I was born a heretic. I always distrusted people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.
I pray every single moment of my life not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more: women, their rights and nothing less.
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth.
…the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
Cautious careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing never can bring about a reform.
The older I get the greater power I seem to have to help the world I am like a snowball-the further I am rolled the more I gain.
Oh yes. I’d do it all again the spirit is willing yet I feel the same desire to do the work but the flesh is weak. It’s too bad that our bodies wear out while our interests are just as strong as ever.
Woman must not depend upon the protection of man but must be taught to protect herself.
The only question left to be settled now is are women persons?
No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party who ignores her sex.
Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.
Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
It is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government: the ballot.
Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!
I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men’s rights are nothing more. Women’s rights are nothing less.
I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.
If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.