Quotation by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up—to be wedded to an idea—may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), U.S. suffragist, social reformer, speaker, author, and editor. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 50, by Ida Husted Harper (1898-1908).

Said in the late 1800s, reflecting on her longtime friend and colleague, Susan B. Anthony, who had never married. Stanton, on the other hand, was married and the mother of seven children.
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