Talk:Lucy Stone

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  • A wife should no more take her husband's name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost.
  • But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote.
    • Statement to to her daughter, Alice Stone Blackwell.
  • For these years I can only be a mother— no trivial thing, either.
  • I was a woman before I was an abolitionist. I must speak for the women.
  • The politician is the creature of the public sentiment— never goes ahead of it because he depends on it...
  • To make the public sentiment, on the side of all that is just and true and noble, is the highest use of life.
  • "We, the people of the United States." Which "We, the people"? The women were not included.