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Alice Hubbard

  • I believe that woman is the equal of man — if she is. That woman is no better than man — unless she is.

  • We have overdone this matter of distinctions and differences. We have differentiated and analyzed until we were near dissolution. We must unify. We are souls. Female souls? Male Souls? No, immortal souls.

  • No one can think for us any more than another can eat for us.

  • Responsibility has more salvation in it than religion can bestow.

  • Woman has gone far and traveled fast since she came to believe in herself. And / When doors, great and small, / Nine and ninety flew ope at her touch, / Shall the hundredth appal?

  • The idea of salvation through some one or some thing outside of ourselves came from love of inertia. We want God or his Son to save us. We thought that Hapi would give us immortality if we flattered his vanity by praying to him.

  • There is usually less romance in marriage than in any other relationship of life. But the general idea concerning marriage is that it is all or nearly all romance.

  • When a woman feels the first grip of her child's dependence upon her, she has forever lost her freedom. If the child dies, a grave shackles her soul through life. If the child lives, the welfare of that child keeps perpetually between her and the sun.

  • Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to make a better article.

    • Alice Hubbard,
    • in Elbert Hubbard, The Motto Book ()

Alice Hubbard, U.S. writer, feminist, leading figure in Roycroft movement

(1861 - 1915)

Full name: Alice Moore Hubbard.