Because I know that I shall suffer, shall I, for this, like Lot's wife, turn back No, mother, if in this hour of the world's need I should refuse to lend my aid, however small it may be, . . . I should forever despise Lucy Stone.
More Quotes from Lucy Stone:To make the public sentiment, on the side of all that is just and true and noble, is the highest use of life.
The press, many-tongued, surpassed itself in reproaches upon these women who had so far departed from their sphere as to speak in public.
Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things.
But, whatever the reason, the idea was born that women could and should be educated. It lifted a mountain load from woman. It shattered the idea, everywhere pervasive as the atmosphere, that women were incapable of education, and would be less womanly, less desirable in every way, if they had it.
If a woman earned a dollar by scrubbing, her husband had a right to take the dollar and go and get drunk with it and beat her afterwards. It was his dollar.
We pleaded that whatever was fit to be done at all might with propriety be done by anybody who did it well that the tools belonged to those who could use them that the possession of a power presupposed a right to its use. This was urged from city to city, from state to state. Women were encouraged to try new occupations.
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