Not by the forces of civil war can you govern the very weakest woman. You can kill that woman, but she escapes you then; you cannot govern her. No power on earth can govern a human being, however feeble, who withholds his or her consent.
I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ask for the ballot for the Negro and not for the woman.
There’s always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself – whether it’s Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. – because that’s the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.
I know you’ve been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvellous. It must be very inexpensive.
Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.
The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.