Victoria Woodhull quotes

  • I endeavor to make the most of everything.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Women #Endeavor

  • Good care is taken that each state shall have its prisons . . . and other asylums; but not one building is erected nor one law enforced that would teach the people how not to contribute to these over-crowded receptacles of human misery . . . . All of our politicians are ready to deal with the effects, but not one of them is brave enough to penetrate the substratum of society and deal with the cause.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Taken #Law #People

  • I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Desire #Assuming

  • While others prayed for the good time coming, I worked for it.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Good Times

  • My judges preach against free love openly, practice it secretly.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Practice #Judging #Free Love

  • The rights of children as individuals begin while yet they remain the foetus...Whoever has read the 'Weekly' knows I hold abortion (except to save the life of the mother) to be just as much murder as the killing of a person after birth is murder.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Mother #Children #Rights

  • Woman's ability to earn money is better protection against the tyranny and brutality of men than her ability to vote.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Men #Brutality #Vote

  • I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Change #Long #May

  • It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Christian #Love You #Mean

  • there are scores of thousands of women who are denominated prostitutes, and who are supported by hundreds of thousands of men who should, for like reasons, also be denominated prostitutes, since what will change a woman into a prostitute must also necessarily change a man into the same.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Men #Reason #Score

  • All that is good and commendable now existing would continue to exist if all marriage laws were repealed tomorrow . . .
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Law #Tomorrow #Commendable

  • The spirits are coming back to tear your damned system of sexual slavery into tatters and consign its blackened remnants to the depth of everlasting hell.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Tears #Slavery #Depth

  • The wife who submits to sexual intercourse against her wishes or desires, virtually commits suicide; while the husband who compels it, commits murder.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Suicide #Husband #Wife

  • Love is that which exists to do good, not merely to get good ...
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Love Is

  • There are none so ignorant but they may be taught. So, too, are there none so unfortunate in their understanding of the true and high relation of the sexes as not to be amenable to the right kind of instruction.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Sex #Understanding #Ignorant

  • The sin of all time has been the exercise of assumed powers. This is the essence of tyranny.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Exercise #Essence #Sin

  • To go behind a man's hall-door is mean, cowardly, unfair opposition.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Mean #Men #Doors

  • There is something wrong with a government that makes women the legal property of their husbands. The whole system needs changing, but men will never make the changes. They have too much to lose.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Husband #Men #Needs

  • It must always be remembered that you can never do right until you are first free to do wrong; since the doing of a thing under compulsion is evidence neither of good nor bad intent; and if under compulsion, who shall decide what would be the substituted rule of action under full freedom?
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Would Be #Firsts #Action

  • Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputations on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Ideas #Entrepreneur #Support

  • When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Broken Heart #Children #Imbeciles

  • I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Criticism #Sincerity #Anticipate

  • Women have every right; they just have to excercise them.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Women

  • Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Dream #Agony #Evil

  • Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can, and I will bear your curse with a better resignation.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Bears #Advocating #Curse

  • No legal ceremony--no election of the woman--no penalty for the perfidy of the man--no law to compel him to do his duty, no compensation for the poor woman who is turned adrift like the girl of the street, penniless, to sell herself on the best possible terms. This is Divine marriage, or Moses and the Bible lie; and this is Bible divorce--putting away!
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Girl #Lying #Divorce

  • The American nation, in its march onward and upward, can not publicly choke the intellectual and political activity of half its citizens by narrow statutes.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Political #Intellectual #Citizens

  • I offer you the remedy of Free Love as an antidote for enforced lust, and the world will have to take it before the disease can be cured.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Lust #World #Disease

  • Woman, no less than man, can qualify herself for the more onerous occupations of life.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Men #Occupation

  • Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Men #Issues #Feminist

  • If women would today would rise en masse and demand their emancipation, the men would be compelled to grant it.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Men #Feminist #Demand

  • If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue. What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government?
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Mother #Government #Feminist

  • My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Criticism #Principles #Opinion

  • All talk of women's rights is moonshine. Women have every right. They have only to exercise them.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Exercise #Rights #Moonshine

  • Every woman knows that if she were free, she would never bear an unwished-for child nor think of murdering one before its birth.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Children #Thinking #Abortion

  • The rights of children as individuals begin while yet they remain the foetus.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Children #Rights #Abortion

  • It is not great wealth in a few individuals that proves a country is prosperous, but great general wealth evenly distributed among the people. . .
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Country #People #Wealth

  • The women of the country have the power in their own hands, in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Country #Hands #Order

  • The uses of government should be to foster, protect and promote the possession of equality.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Equality #Government #Use

  • I would like above any other place to go to Hartford. I want to face the conservatism there centered and compel it into decency.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Want #Faces #Conservatism

  • A new educational system in which all children born shall have the same advantage of physical, industrial, mental and moral culture, and thus be equally prepared at maturity to enter upon active, responsible and useful lives. . . . In so doing, it strikes a fatal blow at . . . the most demoralizing of all monopolies. . . educational superiority.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Children #Educational #Blow

  • For a woman to consider a financial question was shuddered over as a profanity.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Aggravation #Financial #Profanity

  • The will of the entire people is the true basis of republican government, and a free expression . . . by the public vote of all citizens, without distinctions of race, color, occupation, or sex, is the only means by which that will can be ascertained.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Sex #Mean #Race

  • I and others of my sex find ourselves controlled by a form of government in the inauguration of which we had no voice.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Sex #Government #Voice

  • Is it fair to treat a woman worse than a man, and then revile her because she is a woman?
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Men #Treats

  • Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Succeed #Miserable #Woman Suffrage

  • Hundreds, thousands, aye, millions of human beings, men, women and children, wander the streets of our cities and the highways of our country, hungry, ragged and cold, vainly seeking in this land of plenty, where physical want should be unknown.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Country #Children #Men

  • No man who respects his mother or loves his sister, can speak disparagingly of any woman; however low she may seem to have sunk, she is still a woman. I want every man to remember this. Every woman is, or, at some time, has been a sister or daughter....
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Mother #Daughter #Women

  • I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Voice #Rights #Government

  • Women have no government.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Women #Government

  • A reform in the system of criminal jurisprudence, by which the death penalty shall no longer be inflicted . . . and by which our so-called prisons shall be virtually transformed into vast reformatory workshops, from which the unfortunate may emerge to be useful members of society, instead of the alienated citizens they now are.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Reform #Citizens #Jurisprudence

  • By what right do you refuse to accept the vote of a citizen of the United States?
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #House #Citizens #United States

  • I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Sex #Pursuit Of Happiness #Liberty

  • I do not shake hands from a sanitary standpoint.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Hands #Shakes #Standpoint

  • Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped.
    -- Victoria Woodhull

    #Women #Common #Citizenship