28 Famous Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

28 Famous Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a abolitionist, leader of the women’s rights movement, and social activist. She is most known for organizing the very first women’s suffrage movements in the United States. She died in 1902 at the age of 86.

“Accepting the view that man was prior in the creation, some Scriptural writers say that as the woman was of the man, therefore, her position should be one of subjection. Grant it, then as the historical fact is reversed in our day, and the man is now of the woman, shall his place be one of subjection?”

“Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.”

“Did I not feel that the time has come for the questions of women’s wrongs to be laid before the public? Did I not believe that women herself must do this work, for women alone understand the height, the depth, the breadth of her degradation.”

“Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.”

“I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.”

“I poured out the torrent of my long-standing discontent and I challenged them to do and dare anything.”

“I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.”

“It requires philosophy and heroism to rise above the opinion of the wise men of all nations and races.”

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”

“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”

“Susan had an earnest soul, a conscience tending to morbidity.”

“The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women’s emancipation.”

“The greatest block today in the way of woman’s emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.”

“The heyday of woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.”

“The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman.”

“The prejudice against color, of which we hear so much, is no stronger than that against sex.”

“The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.”

“Think of the inconvenience of vanishing as it were from your friends and, correspondents three times in one’s natural life.”

“To deny political equality is to rob the ostracised of all self-respect; of credit in the market place; of recompense in the world of work; of a voice among those who make and administer the law; a choice in the jury before whom they are tried, and in the judge who decides their punishment.”

“To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.”

“We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”

“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.”

“Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own.”

“Womanhood is the great fact in her life; wifehood and motherhood are but incidental relations.”

“Woman’s discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.”

“Women’s degradation is in man’s idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man. Come what will, my whole soul rejoices in the truth that I have uttered.”

“Words cannot describe the indignation a proud woman feels for her sex in disfranchisement.”