Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a pioneer for women’s and human rights, was born on this day in 1815.

She’s no longer a household name, but her common sense and life’s work make it clear that she should be.

Not only because of the impact she made on our society, but because America has yet to adopt so many of her clear-headed thoughts.

If you like a rebel, this is your gal.

Maybe we can all carry her torch today. Here’s some quotes to get you started:

The best protection any woman can have… is courage.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.

Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth.

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.

The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.


Wikipedia has good bio and quote pages for her here and here respectively.