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.
Men alone are not capable of making laws for men and women.
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.
By nice women . . . you probably mean selfish women who have no more thought for the underprivileged, overworked women than a pussycat in a sunny window for the starving kitten in the street. Now in that sense I am not a nice woman, for I do care.
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.
Never underestimate the power of a woman.
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.
Women are going to form a chain, a greater sisterhood than the world has ever known.
People must know the past to understand the present, and to face the future.
Literature may be light as a cobweb, but it must be fastened down to life at the four corners.
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!
No nation ever rises higher than its women.
Canada is destined to be one of the great nations of the world and Canadian women must be ready for citizenship.
Women who set a low value of themselves make life hard for all women.
I saw what could be done with words, for I had a vision of a new world as I talked.
War is the antithesis of all our teaching. It breaks all the commandments; it makes rich men poor, and strong men weak. It makes well men sick, and by it living men are changed to dead men.
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.
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.
Children are great idealists, until the stupidity of their elders puts out the fires of the aspirations.
Why are pencils equipped with erasers if not to correct mistakes?
it makes a great difference to a speaker whether he has something to say, or has to say something.
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.
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.
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