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Lucretia Mott
(1793-1880) born on
Jan 03
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.
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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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