The Best Margaret Sanger quotes

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Margaret Sanger was a nurse and an activist. She is known for her work in family planning, women’s rights, and social justice issues. She also founded the American Birth Control League which later became Planned Parenthood. Her early career as a nurse made her realize how many young mothers were dying due to unsafe abortions she then began advocating for birth control legislation, but her efforts were blocked by law enforcement officials who threatened to arrest anyone distributing information about contraception or even mentioning the word aloud . Her persistence eventually led to one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in history that overturned laws restricting access to contraceptives Margaret

We are glad to present you the deepest phrases from Margaret Sanger.

Here are the most known Women, Race, Love, Control quotes from Margaret Sanger, and much more.


About Margaret Sanger

birth of the author

September 14, 1879

death of the author

September 6, 1966

occupation of the author

Social Reformer, Sex Educator, Writer, Nurse


Birth control is nothing more or less than…weeding out the unfit. — Margaret Sanger

More children from the fit, less from the unfit–that is the chief aim of birth control. — Margaret Sanger

Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race. — Margaret Sanger

She made people accept that women had the right to control their own destinies. — Margaret Sanger

birth control is nothing more or less than weeding out the unfit Margaret Sanger quote

Many people are horrified at the idea of birth control. . . . It is simply the keynote of a new moral program. — Margaret Sanger

Birth control is the means by which woman attains basic freedom. — Margaret Sanger

The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics. — Margaret Sanger

Knowledge of birth control is essentially moral. Its general, though prudent, practice must lead to a higher individuality and ultimately to a cleaner race. — Margaret Sanger

No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. — Margaret Sanger

more children from the fit less from the unfit that is the chief aim of birth control Margaret Sanger quote

Speaking of Margaret Sanger, Grandson Alexander Sanger, head of Planned Parenthood of New York City, said: She made people accept that women had the right to control their own destinies. — Margaret Sanger

The greatest issue is to raise the question of birth control out of the gutter of obscenity … into the light of intelligence and human understanding. — Margaret Sanger

Enthusiasm is a divine possession. — Margaret Sanger

On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over–fertility of the mentally and physically defective. — Margaret Sanger


I wanted each woman to be a rebellious Vashti, not an Esther. — Margaret Sanger

i wanted each woman to be a rebellious vashti not an esther Margaret Sanger quote

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. — Margaret Sanger

Every woman should be ‘absolute mistress of her own body. — Margaret Sanger

Women must have economic and social equality with men. — Margaret Sanger

Why was Margaret Sanger important?

Margaret Sanger was the founder of the birth control movement in the United States and an international leader in the field.

She founded the American Birth Control League, one of the parent organizations of the Birth Control Federation of America, which in 1942 became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America


Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises. — Margaret Sanger

No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child without a permit for parenthood. — Margaret Sanger

woman must not accept she must challenge Margaret Sanger quote

Woman was and is condemned to a system under which the lawful rapes exceed the unlawful ones a million to one. — Margaret Sanger

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. — Margaret Sanger

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No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. — Margaret Sanger

No woman can call herself free who cannot choose the time to be a mother or not as she sees fit. — Margaret Sanger

I cannot refrain from saying that women must come to recognize there is some function of womanhood other than being a child–bearing machine. — Margaret Sanger

every woman should be absolute mistress of her own body Margaret Sanger quote

The most far–reaching social development of modern times is the revolt of woman against sex servitude. The most important force in the remaking of the world is a free motherhood. — Margaret Sanger

War, famine, poverty and oppression of the workers will continue while woman makes life cheap. They will cease only when she limits her reproductivity and human life is no longer a thing to be wasted. — Margaret Sanger


A free race cannot be born of slave mothers. — Margaret Sanger

Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a menace to the race. — Margaret Sanger

How are we to breed a race of human thoroughbreds unless we follow the same plan? We must make this country into a garden of children instead of a disorderly back lot overrun with human weeds. — Margaret Sanger

a free race cannot be born of slave mothers Margaret Sanger quote

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race. — Margaret Sanger


It has always been the depth of my belief, my faith, or my love that was the mainspring of my behavior. When once I believed in doing a thing, nothing could prevent my doing it. — Margaret Sanger

The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman’s finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding. — Margaret Sanger

The first right of every child is to be wanted, to be desired, to be planned for with an intensity of love that gives it its title to being. — Margaret Sanger

Never be ashamed of passion. If you are strongly sexed, you are richly endowed. — Margaret Sanger

never be ashamed of passion if you are strongly sexed you are richly endowed Margaret Sanger quote