

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.





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