1. 10

    ... my convictions led me to adhere to the sufficiency of the light within us, resting on truth as authority, rather than 'taking authority for truth.'

    49
  2. 9

    A child, like all other human beings, has inalienable rights.

    53
  3. 8

    Woman has so long been subject to the disabilities and restrictions with which her progress has been embarrassed that she has become enervated, her mind to some extent paralyzed; and like those still more degraded by personal bondage she hugs her chains.

    60
  4. 7

    Let woman then go on-not asking favors, but claiming as a right the removal of all hindrances to her elevation in the scale of being-let her receive encouragement for the proper cultivation of all her powers, so that she may enter profitably into the active business of life.

    61
  5. 6

    It is time that Christians were judged more by their likeness to Christ than their notions of Christ. Were this sentiment generally admitted we should not see such tenacious adherence to what men deem the opinions and doctrines of Christ while at the same time in every day practise is exhibited anything but a likeness to Christ.

    69
  6. 5

    I grew up so thoroughly imbued with women's rights that it was the most important question of my life from a very early day.

    73
  7. 4

    Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent.

    93
  8. 3

    In the marriage union, the independence of the husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal.

    140
  9. 2

    I have no idea of submitting tamely to injustice inflicted either on me or on the slave. I will oppose it with all the moral powers with which I am endowed. I am no advocate of passivity.

    145
  10. 1

    Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.

    173
  11. Last Update: 22 June 2021

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