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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Elizabeth Cady Stanton on sentiments, courage, declaration, books, speech, women, suffrage, achievements and protection

21 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Quick Facts

Famous As: Women’s Rights Activist

Born On: November 12, 1815

Died On: October 26, 1902

Born In: Johnstown

Founder / Co Founder: American Equal Rights Association, National Woman Suffrage Association, International Council of Women, National American Woman Suffrage Association, Women's rights

Died At Age: 86

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an illustrious American social crusader, abolitionist and suffragist. She was also a prominent figure in the early women’s right movement. She is accredited with commencing the first organized women’s suffrage and women’s right movement in the United States. This was a result of her ‘Declaration of Sentiments’ in 1848 which were presented in ‘Seneca Falls Convention’. Stanton also served as the President of ‘National Woman Suffrage Association’ from 1892 to 1900. Prior to focusing completely on women’s right and suffrage, she was actively working as an abolitionist along with her husband Henry Brewster Stanton and her cousin, Gerrit Smith. Following is a compilation of some notable thoughts, opinions, viewpoints and sayings by Elizabeth Cady Stanton which have been curated from her work, speeches, writings and life. Go through the empowering quotations and thoughts by Elizabeth Cady Stanton on history, women, courage, equality, struggle, words, proud, slavery, bible, fear, self-sacrifice, logic, duty, obstacles, mankind, triumph and more.

Woman's degradation is in mans idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

When we consider that women are treated as property it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The best protection any woman can have... is courage.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

You're dangerous."he says. Why?" Because you make me believe in the impossible." — Simone Elkeles (Rules of Attraction)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Men think that self-sacrifice is the most charming of all the cardinal virtues for women, and in order to keep it in healthy working order, they make opportunities for its illustration as often as possible.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I poured out the torrent of my long-standing discontent and I challenged them to do and dare anything.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Dress loose,take a great deal of exercise ,and be particular about your diet and sleep sound enough,the body has a great effect on the mind.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To-day the woman is Mrs. Richard Roe, to-morrow Mrs. John Doe, and again Mrs. James Smith according as she changes masters, and she has so little self-respect that she does not see the insult of the custom.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

How long will the heathens rage?

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Put it down in capital letters: SELF-DEVELOPMENT IS A HIGHER DUTY THAN SELF-SACRIFICE. The thing that most retards and militates against women’s self development is self-sacrifice.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Think of the inconvenience of vanishing as it were from your friends and, correspondents three times in one's natural life.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We come into this world alone, unlike all who have gone before us...Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton