Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
The best protection any woman can have ... is courage.
There is a solitude which each and every one of us has always carried within. More inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains, more profound than the midnight sea: the solitude of self.
Social science affirms that a woman's place in society marks the level of civilization.
Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, her 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.
The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.
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.
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?
The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, her forces of mind and body... is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life.
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.
Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.
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.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
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.