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“Custom is never, by her nature, the handmaid of freedom ...”
“... all external opposition, in whatever form it may appear, is harmless, compared to internal sedition.”
“We may draw good out of evil: we must not do evil, that good may come.”
“In a republican land the power behind the throne is the power.”
“Confusion has seized us, and all things go wrong, / The women have leaped from 'their spheres,' / And, instead of fixed stars, shoot as comets along, / And are setting the world by the ears!”
“They've taken a notion to speak for themselves, / And are wielding the tongue and the pen; / They've mounted the rostrum; the termagent elves, / And — oh horrid! — are talking to men! / With faces unblanched in our presence they come / To harangue us, they say, in behalf of the dumb.”
Maria Chapman, U.S. abolitionist, women's rights worker, philanthropist
(1806 - 1885)
Full name: Maria Weston Chapman.