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    Before I had crossed the threshold of my church I was made to realize that I was shepherd of a divided flock.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: church 
     
    Now one of two things is true: Either a republic is a desirable form of government, or else it is not.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: government 
     
    If we ever get to the polls once, you will never get us home.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: men  women  world  value 
     
    When I hear that there are 5,000,000 working women in this country, I always take occasion to say that there are 18,000,000 but only 5,000,000 receive their wages.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: women  occasion 
     
    Work ... has always been my favorite form of recreation.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: work 
     
    It is useless to talk virtue to a starving girl.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: girls  virtue 
     
    I would rather be known as an advocate of equal suffrage than to speak every night on the best-paying platforms in the United States and ignore it.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: night 
     
    The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: truth  men  world  growth  human  progress  dreams 
     
    If the women of the United States, with their free schools and all their enlarged liberties, are not superior to women brought upunder monarchical forms of government, then there is no good in liberty.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    The millennium will not come as soon as women vote, but it will not come until they do vote.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: women 
     
    And looking into the face of ... one dead man we see two dead, the man and the life of the woman who gave him birth; the life she wrought into his life! And looking into his dead face someone asks a woman, what does a woman know about war? What, what, friends in the face of a crime like that, what does man know about war?
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: crimes  men  women  friends 
     
    But we are learning from the teaching and example of Jesus that life itself is a religion, that nothing is more sacred than a human being, that the end of all right institutions, whether the home or the church or an educational establishment, or a government, is the development of the human soul.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    Fond as we are of our loved ones, there comes at times during their absence an unexplained peace.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: time  peace 
     
    Any woman who does not live for unselfish service is a useless cumberer of the earth.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: women  live  earth  service 
     
    I have everything in the world that is necessary to happiness-good faith, good friends, and all the work I can possibly do.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: work  world  friends  faith 
     
    I care nothing for all the political parties in the world except as they stand for justice.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: justice  world  care  political 
     
    It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: belief  believe  true  wrong 
     
    Valentine's Day is a sham created by card companies to reinforce gender stereotypes. [..] I'll buy some cookies, but NOT for Valentine's Day. These cookies celebrate the February 14th birthday of Anna Howard Shaw, famed American suffragette.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: gender  company  american 
     
    Nothing bigger can come to a human being than to love a great cause more than life itself.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: human 
     
    I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: desires  live 
     
    Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men's work at half men's wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: work  women 
     
    Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians! I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
    tags: advice  equality 
     
    On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life.
    — Anna Howard Shaw
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