Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
I am a believer in women, in their ability to do things and in their influence and power. Women set the standards for the world, and it is for us, women in Canada, to set the standards high.
I want to leave something behind when I go; some small legacy of truth, some word that will shine in a dark place.
That seems to be the haunting fear of mankind - that the advancement of women will sometime, someway, someplace, interfere with some man's comfort.
Children are great idealists, until the stupidity of their elders puts out the fires of the aspirations.
Disturbers are never popular - nobody ever really loved an alarm clock in action, no matter how grateful he may have been afterwards for its kind services!
Women who set a low value of themselves make life hard for all women.
The economic dependence of women is perhaps the greatest injustice that has been done to us, and has worked the greatest injury to the race.
No nation ever rises higher than its women ...
Why are pencils equipped with erasers if not to correct mistakes?
Women are going to form a chain, a greater sisterhood than the world has ever known.
Women had first to convince the world that they had souls and then that they had minds and then it came on to this matter of political entity and the end is not yet....
We may yet live to see the day when women will be no longer news! And it cannot come too soon. I want to be a peaceful, happy, normal human being, pursuing my unimpeded way through life, never having to stop to explain, defend or apologize for my sex.
The greatest insult came at the marriage ceremony when the minister asked 'who giveth this woman,' and some brother, or father or other man, unblushingly said he did, as though it were entirely a commercial transaction between men.
People must know the past to understand the present, and to face the future;
The horse on the treadmill may be very discontented, but he is not disposed to tell his troubles, for he cannot stop to talk.
Chivalry is like a line of credit. You can get plenty of it when you do not need it.
Every season of life has its compensations ...
A wound in a young heart is like a wound in a young tree. It does not grow out. It grows in.
I am one of those irritating people, who hang on to the door-knob after they say good-bye, and will neither come back nor go, always remembering something else which must be said ...
Prohibition is a hard sounding word, worthless as a rallying cry, hard as a locked door or going to bed without your supper.
Canada is destined to be one of the great nations of the world and Canadian women must be ready for citizenship.
The average reader can contemplate with considerable fortitude the sorrows and disappointments of someone else.
The good is the greatest rival of the best.
Chivalry is a poor substitute for justice, if one cannot have both. Chivalry is something like the icing on the cake, sweet but not nourishing.
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