Elizabeth Cady Stanton


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  • ''I have met few men in my life, worth repeating eight times.''
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. Eighty Years and More (1815-1897), ch. 18 (1898). Replying to a man at an 1872 constitutional convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. He had said, "My wife has presented me with eight beautiful children; is this not a better life-work than that of exercising the right of suffrage?"
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  • ''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 (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. Eighty Years and More (1815-1897), ch. 2 (1898). Of the death of her brother, the only boy of the family's six children, in 1826, when she was eleven. Aware that her bereaved father had longed for another son, she vowed to him "to be all my brother was."
  • ''I have such an intense pride of sex that the triumphs of women in art, literature, oratory, science, or song rouse my enthusiasm as nothing else can.''
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. Eighty Years and More (1815-1897), ch. 17 (1898).
  • ''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 (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. Eighty Years and More (1815-1897), ch. 24 (1898). Reflecting on the large number of untalented girls hoping to gain distinction as artists.

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