In her own words:
- It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.
- There is not the woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence, no matter whether it be from the hand of father, husband, or brother; for any one who does so eat her bread places herself in the power of the person from whom she takes it.
- [T]here never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
- I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.