A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.Jean Paul Richter
- As the little boy said when asked if he wanted to be a lawyer like his mother, "Oh no, that's women's work." (Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions)
- This is no simple reform. It really is a revolution. Sex and race because they are easy and visible differences have been the primary ways of organizing human beings into superior and inferior groups and into the cheap labour in which this system still depends. We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles other than those chosen or those earned. We are really talking about humanism. (Address to the Women of America)
- Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it.