Victoria Woodhull Quotes



Best 30 Quotes by Victoria Woodhull

“All talk of women's rights is moonshine. Women have every right. They have only to exercise them.”

“By what right do you refuse to accept the vote of a citizen of the United States?”

“Good care is taken that each state shall have its prisons and other asylums; but not one building is erected nor one law enforced that would teach the people how not to contribute to these over-crowded receptacles of human misery.

All of our politicians are ready to deal with the effects, but not one of them is brave enough to penetrate the substratum of society and deal with the cause.”

“I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please.”

“I and others of my sex find ourselves controlled by a form of government in the inauguration of which we had no voice.”

“I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.”

“I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

“I do not shake hands from a sanitary standpoint.”

“I endeavor to make the most of everything.”

“I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.”

“I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.”

“If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue. What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government?”

“Is it fair to treat a woman worse than a man, and then revile her because she is a woman?”

“It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love.”

“Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.”

“My judges preach against free love openly, practice it secretly.”

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“No man who respects his mother or loves his sister, can speak disparagingly of any woman; however low she may seem to have sunk, she is still a woman.

I want every man to remember this. Every woman is, or, at some time, has been a sister or daughter.”

“The rights of children as individuals begin while yet the remain the fetus. I hold abortion to be just as much murder as the killing of a person after birth is murder.”

“The uses of government should be to foster, protect and promote the possession of equality.”

“The will of the entire people is the true basis of republican government, and a free expression by the public vote of all citizens, without distinctions of race, color, occupation, or sex, is the only means by which that will can be ascertained.”

“The women of the country have the power in their own hands, in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order.”

“There is something wrong with a government that makes women the legal property of their husbands. The whole system needs changing, but men will never make the changes. They have too much to lose.”

“When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.”

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

“Woman's ability to earn money is better protection against the tyranny and brutality of men than her ability to vote.”

“Woman, no less than man, can qualify herself for the more onerous occupations of life.”

“Women have no government.”

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