Abigail Scott Duniway Quotes

Abigail Scott Duniway (October 22, 1834 – October 11, 1915) was an American women's rights advocate, newspaper editor and writer, whose efforts were instrumental in gaining voting rights for women

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Abigail Scott Duniway


It's odd that men feel they must protect women, since for the most part they must be protected from men.

Abigail Scott Duniway


The young women of today, free to study, to speak, to write, to choose their occupation, should remember that every inch of this freedom was bought for them at a great price. It is for them to show their gratitude by helping onward the reforms of their own times, by spreading the light of freedom and of truth still wider. The debt that each generation owes to the past it must pay to the future.

Abigail Scott Duniway


When women's true history shall have been written, her part in the upbuilding of this nation will astound the world.

Abigail Scott Duniway


Any fool can make a quilt; and, after we had made a couple of dozen over twenty years ago, we quit the business with a conviction that nobody but a fool would spend so much time in cutting bits of dry goods into yet small bits and sewing them together again, just for the sake of making believe that they were busy at practical work.

Abigail Scott Duniway


The debt that each generation owes to the past, it must pay to the future.

Abigail Scott Duniway