TOP 20 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

TOP 20 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes.
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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 (00:00)

“The heyday of woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (00:07)

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (00:14)

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (00:21)

“The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (00:28)

“Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (00:35)

“A government is just only when the whole people share equally in its protection and advantages.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (00:42)

“The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (00:49)

“I am weary seeing our laboring classes so wretchedly housed, fed, and clothed, while thousands of dollars are wasted every year over unsightly statues. If these great man must have outdoor memorials, let them be in the form of handsome blocks of buildings for the poor.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (00:56)

“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.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (01:03)

“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (01:10)

“I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (01:17)

“I have endeavoured to dissipate these religious superstitions from the minds of women, and base their faith on science and reason, where I found for myself at last that peace and comfort I could never find in the Bible and the church.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (01:24)

“When lions paint pictures men will not always be represented as conquerors. When women translate laws, constitutions, bibles and philosophies, man will not always be the declared heard of the church, the state, and the home.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (01:31)

“Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (01:38)

“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 (01:45)

“The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (01:52)

“Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one’s self- sovereignty.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (01:59)

“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 (02:06)

“Thus far women have been the mere echoes of men. Our laws and constitutions, our creeds and codes, and the customs of social life are all of masculine origin. The true woman is as yet a dream of the future. A just government, a humane religion, a pure social life await her coming.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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