Inspirational Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

Motivational Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes:- Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women’s rights movement.

Inspirational Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

The more I think about the present condition of women, the more am I oppressed with the reality of their degradation.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Inspirational Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton



Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The greatest block today in the way of woman’s emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible, and the priesthood.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The strongest reason for giving women all the opportunities for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, her forces of mind and body… is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Best Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

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

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 women.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The heyday of a woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Woman’s discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Famous Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Top Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To have drunkards, idiots, horse-racing, rum selling rowdies, ignorant foreigners, and silly boys fully recognized, while we ourselves are thrust out from all the rights that belong to citizens, it is too grossly insulting to… be longer quietly submitted to.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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 maybe, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The God of justice is with us, and our word, our work – our prayer for freedom will not, cannot be in vain.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

There would be more sense in insisting on man’s limitations because he cannot be a mother than on a woman’s because she can be.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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