Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes.
Because man and woman are the complement of one another, we need woman’s thought in national affairs to make a safe and stable government.
The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.
The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
Religious superstitions more than all other influences put together cripple & enslave woman, but so long as women themselves do not see it & hug their chains, we have a great educational work to do.
The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, her forces of mind and body… is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
Men think that self-sacrifice is the most charming of all the cardinal virtues for women, and in order to keep it in healthy working order, they make opportunities for its illustration as often as possible.
I shall not grow conservative with age.
The best protection any woman can have… is courage.
To have drunkards, idiots, horse-racing, rumselling rowdies, ignorant foreigners, and silly boys fully recognized, while we ourselves are thrust out from all the rights that belong to citizens, it is too grossly insulting to… be longer quietly submitted to.
The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up to be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages.