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Anne Newport Royall

  • Good work instead of long prayers.

    • Anne Newport Royall,
    • motto (c. 1825), in Annie Laurie Gaylor, ed., Women Without Superstition "No Gods--No Masters": The Collected Writings of Women Freethinkers of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries ()
  • Free thought, free speech and a free press.

    • Anne Newport Royall,
    • motto (c. 1825), in Annie Laurie Gaylor, ed., Women Without Superstition "No Gods--No Masters": The Collected Writings of Women Freethinkers of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries ()
  • May the arm of the first member of Congress, who proposes a national religion, drop powerless from his shoulder; his tongue cleave to the roof of his mouth and all the people say amen.

  • Fanaticism and bigotry require any food but common sense, and reason, which would break the charm of those spellbound fanatics.

Anne Newport Royall, U.S. first newspaperwoman, activist

(1769 - 1854)