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.

"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 . . ."

"Truth for authority, not authority for truth."
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.
"Let [woman] receive encouragement for the proper cultivation of all her powers, so that she may enter profitably into the active business of life."
"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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