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Suffrage Quotes

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If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Universal suffrage is the only guarantee against despotism.
- May Wright Sewall

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts,
choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it,
we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
- Frank Moore Colby

I hope this view of the question may be a mistaken one,
because it does not seem to me very unlikely that the
suffrage will be granted to women.
- John Bright

 

Universal suffrage is sound in principle.
The radical element is right.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Look back, to slavery, to suffrage, to integration and one thing is clear.
Fashions in bigotry come and go.
The right thing lasts.
- Anna Quindlen

The Paris Commune was first and foremost a democracy.
The government was a body elected by universal suffrage.
- C. L. R. James

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Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed,
despite this miserable guerilla opposition.
- Victoria Woodhull

Suffrage is the pivotal right.
- Susan B. Anthony

Suffrage is a common right of citizenship.
Women have the right of suffrage.
Logically it cannot be escaped.
- Victoria Woodhull

Proof that they do not understand the republic is that
in their fine promises for universal suffrage,
they forgot women.
- Delphine de Girardin

When a battle for suffrage is conducted,
it should only be conducted according to socialist principles,
and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men.
- Clara Zetkin

What is true of Mr. Mill's influence on the women's-suffrage
question is true also of the other political movements
in which he took an active interest.
- Millicent Fawcett

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.'
- Ernestine Rose

The first organised opposition by women to women's
suffrage in England dates from 1889,
when a number of ladies led by Mrs Ward appealed against
the proposed extension of the Parliamentary suffrage to women.
- Millicent Fawcett

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of
the people against usurpation of power,
or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage;
and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
- Andrew Jackson

Suffrage, noun.
Expression of opinion by means of a ballot.
The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means,
as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the
man of another man's choice,
and is highly prized.
- Ambrose Bierce

Once I should have been, if not satisfied,
partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the
intelligent and those who have been soldiers;
now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded
by sound policy and impartial justice.
- Salmon P. Chase

The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been
avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote,
the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied
and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.
- Ida B. Wells

Father had notions about manhood suffrage,
public schools, the education and the elevation of the masses,
and the gradual emancipation of the slaves,
that did not suit the uncompromising views of people in places like Richmond.
- John Sergeant Wise

A State which has universal suffrage and a wide extension of the jury franchise,
must qualify the people by education to rightly exercise
the great powers with which they are invested.
- Edmund Barton

We fully believed, so soon as we saw that woman's suffrage was right,
every one would soon see the same thing,
and that in a year or two, at farthest,
it would be granted.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education.
To this end, liberal and permanent provision should
be made for the support of free schools by the State governments,
and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known
immorality he abuses his trust;
he sacrifices not only his own interest,
but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.
- Noah Webster

If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages,
they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and
patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
- James Madison

It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain
the men who have been placed in position of difficulty,
burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.
- Bainbridge Colby

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

CHOOSE your future, and take ACTION -
be the hammer, not the nail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

The way of success:
Visualize the end result,
Plan, Take action, Persevere,
Re-plan, Take action, Persevere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Trust in what you love, continue to do it,
and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

Take Delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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