Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Lucretia Mott
(1793-1880) born on
Jan 3
US social reformer. She was a leader in the anti-slavery movement and co-founded the U.S. women's rights movement.

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F
"Let woman then go on -- not asking as favour, but claiming as right, the removal of all the hindrances to her elevation in the scale of being . . ."

R
"Truth for authority, not authority for truth."
A
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.
N
"Let [woman] receive encouragement for the proper cultivation of all her powers, so that she may enter profitably into the active business of life."
K
"I resolved to claim for my sex all that an impartial Creator had bestowed, which, by custom and a perverted application of the Scriptures, had been wrested from woman."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989."
R: "Motto, quoted in "The Peerless Leader," by Hibben."
A: "In "21st Century Dictionary of Quotations," by Princeton Language Institute , 1993."
N: "In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989."
K: "In "Biography of Distinquished Women," by Sarah Josepha Hale, 1876."


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