Carrie Chapman Catt Quotes

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Carrie Chapman Catt Quotes

Living for a high purpose is as honorable as dying for it.
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The vote has been costly. Prize it ... understand what it means and what it can do for your country.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

The world taught women nothing skillful and then said her work was valueless. It permitted her no opinions and said she did not know how to think. It forbade her to speak in public and said the sex had no orators. It denied her the schools, and said the sex had no genius. It robbed her of every vestige of responsibility, and then called her weak. It taught her that every pleasure must come as a favor from men and when, to gain it, she decked herself in paint and fine feathers, as she had been taught to do, it called her vain.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

It was the United States which first established general suffrage for men upon the two principles that 'taxation without representation is tyranny' and that governments to be just should 'derive their consent from the governed.' The unanswerable logic of these two principles is responsible for the extension of suffrage to men and women the world over. In the United States, however, women are still taxed without 'representation' and still live under a government to which they have given no 'consent.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

Roll up your sleeves, set your mind to making history, and wage such a fight for liberty that the whole world will respect our sex.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

When a just cause reaches its flood-tide ... whatever stands in its way must fall before its overwhelming force.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

What is prejudice? An opinion, which is not based upon reason; a judgment, without having heard the argument; a feeling, without being able to trace from whence it came.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

The vote is a power, a weapon of offense and defense, a prayer.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

The belief that we are defending the highest good of the mothers of our race and the ultimate welfare of society makes every sacrifice seem trivial, every duty a pleasure.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

For two generations groups of women have given their lives and their fortunes to secure the vote for the sex and hundreds of thousands of other women are now giving all the time at their command. No class of men in our own or any other country has made one-tenth the effort nor sacrificed one-tenth as much for the vote.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

The woman suffrage movement in the United States was a movement of the spirit of the Revolution which was striving to hold the nation to the ideals which won independence.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

Living for a high purpose is as honorable as dying for it.

— Carrie Chapman Catt

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