Anna Howard Shaw quotes

  • 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.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Thinking #Advice #Foxes

  • I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Happiness #Morning #Desire

  • And looking into the face of ... one dead man we see two dead, the man and the life of the woman who gave him birth; the life she wrought into his life! And looking into his dead face someone asks a woman, what does a woman know about war? What, what, friends in the face of a crime like that, what does man know about war?
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #War #Men #Two

  • But we are learning from the teaching and example of Jesus that life itself is a religion, that nothing is more sacred than a human being, that the end of all right institutions, whether the home or the church or an educational establishment, or a government, is the development of the human soul.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Jesus #Educational #Teaching

  • I have everything in the world that is necessary to happiness, good faith, good friends and all the work I can possibly do. I think God's greatest blessing to the human race was when He sent man forth into the world to earn his bread by the sweat of his face. I believe in toil, in the dignity of labor, but I also believe in adequate compensation for that toil.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Believe #Good Friend #Blessing

  • Fond as we are of our loved ones, there comes at times during their absence an unexplained peace.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Love #Peace #Absence

  • I have everything in the world that is necessary to happiness--good faith, good friends, and all the work I can possibly do.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Good Friend #Joy #World

  • Work ... has always been my favorite form of recreation.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Work #My Favorite #Recreation

  • 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.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Women #Equality #Gentleman

  • On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Two Sides #Pioneers #Hours

  • 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.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Dream #Moving #Men

  • Nothing bigger can come to a human being than to love a great cause more than life itself.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Causes #Bigger #Humans

  • Valentine's Day is a sham created by card companies to reinforce gender stereotypes. [..] I'll buy some cookies, but NOT for Valentine's Day. These cookies celebrate the February 14th birthday of Anna Howard Shaw, famed American suffragette.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Valentine #Cards #Cookies

  • 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.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Men #Doing Me #Wages