International Women’s Month – Inspiring Change – Lucretia Mott, 10 of 10

"Truth for Authority", not "Authority for Truth" - LCM
“Truth for Authority”, not “Authority for Truth” – LCM

A few last quotes from Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793-1880):


“Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.”

“’Truth for authority’, rather than ‘Authority for truth’”.

“In a true marriage relationship the independence of the husband and wife is equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal.”


I have so much admiration for her – the way she paid attention to her “Inner Light” and the way she respected it in others, especially those whose opinions differed from hers.  I love how utterly clever and energetic she was, how she pulled together so many different threads of her society and lastly, how much she and James were partners in every sense.                                  Sincerely, Carol Williams

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