"The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source."
"A woman should have every honorable motive to exertion which is enjoyed by man, to the full extent of her capacities and endowments. The case is too plain for argument.
Nature has given woman the same powers, and subjected her to the same earth,
breathes the same air, subsists on the same food, physical, moral, mental
and spiritual. She has, therefore, an equal right with man,
in all efforts to obtain and maintain a perfect existence."
"Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards
never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything
or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out,
avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates,
and bear the consequences."
Susan B. Anthony
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it's in everyone. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."