Suzanne La Follette Quotes.
When one hears the argument that marriage should be indissoluble for the sake of children, one cannot help wondering whether the protagonist is really such a firm friend of childhood.
under a monopolistic economic system the opportunity to earn a living by one’s labour comes to be regarded as a privilege instead of a natural right. Women are simply held to be less entitled to this privilege than men.
The revolutionists did not succeed in establishing human freedom; they poured the new wine of belief in equal rights for all men into the old bottle of privilege for some; and it soured.
Until economic freedom is attained for everybody, there can be no real freedom for anybody.
There is no relation more intimately personal than that of parents to the child they have brought into the world; and there is therefore no relationship in which the community should be slower to interfere.
Anyone who has not known that inestimable privilege can possibly realize what good fortune it is to grow up in a home where there are grandparents.
All political and religious systems have their root and their strength in the innate conservatism of the human mind, and its intense fear of autonomy.
. . . nothing could be more grotesquely unjust than a code of morals, reinforced by laws, which relieves men from responsibility for irregular sexual acts, and for the same acts drives women to abortion, infanticide, prostitution, and self-destruction.
Where is the society which does not struggle along under a dead-weight of tradition and law inherited from its grandfather?
The worst effect of tutelage is that it negates self-discipline, and therefore people suddenly released from it are almost bound to make fools of themselves.
There is nothing more innately human than the tendency to transmute what has become customary into what has been divinely ordained.
When once a social order is well established, no matter what injustice it involves, those who occupy a position of advantage are not long in coming to believe that it is the only possible and reasonable order.
No human being, man, woman, or child, may safely be entrusted to the power of another; for no human being may safely be trusted with absolute power.
What its children become, that will the community become.