In an era when flexibility and tolerance are exalted,
there are still issues that demand immovability.
Holding firmly to tenets of faith and persuasions of the heart calls for tenacity.
When hope, safety, or morality are threatened, tenacity is indeed a virtue.
Niki Anderson, What my Cat has Taught me about Life
I will never consent to have our sex considered in an inferior point of light.
Let each planet shine in their own orbit.
God and nature designed it so—if man is Lord,
women is Lordess—that is what I contend for..
letter from Abigail Adams to Elizabeth Shaw Peabody, July 18, 1799
…compiled by William O. Foss, First Ladies Quotations Book