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Anna Howard Shaw

  • A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, 'Women have never produced anything of any value to the world.' I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.

    • Anna Howard Shaw,
    • in Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper, eds., History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4 ()
  • ... work ... has always been my favorite form of recreation.

  • And looking into the face of ... one dead man we see two dead, the man and the life of the woman who gave him birth; the life she wrought into his life! And looking into his dead face someone asks a woman, what does a woman know about war? What, what, friends in the face of a crime like that, what does man know about war?

    • Anna Howard Shaw,
    • speech ()
  • But we are learning from the teaching and example of Jesus that life itself is a religion, that nothing is more sacred than a human being, that the end of all right institutions, whether the home or the church or an educational establishment, or a government, is the development of the human soul.

    • Anna Howard Shaw,
    • 1917, in Aileen S. Kraditor, The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement 1890-1920 ()

Anna Howard Shaw, English-born U.S. minister, lecturer

(1847 - 1919)