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Annie Besant Quotes


A prominent Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule.
(1847 - 1933)

Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.
 

For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
 

Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.
 

Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
[Courage]
 

No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.
 

Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.