Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Lucy Stone
(1818-1893) born on
Aug 13
US "suffragist, feminist". She founded the American Woman's Suffrage Assn; first known woman to keep her own name after marriage.

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F
"In education, in marriage, in religion, in everything, disappointment is the lot of women. It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every woman's heart until she bows down to it no longer."

R
"I know not what you believe of God, but I believe He gave yearnings and longings to be filled, and that He did not mean all our time should be devoted to feeding and clothing the body."
A
"To make the public sentiment, on the side of all that is just and true and noble, is the highest use of life."
N
The politician is the creature of the public sentiment -- never goes ahead of it because he depends on it . . .
K
"Because I know that I shall suffer, shall I, for this, like Lot's wife, turn back? No, mother, if in this hour of the world's need I should refuse to lend my aid, however small it may be, . . . I should forever despise Lucy Stone."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Speech, "Disappointment Is the Lot of Women," 17-18 October 1855; in "History of Woman Suffrage," Vol. I, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Mathilda Gage, 1881."
R: "Speech, "Disappointment Is the Lot of Women," 17-18 October 1855; in "History of Woman Suffrage," Vol. I, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Mathilda Gage, 1881."
A: ""Morning Star," in "Quotidian," by Gudrun Cable, 1978."
N: ""Morning Star," in "Quotidian," by Gudrun Cable, 1978."
K: "Letter to Her Mother, c. 1847; in "Morning Star," Pt. II, Ch. 6, by Elinor Rice Hays 1961."


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