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Alice Paul Quotes

Alice Paul (1885 - 1977)

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Alice Paul

Alice Paul

Alice Paul is credited as one of the leading figures responsible for the passage of the 19th Amendment (woman suffrage) to the U.S. Constitution. In her honor, the Equal Rights Amendment was sometimes called the Alice Paul Amendment.

Selected Alice Paul Quotations

• When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row.

• 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.

• It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society.

• I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.

• We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.

• 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.

• There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.

Crystal Eastman about Alice Paul: History has known dedicated souls from the beginning, men and women whose every waking moment is devoted to an impersonal end, leaders of a "cause" who are ready at any moment quite simply to die for it. But is it rare to find in one human being this passion for service and sacrifice combined first with the shrewd calculating mind of a born political leader, and second with the ruthless driving force, sure judgment and phenomenal grasp of detail that characterize a great entrepreneur.

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Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis 1997-2005. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.

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