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Born Sunday 27 June 1869, died Tuesday 14 May 1940

Occupation: Activist

Nationality: Lithuanian

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Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned, and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism.

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The individual whose vision encompasses the whole world often feels nowhere so hedged in and out of touch with his surroundings as in his native land.

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Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed.

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Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and relentless in her effort to make others as good as she thinks they ought to be.

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There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics.

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Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.

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To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.

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Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with glaring colors will baby people become interested - for a while at least. The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day.

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In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.

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Morality and its victim, the mother - what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?

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The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue.

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Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.

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Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.

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The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul.

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Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.

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To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock.

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One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing.

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The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.

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The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.

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Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.

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