Charlotte Perkins Gilman Quotes

"A man's honour always seems to want to kill a woman to satisfy it."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"A house does not need a wife any more than it needs a husband."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, socialized."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The home is a human institution. All human institutions are open to improvement."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"I cry at nothing, and cry most of the time."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, by the easy right of birth and by the calm, slow, friendly forces of evolution."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"It is not for nothing that a man's best friends sigh when he marries, especially if he is a man of genius."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Life is a verb, not a noun."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Where young boys plan for what they will achieve and attain, young girls plan for whom they will achieve and attain."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The world is quite right. It does not have to be consistent."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"There was a time when Patience ceased to be a virtue. It was long ago."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Until we see what we are, we cannot take steps to become what we should be."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The mother- poor invaded soul- finds even the bathroom door no bar to hammering little hands."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"To work is not only a right, it is a duty. To work to the full capacity of one's powers is necessary for human development, the full use of one's best faculties this is the health and happiness for both man and woman."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Through it i.e literature we know the past, govern the present, and influence the future."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The difference is great between one's outside "life," the things which happen to one, incidents, pains and pleasures, and one's "living.""

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The most familiar facts are often hardest to understand."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"A concept is stronger than a fact."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Specialization and organization are the basis of human progress."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The female of genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Not woman, but the condition of woman, has always been a doorway of evil."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"To speak broadly, the troubles of life as we find them are mainly traceable to the heart or the purse."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"But we were made to believe and not allowed to think. We were told to obey, rather than to experiment and investigate."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Until mothers earn their livings, women will not"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"It is not that women are really smaller-minded, weaker-minded, more timid and vacillating, but that whosoever, man or woman, lives always in a small, dark place, is always guarded, protected, directed and restrained, will become inevitably narrowed and weakened by it."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"I'm sure I never used to be so sensitive. I think it is due to this nervous condition."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The women who do the most work get the least money, and the women who have the most money do the least work."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"What would have been the effect upon religion if it had come to us through the minds of women?"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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