Woman must have a purse of her own, and how can this be so long as the law denies to the wife all right to both the individual and the joint earnings?
Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people – women as well as men.
Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
It is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government: the ballot.
White men have always controlled their wives’ wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.
Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
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.
Suffrage is the pivotal right.
Are you going to cater to the whims and prejudices of people? We draw out from other people our own thought. If, when you go out to organize, you go with a broad spirit, you will create and call out breadth and toleration. You had better organize one woman on a broad platform than 10,000 on a narrow platform of intolerance and bigotry.