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Margaret Sanger Quotes

The ocean could not be swept back with a broom. The truth was out. It illuminated the world. Motherhood no longer cringed before the relentless laws of fecundity.
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No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.

— Margaret Sanger

The mother memories that are closest to my heart are the small gentle ones that I have carried over from the days of my childhood. They are not profound, but they have stayed with me through life, and when I am very old, they will still be near ... Memories of mother drying my tears, reading aloud, cutting cookies and singing as she did, listening to prayers I said as I knelt with my forehead pressed against her knee, tucking me in bed and turning down the light. They have carried me through the years and given my life such a firm foundation that it does not rock beneath flood or tempest.

— Margaret Sanger

Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.

— Margaret Sanger

No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child without a permit for parenthood.

— Margaret Sanger

Negroes and Southern Europeans are mentally inferior to native born Americans.

— Margaret Sanger

The ocean could not be swept back with a broom. The truth was out. It illuminated the world. Motherhood no longer cringed before the relentless laws of fecundity.

— Margaret Sanger

It now remains for the United States government to set a sensible example to the
world by offering a bonus or a yearly pension to all obviously unfit parents who allow
themselves to be sterilized by harmless and scientific means.

— Margaret Sanger

She made people accept that women had the right to control their own destinies.

— Margaret Sanger

Women must have economic and social equality with men.

— Margaret Sanger

The most serious charge that can be brought against modern benevolence is that it encourages the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents and dependents. These are the most dangerous elements in the world community, the most devastating curse on human progress and expression.

— Margaret Sanger

The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.

— Margaret Sanger

The procreation of [the diseased, the feeble-minded and paupers] should be stopped.

— Margaret Sanger

The most far-reaching social development of modern times is the revolt of woman against sex servitude. The most important force in the remaking of the world is a free motherhood ...

— Margaret Sanger

The greatest issue is to raise the question of birth control out of the gutter of obscenity ... into the light of intelligence and human understanding.

— Margaret Sanger

As a cause becomes more and more successful, the ideas of the people engaged in it are bound to change ...

— Margaret Sanger

Towards orthodox religion, father's own attitude remained one of tolerance. He looked upon the New Testament as the noble story of a human being which, because of ignorance and the lack of printing presses, had become exaggerated. He maintained that religions served their purpose; some people depended on them all their lives to make them honest. Others did not need to be so held in line. But subjection to any church was a reflection on strength and character. You should be able to get from yourself what you had to go go church for.

— Margaret Sanger

Every single case of inherited defect, every malformed child, every congenitally tainted human being brought into this world is of infinite importance to that poor individual; but it is of scarcely less importance to the rest of us and to all of our children who must pay in one way or another for these biological and racial mistakes.

— Margaret Sanger

Enthusiasm is a divine possession.

— Margaret Sanger

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