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I care not for the theoretical symmetry and impregnable logic of your moral code, I care not for the hoary respectability and traditional mysticisms of your theological institutions, I care not for the beauty and solemnity of your rituals and religious ceremonies, I care not even for the reasonableness and unimpeachable fairness of your social ethics,
if it does not turn out better, nobler, truer, men and women,
if it does not add to the worlds stock of valuable souls,
if it does not give us a sounder, healthier, more reliable product from this great factory of men
I will have none of it.
— Anna Julia Cooper —

Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.

— Anna Julia Cooper

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.

— Anna Julia Cooper

Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.

— Anna Julia Cooper

If our vaunted rule of the people does not breed nobler men and women than monarchies have done it must and will inevitably give place to something better.

— Anna Julia Cooper

Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy.

— Anna Julia Cooper

Let our girls feel that we expect something more of them than that they merely look pretty and appear well in society.

— Anna Julia Cooper

The cause of freedom is not the ...

— Anna Julia Cooper

Respect for woman, the much lauded chivalry of the Middle Ages, meant what I fear it still means to some men in our own day - respect for the elect few among whom they expect to consort.

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If women were once permitted to read Sophocles and work with logarithms, or to nibble at any side of the apple of knowledge, there would be an end forever to their sewing on buttons and embroidering slippers.

— Anna Julia Cooper

It is the curse of minorities in this power-worshipping world that either from fear or from an uncertain policy of expedience they distrust their own standards and hesitate to give voice to their deeper convictions, submitting supinely to estimates and characterizations of themselves as handed down by a not unprejudiced dominant majority.

— Anna Julia Cooper

The great, the fundamental need of any nation, any race, is for heroism, devotion, sacrifice; and there cannot be heroism, devotion, or sacrifice in a primarily skeptical spirit.

— Anna Julia Cooper

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