Alice Paul Quotes

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Alice Paul (11 January 1885 – 9 July 1977 was one of the most prominent activists of the 20th-century women’s rights movement. An outspoken suffragist and feminist, she tirelessly led the charge for women’s suffrage and equal rights in the United States.

Paul often suffered police brutality and other physical abuse for her activism, always responding with nonviolence and courage. She was jailed under terrible conditions in 1917 for her participation in a Silent Sentinels protest in front of the White House, as she had been several times during earlier efforts to secure the vote for women in England.

Alice Paul Quotes

Here are quotes of Alice Paul:

Alice Paul Quote
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.

 

Alice Paul Quote
When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row.

 

Alice Paul Quote
Too many terms corrupts politicians so they only want to be reelected.

 

Alice Paul Quote
To me, it was shocking that a government of men could look with such extreme contempt on a movement that was asking nothing except such a simple little thing as the right to vote.
Alice Paul Quote
I read just endlessly, ceaselessly, almost every book, it seems!

 

“There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.”  Alice Paul

 

“I have joined the ‘suffragettes’ – the militant party on the woman suffrage question.”   Alice Pau

 

“We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.” Alice Paul

 

“It has become impossible to forget ‘votes for women,’ just as it was impossible to forget the reformation of Luther.”  Alice Paul

 

“All the girls planned to start in and support themselves—and you know it wasn’t so general then for girls to support themselves.” Alice Paul