Zitat des Tages von Elizabeth Cady Stanton:
Words cannot describe the indignation a proud woman feels for her sex in disfranchisement.
It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another.
The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
The more I think on the present condition of woman, the more am I oppressed with the reality of their degradation.
Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support, but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work for which they are fitted.
I shall not grow conservative with age.
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?
Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
The best protection any woman can have... is courage.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.
The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.
We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of woman.
The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.
The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.
Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.
There would be more sense in insisting on man's limitations because he cannot be a mother than on a woman's because she can be.
The God of justice is with us, and our word, our work - our prayer for freedom will not, cannot be in vain.