110+ Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes On Susan B Anthony, Feminist And Organizer

Top 10 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes (BEST)

  1. A government is just only when the whole people share equally in its protection and advantages.
  2. The best protection any woman can have... is courage.
  3. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
  4. The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.
  5. The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.
  6. When we consider that women are treated as property it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.
  7. 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.
  8. I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.
  9. Progress is the victory of a new thought over old superstitions.
  10. Nothing strengthens the judgement and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Short Quotes

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  • Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
  • Our 'pathway' is straight to the ballot box, with no variableness nor shadow of turning.
  • Words cannot describe the indignation a proud woman feels for her sex in disfranchisement.
  • The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history.
  • The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
  • The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.
  • Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
  • Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
  • Social science affirms that a woman's place in society marks the level of civilization.
  • To refuse political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self-respect.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes On Life

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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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I view it as one of the greatest crimes to shadow the minds of the young with these gloomy superstitions, and with fears of the unknown and the unknowable to poison all their joy in life. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

... not only dowomen sufferindignities in daily life, but the literature of the world proclaims their inferiority and divinely decreed subjection in all history, sacred and profane, in science, philosophy, poetry, and song. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The girl must early be impressed with the idea that she is to be "a hand, not a mouth"; a worker, and not a drone, in the great hive of human activity. Like the boy, she must be taught to look forward to a life of self-dependence, and early prepare herself for some trade or profession. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Though woman needs the protection of one man against his whole sex, in pioneer life, in threading her way through a lonely forest, on the highway, or in the streets of the metropolis on a dark night, she sometimes needs, too, the protection of all men against this one. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Heavenly Father and Mother, make us thankful for all the blessings of this life, and make us ever mindful of the patient hands that oft in weariness spread our tables and prepare our daily food. For humanity's sake, Amen. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

No matter how much women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone, and for safety in an emergency they must know something of the laws of navigation. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Two pure souls fused into one by an impassioned love-friends, counselors-a mutual support and inspiration to each other amid life's struggles, must know the highest human happiness;-this is marriage; and this is the only cornerstone of an enduring home. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Everyone in the full enjoyment of all the blessings of his life, in his normal condition, feels some individual responsibility forthe poverty of others. When the sympathies are not blunted by any false philosophy, one feels reproached by one's own abundance. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes On Conscience

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Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The desire to please those we admire and respect often cripples conscience. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Resolved, That all laws which prevent women from occupying such a station in society as her conscience shall dictate, or which place her in a position inferior to that of man, are contrary to the great precept of nature, and therefore of no force or authority. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Famous Quotes And Sayings

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A man in love will jump to pick up a glove or a bouquet for a silly girl of sixteen, whilst at home he will permit his aged mother to carry pails of water and armfuls of wood, or his wife to lug a twenty-pound baby, hour after hour, without ever offe — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

They who say that women do not desire the right of suffrage, that they prefer masculine domination to self-government, falsify every page of history, every fact in human experience. It has taken the whole power of the civil and canon law to hold woman in the subordinate position which it is said she willingly accepts. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

In her present ignorance, woman's religion, instead of making her noble and free, by the wrong application of great principles ofright and justice, has made her bondage but more certain and lasting, her degradation more hopeless and complete. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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.* — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

While women were tortured, drowned and burned by the thousands, scarce one wizard to a hundred was ever condemned ... The same distinction of sex appears in our own day. One code of morals for men, another for women. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Out of the doctrine of original sin grew the crimes and miseries of asceticism, celibacy and witchcraft; woman becoming the helpless victim of all these delusions. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

[On women's role in the home:] Every wife, mother and housekeeper feels at present that there is some screw loose in the household situation. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

You who have read the history of nations, from Moses down to our last election, where have you ever seen one class looking after the interests of another? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe -the open sesame to every soul. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Woman's degradation is in mans idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The first step in the elevation of women under all systems of religion is to convince them that the great Spirit of the Universe is in no way responsible for any of these absurdities. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

There is a solitude, which each and every one of us has always carried with him, more inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains, more profound than the midnight sea; the solitude of self. Our inner being, which we call ourself, no eye nor touch of man or angel has ever pierced. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Throughout this protracted and disgraceful assault on American womanhood, the clergy baptized each new insult and act of injustice in the name of the Christian religion, and uniformly asked God's blessing on proceedings that would have put to shame an assembly of Hottentots. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

One remarkable fact stands out in the history of witchcraft; and that is, its victims were chiefly women. Scarce one wizard to a hundred witches was ever burned or tortured. — 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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony and beauty may reign supreme. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I think all these reverend gentlemen who insist on the word 'obey' in the marriage service should be removed for a clear violation of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution, which says there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude within the United States. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

You may consider me presumptuous, gentlemen, but I claim to be a citizen of the United States, with all the qualifications of a voter. I can read the Constitution, I am possessed of two hundred and fifty dollars, and the last time I looked in the old family Bible I found I was over twenty-one years of age. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

There must be a remedy even for such a crying evil as this [abortion]. But where shall it be found, at least where begin, if not in the complete enfranchisement and elevation of women? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Though motherhood is the most important of all the professions - requiring more knowledge than any other department in human affairs - there was no attention given to preparation for this office. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

How long will the heathens rage? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I decline to accept Hebrew mythology as a guide to twentieth-century science. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one's self- sovereignty. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The Bible contains some of the most sublime passages in English literature, but is also full of contradictions, inconsistencies, and absurdities. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt. — 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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

... 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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Where no individual in a community is denied his rights, the mass are the more perfectly protected in theirs; for whenever any class is subject to fraud or injustice, it shows that the spirit of tyranny is at work, and no one can tell where or how or when the infection will spread. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The queens in history compare favorably with the kings. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The moral qualities are more apt to grow when a human being is useful, and they increase in the woman who helps to support the family rather than in the one who gives herself to idleness and fashionable frivolities. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I see by the papers that you have once more stirred that pool of intellectual stagnation, the educational convention. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Dr. Oaks made the remark that, according to the best estimate he could make, there were four hundred murders annually produced by abortion in that county alone....There must be a remedy for such a crying evil as this. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Oh, the shortcomings and inconsistency of the average human being, especially when this human being is a man trying to manage women's affairs! — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

They tell us sometimes that if we had only kept quiet, all these desirable things would have come about of themselves. I am reminded of the Greek clown who, having seen an archer bring down a flying bird, remarked, sagely: 'You might have saved your arrow, for the bird would anyway have been killed by the fall.' — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I have such an intense pride of sex that the triumphs of women in art, literature, oratory, science, or song rouse my enthusiasm as nothing else can. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Without fear of contradiction, I can safely say that every step in progress that woman has made she has been assailed by ecclesiastics, that her most vigilant unwearied opponents have always been the clergy. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Embrace truth as it is revealed to-day by human reason. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Well, another female child is born into the world! Last Sunday afternoon, Harriot Eaton Stanton - oh! the little heretic thus to desecrate that holy holiday - opened her soft blue eyes on this mundane sphere. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

How can any woman believe that a loving and merciful God would, in one breath, command Eve to multiply and replenish the earth, and in the next, pronounce a curse upon her maternity? I do not believe that God inspired the Mosaic code, or gave out the laws about women which he is accused of doing. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

... strike the words "white male" from all your constitutions, and then, with fair sailing, let us sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish together. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I know of no other book that so fully teaches the subjection and degradation of women. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

So closely interwoven have been our lives, our purposes, and experiences that, separated, we have a feeling of incompleteness--united, such strength of self-association that no ordinary obstacles, difficulties, or dangers ever appear to us insurmountable. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

God, in His wisdom, has so linked the whole human family together that any violence done at one end of the chain is felt throughout its length. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

If the Bible teaches the equality of women, why does the church refuse to ordain women to preach the gospel, to fill the offices of deacons and elders, and to administer the Sacraments...? — 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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

American women of wealth, education, virtue and refinement, if you do not wish the lower orders of Chinese, Africans, Germans and Irish, with their low ideas of womanhood, to make laws for you and your daughters awake to the danger of your present position and demand that woman, too, shall be represented in the government! — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

You're dangerous."he says. Why?" Because you make me believe in the impossible." — Simone Elkeles (Rules of Attraction) — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Womanhood is the great fact in her life; wifehood and motherhood are but incidental relations. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

You may go over the world and you will find that every form of religion which has breathed upon this earth has degraded woman. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The prejudice against color, of which we hear so much, is no stronger than that against sex. It is produced by the same cause, and manifested very much in the same way. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

... the hey-day of a woman's life is on the shady side of fifty, when the vital forces heretofore expended in other ways are garnered in the brain, when their thoughts and sentiments flow out in broader channels, when philanthropy takes the place of family selfishness, and when from the depths of poverty and suffering the wail of humanity grows as pathetic to their ears as once was the cry of their own children. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

So long as women are slaves, men will be knaves. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The women of this country ought be enlightened in regard to the laws under which they live, that they may no longer publish their degradation by declaring themselves satisfied with their present position, nor their ignorance, by asserting that they have all the rights they want. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It was just so in the American Revolution, in 1776, the first delicacy the men threw overboard in Boston harbor was the tea, woman's favorite beverage. The tobacco and whiskey, though heavily taxed, they clung to with the tenacity of the devil-fish. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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? — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women and negroes, being seven-twelfths of the people, are a majority; and according to our republican theory, are the rightful rulers of the nation. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women have crucified the Mary Wollstonecrafts, the Fanny Wrights, and the George Sands of all ages. Men mock us with the fact and say we are ever cruel to each other... If this present woman must be crucified, let men drive the spikes. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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. - Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Life Lessons by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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  1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton taught us to never give up on our dreams, no matter the obstacles. She fought tirelessly for women's rights, even in the face of criticism and opposition.
  2. She showed us that we can make a difference in the world and that our voices matter. She was an example of how one person can inspire a movement and create lasting change.
  3. She taught us to be brave and to stand up for what we believe in, even in the face of adversity. Her courage and determination serve as an inspiration to us all.

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