Suzanne Lafollette
Quotations


All political and religious systems have their root and their strength in the innate conservatism of the human mind, and in its intense fear of autonomy.

It is necessary to grow accustomed to freedom before one may walk in it sure-footedly.

Laws are felt only when the individual comes into conflict with them.

Most people, no doubt, when they espouse human rights, make their own mental reservations about the proper application of the word "human."

People never move towards revolution; they are pushed towards it by intolerable injustices in the economic and social order under which they live.

There is nothing more innately human than the tendency to transmute what has become customary into what has been divinely ordained.

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.

Where is the society which does not struggle along under a dead-weight of tradition and law inherited from its grandfather?



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