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We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.
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I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?

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I am a mystery to myself.

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The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.

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We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.

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I want to be identified with the negro; until he gets his rights, we shall never have ours.

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I recognize no rights but human rights
I know nothing of men's rights and women's rights ...

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The investigation of the rights of the slave has led me to a better understanding of my own. I have found the anti-slavery cause to be ... the school in which human rights are more fully investigated and better understood and taught than in any other.

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Our fathers waged a bloody conflict with England, because they were taxed without being represented. This is just what unmarried women of property are now.

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One who is a slaveholder at heart never recognizes a human being in a slave.

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Slavery always has, and always will produce insurrections wherever it exists, because it is a violation of the natural order of things ...

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I prize the purity of his character as highly as I do that of hers. As a moral being, whatever it is morally wrong for her to do,it is morally wrong for him to do. The fallacious doctrine of male and female virtues has well nigh ruined all that is morally great and lovely in his character: he has been quite as deep a sufferer by it as woman, though mostly in different respects and by other processes.

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Thou art blind to the danger of marrying a woman who feels and acts out the principle of equal rights.

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There is something in the heart of man which will bend under moral suasion. There is a swift witness for truth in his bosom, which will respond to truth when it is uttered with calmness and dignity.

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It is through the tongue, the pen, and the press that truth is principally propagated.

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