Susan B Anthony Quotes

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Susan B Anthony (1820 – 1906) was an American social reformer and suffragist. Some of her quotes can affect you at the core. Here is a collection of the most popular Susan B Anthony quotes.

  • I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows…
  • It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…
  • Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work…
  • If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals…
  • Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences…
  • I tell them I have worked 40 years to make the W.S. platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon.
  • Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less…
  • Independence is happiness…
  • Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
  • Failure is impossible.
  • Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
  • Suffrage is the pivotal right.
  • Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammelled womanhood.
  • I can see that “reap” and “deep,” “prayers” and “bears,” . . . do rhyme, and so I suppose it is a splendid effort, but if you had written it in plain prose, I could have understood it a great deal better and read it a great deal more easily.
  • I can’t say that the college-bred woman is the most contented woman. The broader her mind the more she understands the unequal conditions between men and women, the more she shafes under a government that tolerates it.
  • Many abolitionists have yet to learn the ABC of woman’s rights.
  • Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.
  • Oh, yes. I’d do it all again; the spirit is willing yet; I feel the same desire to do the work but the flesh is weak. It’s too bad that out bodies wear out while our interests are just as strong as ever.
  • Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory.
  • The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball — the further I am rolled the more I gain.
  • There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
  • Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.
  • What you should say to outsiders that a Christian has neither more nor less rights in our Association than an atheist. When our platform becomes too narrow for people of all creeds and of no creeds, I myself shall not stand upon it
  • To no form of religion is woman indebted for one impulse of freedom…
  • The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.
  • There is not the woman born who desires to eat the bread if dependence, no matter whether it be from the hand of father, husband, or brother; for any one who does so eat her bread places herself in the power of the person from whom she takes it.
  • I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
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