The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.
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.
To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.
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?
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.
The heyday of woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.
The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
Words cannot describe the indignation a proud woman feels for her sex in disfranchisement.
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.