Quotes from Women

If it's natural to kill, why do men have to go into training to learn how?
~ Joan Baez

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil.
~ Hannah Arendt

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
~ Indira Gandhi

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
~ Susan B. Anthony

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

Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all: the apathy of human beings.
~ Helen Keller

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
~ Maya Angelou

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
~ Audrey Hepburn

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
~ Maria Montessori

We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.
~ Dorothy Day

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
~ Golda Meir

If you can't dance it's not my revolution.
~ Emma Goldman

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
~ Maya Angelou

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
~ Helen Keller

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
~ Maria Montessori

People say, "What is the sense of our small effort?" They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.
~ Dorothy Day

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?
~ Dorothy Day

Don't call me a saint -- I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
~ Dorothy Day

So long as women are slaves, men will be knaves.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It requires philosophy and heroism to rise above the opinion of the wise men of all nations and races.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I think if women would indulge more freely in vituperation, they would enjoy ten times the health they do. It seems to me they are suffering from repression.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I asked them why one reads in the synagogue service every week the "I thank thee, O Lord, that I was not born a woman." "It is not meant in an unfriendly spirit, [they say] and it is not intended to degrade or humiliate women." "But it does, nevertheless. Suppose the service read, 'I thank thee, O Lord, that I was not born a jackass.' Could that be twisted in any way into a compliment to the jackass?"
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Quotes From Men

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.
~ Marcus Aurelius

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
~ Immanuel Kant

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
~ Abraham Lincoln

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
~ John Muir

I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
~ Robert Kennedy

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
~ Marcus Aurelius

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
~ Immanuel Kant

If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.
~ Immanuel Kant

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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
~ Abraham Lincoln

The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.

~ Blaise Pascal

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
~ Blaise Pascal

Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
~ Blaise Pascal

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
~ Robert Kennedy

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
~ Robert Kennedy

The dog barks but the caravan passes on.
~ Goethe

If the sun and moon should doubt they'd immediately go out.
~ William Blake

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
~ William Blake

Action expresses priorities.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

~ Mohandas Gandhi

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

Be the change that you want to see in the world.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

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