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#1. The English prison system is altogether mediaeval and outworn. In some of its details, the system has improved since they began to send the Suffragettes to Holloway. I may say that we, by our public denunciation of the system, have forced these slight improvements. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#2. We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#3. There is something that Governments care for far more than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy. Be militant each in your own way. I incite this meeting to rebellion. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#4. The whole argument with the anti-suffragists, or even the critical suffragist man, is this: that you can govern human beings without their consent. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#5. From infancy, I had been accustomed to hear pro and con discussions of slavery and the American Civil War. Although the British government finally decided not to recognise the Confederacy, public opinion in England was sharply divided on the questions both of slavery and of secession. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#6. If it is right for men to fight for their freedom, and God knows what the human race would be like today if men had not, since time began, fought for their freedom, then it is right for women to fight for their freedom and the freedom of the children they bear. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#7. The way to reform has always led through prison. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#8. The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#9. Every man with a vote was considered a foe to woman suffrage unless he was prepared to be actively a friend. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#10. Justice and judgment lie often a world apart. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#11. I incite this meeting to rebellion. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#12. The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#13. The moving spirit of militancy is deep and abiding reverence for human life. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#14. You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#15. Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#16. I was fourteen years old when I went to my first suffrage meeting. Returning from school one day, I met my mother just setting out for the meeting, and I begged her to let me go along. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#17. Better that we should die fighting than be outraged and dishonored ... Better to die than to live in slavery. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#18. Women had always fought for men, and for their children. Now they were ready to fight for their own human rights. Our militant movement was established. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#19. Solitary confinement is too terrible a punishment to inflict on any human being, no matter what his crime. Hardened criminals in the men's prisons, it is said, often beg for the lash instead. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#20. I would rather be a rebel than a slave. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#21. It always seems to me when the anti-suffrage members of the Government criticize militancy in women that it is very like beasts of prey reproaching gentler animals who turn in desperate resistance when at the point of death. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#22. My parents, especially my father, discussed the question of my brothers' education as a matter of real importance. My education and that of my sister were scarcely discussed at all. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#23. Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress. It is an added good fortune to have parents who take a personal part in the great movements of their time. I am glad and thankful that this was my case. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#24. Governments have always tried to crush reform movements, to destroy ideas, to kill the thing that cannot die. Without regard to history, which shows that no Government have ever succeeded in doing this, they go on trying in the old, senseless way. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#25. Trust in God - she will provide. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#26. When you have warfare, things happen; people suffer; the noncombatants suffer as well as the combatants. And so it happens in civil war. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#27. I want to say to you who think women cannot succeed, we have brought the government of England to this position, that it has to face this alternative: either women are to be killed or women are to have the vote - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#28. I have never advised the destruction of life, but of property, yes. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#29. How different the reasoning is that men adopt when they are discussing the cases of men and those of women. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#30. Window-breaking, when Englishmen do it, is regarded as honest expression of political opinion. Window-breaking, when Englishwomen do it, is treated as a crime. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#31. One does not expect to be comfortable in prison. As a matter of fact, one's mental suffering is so much greater than any common physical distress that the latter is almost forgotten. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#32. We woman suffragists have a great mission - the greatest mission the world has ever known. It is to free half the human race, and through that freedom to save the rest. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#33. I am what you call a hooligan- - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#34. A defiant deed has greater value than unnumerable thousands of words ... - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#35. You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you have to fill all the papers more than anybody else, in fact you have to be there all the time and see that they do not snow you under, if you are really going to get your reform realized. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#36. I thought I had been a suffragist before I became a Poor Law Guardian, but now I began to think about the vote in women's hands not only as a right but as a desperate necessity. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#37. If men will not do us justice, they shall do us violence. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#38. Our sons and daughters must be trained in national service, taught to give as well as to receive. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#39. Not by the forces of civil war can you govern the very weakest woman. You can kill that woman, but she escapes you then; you cannot govern her. No power on earth can govern a human being, however feeble, who withholds his or her consent. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#40. As long as women consent to be unjustly governed, they will be; but directly women say: "We withhold our consent," we will not be governed any longer as long as government is unjust. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#41. Justice and judgement lie often a world apart."
~ Emmeline Pankhurst - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#42. [To the heckler who said, 'If you were my wife I'd poison you':] No, you wouldn't. I'd do it myself. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#43. Holloway Prison is a very old place, and it has the disadvantages of old places which have never known enough air and sunshine. It reeks with the odours of generations of bad ventilation, and it contrives to be at once the stuffiest and the draughtiest building I have ever been in. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#44. It is obvious to you that the struggle will be an unequal one, but I shall make it - I shall make it as long as I have an ounce of strength left in me, or any life left in me. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#45. Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#46. The Government must not think that they can stop this agitation. It will go on ... We are here not because we are law-breakers; we are here in out efforts to become law-makers. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#47. What is the use of fighting for the vote if we do not have a country to vote in? With that patriotism that has nerved women to endure torture in prison for the national good, we ardently desire that our country shall be victorious. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#48. I had to get a close-hand view of the misery and unhappiness of a man made world, before I reached the point where I could successfully revolt against it. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#49. I suppose I had always been an unconscious suffragist. With my temperament and my surroundings, I could scarcely have been otherwise. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#50. Every principle of liberty enunciated in any civilized country on earth, with very few exceptions, was intended entirely for men, and when women tried to force the putting into practice of these principles, for women, then they discovered they had come into a very, very unpleasant situation indeed. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#51. I do not remember a time when I could not read, nor any time when reading was not a joy and a solace. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#52. Manchester is a city which has witnessed a great many stirring episodes, especially of a political character. Generally speaking, its citizens have been liberal in their sentiments, defenders of free speech and liberty of opinion. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#53. My childhood was protected by love and a comfortable home. Yet, while still a very young child, I began instinctively to feel that there was something lacking, even in my own home, some false conception of family relations, some incomplete ideal. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#54. I have made speeches urging women to adopt methods of rebellion such as have been adopted by men in every revolution. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#55. We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help free the other half. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#56. What is the use of fighting for a vote if we have not got a country to vote in? - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#57. I have not personally suffered from the deprivations, the bitterness and sorrow which bring so many men and women to a realisation of social injustice. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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