Skip to main content

Inspiring Quotes from Leaders of the Women's Rights Movement

Inspiring Quotes from Leaders of the Women's Rights Movement

"If society will not admit of women's free development, then society must be remodeled." ― Elizabeth Blackwell

"The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.” ― Susan B. Anthony

"An idea built the wall of separation between the sexes, and an idea will crumble it to dust." ― Sarah Moore Grimké

“The women of today are the thoughts of their mothers and grandmothers, embodied and made alive. They are active, capable, determined and bound to win. They have one-thousand generations back of them... Millions of women dead and gone are speaking through us today” ― Matilda Joslyn Gage

“I recognize no rights but human rights – I know nothing of men’s rights and women’s rights.” ―  Angela Grimke

"Never give nor take an excuse." ― Florence Nightingale

"Let men be compelled to wear our dress for awhile and we should soon hear them advocating a change." ― Amelia Bloomer

"A feminist is any woman who tells the truth about her life." ― Virginia Woolf

"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do." ― Jane Austen

“Go where least wanted, for there you are most needed.” ― Abbey Kelley Foster

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." ― Harriet Beecher Stowe


{{playbook.title}}

Continue learning with this Ellevate Playbook:

Ellevate Network is a community of professional women committed to helping each other succeed. We use the power of community to help you take the next step in your career.

By sharing your email you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

By sharing your email you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

🎊

Thank you! Career advice and opportunities are on the way to your inbox.

Add your zip code, so we can invite you to our local events!