31 Quotes About Vindication


Finding a way to seek vindication may make you feel as if you are justified in your position. Here is a look at some great quotes about vindication that are encouraging to read.

“All their thoughts turn on things calculated to excite emotion; and, feeling, when they should reason, their conduct is unstable, and their opinions are wavering, not the wavering produced by deliberation or progressive views, but by contradictory emotions.”

“How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?”

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”

“I love man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man.”

“If women are by nature inferior to men, their virtues must be the same in quality, if not in degree, or virtue is a relative idea; consequently, their conduct should be founded on the same principles, and have the same aim.”

“If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?”

“In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.”

“Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.”

“It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.”

“It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman; nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man.”

“It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.”

“Justice for the major perpetrators cannot be separated from the vindication of the rights of the individual victim.”

“Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.”

“Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.”

“No man chooses evil because it’s evil. He only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”

“Obeying a parent only on account of his being a parent, shackles the mind, and prepares it for a slavish submission to any power but reason.”

“Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.”

“Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.”

“Testing proves a programmer’s failure. Debugging is the programmer’s vindication.”

“The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.”

“The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.”

“The great misfortune is this, that they both acquire manners before morals, and a knowledge of life before they have from reflection, any acquaintance with the grand ideal outline of human nature.”

“Till women are more rationally educated, the progress in human virtue and improvement in knowledge must receive continual checks.”

“To be a good mother, a woman must have sense, and that independence of mind which few women possess who are taught to depend entirely on their husbands.”

“Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.”

“What a stupendous, what an incomprehensible machine is man! Who can endure toil, famine, stripes, imprisonment & death itself in vindication of his own liberty, and the next moment…”

“When an editor works with an author, she cannot help seeing into the medicine cabinet of his soul.”

“When any prevailing prejudice is attacked, the wise will consider, and leave the narrow-minded to rail with thoughtless vehemence at innovation.”

“Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.”

“Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.”

“Women, it is true, obtaining power by unjust means, by practicing or fostering vice, evidently lose the rank which reason would assign them, and they become either abject slaves or capricious tyrants.”

Whether you are a specific gender, group associated with a certain belief system, or more; seeking vindication is the best way to be validated in your position.

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