Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

Most popular Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

I forged the thunderbolts.  She fired them.
It is the inalienable right of all to be happy.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

happiness

The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.

despotism

Mothers of the race, the most important actors in the grand drama of human progress.

mother

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

law

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

law

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.

responsibility

Motherhood is the most important of all professions—requiring  more knowledge than any other department in human affairs.

motherhood

Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton
To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education [for women] is like putting out the eyes; to deny the rights of property, like cutting off the hands.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

obstacles

We have indulged freely in criticism of each other when alone, and hotly contended whenever we have differed, but in our friendship of years there has never been the break of one hour.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe--the open sesame to every soul.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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

censorship

That only a few, under any circumstances, protest against the injustice of long-established laws and customs, does not disprove the fact of the oppressions, while the satisfaction of the many, if real only proves their apathy and deeper degradation.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

injustice rebels law

So closely interwoven have been our lives, our purposes, and experiences that, separated, we have a feeling of incompleteness--united, such strength of self-association that no ordinary obstacles, difficulties, or dangers ever appear to us insurmountable.