Alice Paul

(Alice Stokes Paul)

Alice Paul
Alice Paul
  • Born: January 11, 1885
  • Died: July 9, 1977
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Suffragist

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Alice Stokes Paul was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote. Paul initiated, and along with Lucy Burns and others, strategized events such as the Woman Suffrage Procession and the Silent Sentinels, which were part of the successful campaign that resulted in the amendment's passage in 1920.

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Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Women’s instincts are constructive and tend to build and create, not to tear down. This war was brought about without the women having anything to say or do about it, and now they are the greatest sufferers. Minorities & Women
Food simply isn't important to me. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. Equality & Equal Opportunity
It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society. Society
It occurred to me that I just didn't see how I could go ahead and continue to eat meat. It just seemed so... cannibalistic to me. And so, I'm a vegetarian, and I have been ever since.
Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve. Women
The Woman's Party is made up of women of all races, creeds and nationalities who are united on the one program of working to raise the status of women. Women
There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it. Women
This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different. Women
Too many terms corrupts politicians so they only want to be reelected.
We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote. Women
When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row.

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