Quotation by Catherine E. Beecher

The principle of subordination is the great bond of union and harmony through the universe.
Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878), U.S. educator and author. Woman's Profession as Mother and Educator, with Views in Opposition to Woman Suffrage, "An Address to the Christian Women of America," (1872).

Beecher argued that, just as all people were properly subordinate to God, so employees should be subordinate to their employers and women subordinate to men. She herself was a hard-working, independent educator and proponent of education for women; she never married.
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