Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: ... so long as woman labors to second man's endeavors and exalt his sex above her own, her virtues pass unquestioned; but when shedares to demand rights and privileges for herself, her motives, manners, dress, personal appearance, and character are subjects for ridicule and detraction.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quote: It is often asserted that woman owes all the advantages of the position she occupies to-day to Christianity, but the facts of history show that the Christian Church has done nothing specifically for woman's elevation. In the general march of civilization, she has necessarily reaped the advantage of man's higher development, but we must not claim for Christianity all that has been achieved by science, discovery and invention.
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Quotes about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one's self- sovereignty.
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Quote about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The isolation of every human soul and the necessity of self- dependence must give each individual the right to choose his own surroundings.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Sayings: Fear, coercion, punishment, are the masculine remedies for moral weakness, but statistics show their failure for centuries. Why not change the system and try the education of the moral and intellectual faculties, cheerful surroundings, inspiring influences? Everything in our present system tends to lower the physical vitality, the self-respect, the moral tone, and to harden instead of reforming the criminal.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Saying: It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another.
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Sayings about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Eve tasted the apple in the Garden of Eden in order to slake that intense thirst for knowledge that the simple pleasure of picking flowers and talking to Adam could not satisfy.
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Saying about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A government is just only when the whole people share equally in its protection and advantages.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: When lions paint pictures men will not always be represented as conquerors. When women translate laws, constitutions, bibles and philosophies, man will not always be the declared heard of the church, the state, and the home.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quote: That only a few, under any circumstances, protest against the injustice of long-established laws and customs, does not disprove the fact of the oppressions, while the satisfaction of the many, if real only proves their apathy and deeper degradation.
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Quotes about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: When I first heard from the lips of Lucretia Mott that I had the same right to think for myself that Luther, Calvin, and John Knox had, and the same right to be guided by my own convictions, and would no doubt live a higher, happier life than if guided by theirs, it was like suddenly coming into the rays of the noon-day sun, after wandering with a rushlight in the caves the earth.
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Quote about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: When women can support themselves, have entry to all the trades and professions, with a house of their own over their heads and a bank account, they will own their bodies and be dictators in the social realm.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Sayings: the wrongs of society can be more deeply impressed on a large class of readers in the form of fiction than by essays, sermons, or the facts of science.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Saying: To develop our real selves, we need time alone for thought and meditation. To be always giving out and never pumping in, the well runs dry.
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Sayings about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities of higher education, for the full development of her faculties, forces of mind and body; for giving her the most enlarged freedom of thought and action; a complete emancipation from all forms of bondage, of custom, dependence, superstition; from all the crippling influences of fear - is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life.
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Saying about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Every truth we see is one to give to the world, not to keep to ourselves alone.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes: 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?
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quote: Men who can, when they wish to write a document, shut themselves up for days with their thoughts and their books, know little of what difficulties a woman must surmount to get off a tolerable production.
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