The work of woman is not to lessen the severity or the certainty of the penalty for the violation of the moral law, but to prevent this violation by the removal of the causes which lead to it.
There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
If women will not accept marriage with subjection, nor men proffer it without, there is, there can be, no alternative. The women who will not be ruled must live without marriage. And during this transition period… single women make comfortable and attractive homes for themselves.
I have given my life and all I am to it, and now I want my last act to be to give it all I have, to the last cent.
This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then but they were not roses.
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
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 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.
Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.
For every betrayed woman, there is always the betrayer, man.