Quotes

11 November 2014
So, instead of spending my strength quarreling with the hand, I would strike for the heart of that great tyranny.
11 November 2014
Women should not weaken their cause by impracticable demands. Make no claim which could not be won in a reasonable time. Take one step at a time, get a good foothold in it and advance carefully.
11 November 2014
When a woman starts out in the world on a mission, secular or religious, she should leave her feminine charms at home.
11 November 2014
I put away my brushes; resolutely crucified my divine gift, and while it hung writhing on the cross, spent my best years and powers cooking cabbage. "A servant of servants shall she be," must have been spoken of women, not Negroes.
11 November 2014
I had lived over twenty years without the legal right to be alone one hour M to have the exclusive use of one foot of space M to receive an unopened letter, or to preserve a line of manuscript "from sharp and sly inspection."
11 November 2014
I must be the mate of the man I had chosen; and if he would not come to my level, I must go to his.
11 November 2014
A woman with her two children was captured on the steps of the capitol building, whither she had fled for protection, and this, too, while the stars and stripes floated over it.
11 November 2014
I cannot tell what I am as much afraid of, as a woman who invariably washes on Monday. It is a kind of key to character; and if her mouth is not puckered and her brow wrinkled, they will be, unless she repents.
11 November 2014
They plough, harrow, reap, dig, make hay, rake, bind grain, thresh, chop wood, milk, churn, do anything that is hard work, physical labor, and who says anything against it?
11 November 2014
We have not the slightest idea that women are made of such light material that the breath of any fool or knave may blow them on the rocks of ruin.

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