Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw
Anna Howard Shaw
  • Born: February 14, 1847
  • Died: July 2, 1919
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Women's Suffrage Temperance Movement Activist, Minister Physician

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I care nothing for all the political parties in the world except as they stand for justice. Justice & Injustice
I claim, and fear no contradiction, that the women of this land are better qualified to exercise the suffrage with intelligence, honesty and patriotism than were any other class of citizens in the world at the time when it was conferred upon them. Minorities & Women
If we trace our history back we will find that from the very dawn of our existence as a people, men have been imbued with a spirit and a vision more lofty than they have been able to live. History
Such is the boasted chivalry of the Land of Freedom, which has left its women to strive against tradition, prejudice, conservatism, self-interest, political power and in addition all the forces of corruption combined, to secure the privilege which was conferred upon vast numbers of men who never even demanded it and many of whom knew nothing of its significance after it was granted. Voters, Voting & Elections
We have waited long enough to get the vote. We want it now! Voters, Voting & Elections
We lay a mortgage on every unborn child for a hundred and more years to come. Mortgage his brain, his brawn, and every pulse of his heart in order to pay the debt, to buy the material to slaughter the men of our country. And that is not all, the greatest crime of war is the crime against the unborn. Read what they are doing. They are calling out every man, every young man, and every virile man from seventeen to forty-five or fifty years old; they are calling them out. All the splendid scientific force and energy of the splendid virile manhood are being called out to be food for the cannon, and they are leaving behind the degenerate, defective imbecile, the unfit, the criminals, the diseased to be the fathers of children yet to be born. War & Peace
We need women on the police force and we will have them there some day. Minorities & Women
You can no more build up homes without men than you can build up the state without women. We are needed everywhere where human problems are to be solved. Men and women must go through this world together from the cradle to the grave; it is God's way and the fundamental principle of a Republican form of government Equality & Equal Opportunity
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. Women
Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men's work at half men's wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women. Women ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Before I had crossed the threshold of my church I was made to realize that I was shepherd of a divided flock.
If the women of the United States, with their free schools and all their enlarged liberties, are not superior to women brought up under monarchical forms of government, then there is no good in liberty. Women ;Government
If we ever get to the polls once, you will never get us home.
It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct.
Now one of two things is true: Either a republic is a desirable form of government, or else it is not. Government
On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life. Life
The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on. Truth ;Life
Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians! I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox. Equality & Equal Opportunity

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