Quotations by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Born: Sunday, November 12, 1815
Died: Sunday, October 26, 1902 (86 years old)
Profession: Activist
Nationality: American


Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Friend, Conservative, Dew, World)

Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Logic)

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Reason)

I shall not grow conservative with age.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Age, Conservative)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Boys, Order, Study)

It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Class, Wrongs)

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Conscience, Judgment, Nothing, Responsibility)

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Duty, Self)

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
(Keywords: Books, Earth, Laws, Universe)

The best protection any woman can have... is courage.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Courage, Protection, Woman)

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Women, Church, Bible)

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
(Keywords: Church, Bible, Law, Today, Woman)

The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Life, Woman)

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Equality, History, Past, Struggle)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Soul, Christian, Memory, Suffering, Superstition)

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
(Keywords: Life, Truth, Policy, Fear, Light, Motives, Opinions)

The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: History, Women, Slavery)

The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Women, Religious)

The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Women, Church, Teaching)

The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Mother, Wife, Woman)

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.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Idea, Mankind, May, Reform)

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Contempt, Law, Laws, Man, Will)

To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Education, Eyes, Obstacles)

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
(Keywords: History, Men, Class, Fight, Labor)

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
(Keywords: History, Books, Morals, Nothing, Woman)

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Men, Women, Self)

Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Development, Discontent, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Women, Work, Necessity, Self)

Words cannot describe the indignation a proud woman feels for her sex in disfranchisement.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: Sex, Woman, Words)







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