Quotation by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives; in the religion she is asked to believe; equality in social life, where she is the chief factor; a place in the trades and professions, where she may earn her bread, is because of her birthright to self-sovereignty; because, as an individual, she must rely on herself.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), U.S. suffragist, social reformer, and author. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 12, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902).

From the 1892 address which was perhaps the great suffragist's most famous: "The Solitude of the Self."
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