QuoteItUp on Facebook

Ernestine Rose quotes

I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts.

But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough, rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea for keeping woman in the background!

It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so.

If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife, reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard, would dictate that it should be in her favor.

Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'

Fathers like to have children good-natured, well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy.

Do you not yet understand what has made woman what she is? Then see what the sickly taste and perverted judgment of man now admires in woman.

Agitate! Agitate! Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation - the one is life, the other death.

Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human rights, are nothing but dead letters.

Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle. I go for recognition of human rights, without distinction of sect, party, sex, or color.

I asked God if it was a sin and He didn't say anything.

If God is pleased in making you sick and unhappy, I hate God.

No! on Human Rights and Freedom, on a subject that is as self-evident as that two and two make four, there is no need of any written authority.

Slavery and freedom cannot exist together.

The few bright meteors in man's intellectual horizon could well be matched by women, were she allowed to occupy the same elevated position.

There is no reason against woman's elevation, but prejudices.

We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society.

When a man comes to me and tries to convince me that he is not a thief, then I take care of my coppers.

Why should women not be a martyr for her cause?

Again, I shall be told that the law presumes the husband to be kind, affectionate, and ready to provide for and protect his wife. But what right, I ask, has the law to presume at all on the subject?