Zerelda Grey Wallace Quotes

The destiny of the whole race is comprised in four things: Religion, education, morals, politics. Woman is a religious being; she is becoming educated; she has a high code of morals; she will yet purify politics.
Zerelda G. Wallace (1817-1901), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 7, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902). In an address entitled "Women's Ballot a Necessity for the Permanence of Free Institutions," delivered before the nineteenth convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, held in Washington, D.C., January 1887. Wallace, a representative from Indiana, was quoted in a Washington, D.C. newspaper. This was said to be "an imperfect abstract" which, nonetheless, conveyed "the trend of her argument."