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Anna Howard Shaw Quotes

Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing mens work at half mens wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women.
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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

On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life.

— Anna Howard Shaw

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

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

I care nothing for all the political parties in the world except as they stand for justice.

— Anna Howard Shaw

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

Nothing bigger can come to a human being than to love a great cause more than life itself.

— Anna Howard Shaw

Any woman who does not live for unselfish service is a useless cumberer of the earth.

— Anna Howard Shaw

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

— Anna Howard Shaw

It is useless to talk virtue to a starving girl.

— Anna Howard Shaw

Work ... has always been my favorite form of recreation.

— Anna Howard Shaw

When I hear that there are 5,000,000 working women in this country, I always take occasion to say that there are 18,000,000 but only 5,000,000 receive their wages.

— Anna Howard Shaw

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