Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.
I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less.
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain
I don't want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.
I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation.
I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self—reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel...the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.
Independence is happiness.
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.
If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.