Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.
God created the first pair equal in rights, possessions, and authority. He bequeathed the earth to them as a joint inheritance; gave them joint dominion over the irrational creation; but none over each other.
The sexes in each species of being... are always true equivalents - equals but not identical.
One thing is certain. I am not afraid to act as my conscience dictates, no matter what the world may think …
The law of grab is the primal law of infancy.
There were angry men confronting me and I caught the flashing of defiant eyes, but above me and within me, there was a spirit stronger than them all.
Any positive thinker is compelled to see everything in the light of his own convictions.
Mr. Darwin ... has failed to hold definitely before his mind the principle that the difference of sex, whatever it may consist in, must itself be subject to natural selection and to evolution.
Slavery is malignantly aristocratic.
No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal.
The brain is not, and cannot be, the sole or complete organ of thought and feeling.
Every nursing mother, in the midst of her little dependent brood, has far more right to whine, sulk or scold, as temperament dictates, because beefsteak and coffee are not prepared for her and exactly to her taste, than any man ever had or ever can have during the present stage of human evolution.
Plants live; how much they feel and enjoy, who shall say?
If woman's sole responsibility is of the domestic type, one class will be crushed by it, and the other throw it off as a badge of poverty. The poor man's motto, 'Woman's work is never done,' leads inevitably to its antithesis - ladies' work is never begun.
if human justice is to supplement Nature's provisions, all family duties must be shared equitably, in person or by proxy.
Women's thoughts are impelled by their feelings. Hence the sharp-sightedness, the direct instinct, the quick perceptions; hence also their warmer prejudices and more unbalanced judgments. In this the child is like the woman.
Work, alternated with needful rest, is the salvation of man or woman.
We fully believed, so soon as we saw that woman's suffrage was right, every one would soon see the same thing, and that in a year or two, at farthest, it would be granted.
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