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  1. Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.
  2. I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
  3. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
  4. Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.
  5. Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality
  6. Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.
  7. Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.
  8. There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
  9. 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.
  10. I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

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Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality — Susan B. Anthony

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Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work. — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Short Quotes

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  • The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.
  • Every woman should have a purse of her own.
  • Failure is impossible.
  • I can not imagine a God ... made happy by my getting down on my knees and calling him 'great'.
  • Cyling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world
  • Why should we not pray to our mother who are in heaven, as well as to our father?
  • The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons?
  • Wherever women gather together failure is impossible.
  • No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
  • There is not a woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence.

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Marriage

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Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life. — Susan B. Anthony

Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. — Susan B. Anthony

If women will not accept marriage with subjection, nor men proffer it without, there is, there can be, no alternative. The women who will not be ruled must live without marriage. And during this transition period... single women make comfortable and attractive homes for themselves. — Susan B. Anthony

I never felt I could give up my life of freedom to become a man's housekeeper. When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she became a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll. Had I married at twenty-one, I would have been either a drudge or a doll for fifty-five years. Think of it! — Susan B. Anthony

To be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages. — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Voting

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Suffrage is the pivotal right. — Susan B. Anthony

Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote! — Susan B. Anthony

Here, in this very first paragraph of the Declaration, is the assertion of the natural right of all to the ballot; for how can 'the consent of the governed' be given if the right to vote be denied? — Susan B. Anthony

So long as State constitutions say that all may vote when twenty-one, save idiots, lunatics, convicts and women, you are brought down politically to the level of those others disfranchised. — Susan B. Anthony

... even if the right to vote brought to women no better work, no better pay, no better conditions in any way, she should have itfor her own self-respect and to compel man's respect for her. — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Suffrage

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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. (on women's suffrage) — Susan B. Anthony

Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation. — Susan B. Anthony

I expect to do more work for woman suffrage in the next decade than ever before. — Susan B. Anthony

The anti-suffragist talk of sheltering women from the fierce storms of life is a lot of cant. I have no patience with it. These storms beat on woman just as fiercely as they do on man, and she is not trained to defend herself against them. — Susan B. Anthony

[Asked if American women would ever win full suffrage:] Assuredly. I firmly believed at one time that I should live to see that day. I have never for one moment lost faith. It will come but I shall not see itit is inevitable. — Susan B. Anthony

When will the men do something besides extend congratulations? I would rather have President Roosevelt say one word to Congress infavor of amending the Constitution to give women the suffrage than to praise me endlessly! — Susan B. Anthony

... while one-half of the people of the United States are robbed of their inherent right of personal representation in this freestcountry on the face of the globe, it is idle for us to expect that the men who thus rob women will not rob each other as individuals, corporations and Government. — Susan B. Anthony

Had I represented twenty thousand voters in Michigan, that political editor would not have known nor cared whether I was the oldest or the youngest daughter of Methuselah, or whether my bonnet came from the Ark or from Worth's. — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Life

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She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life. — Susan B. Anthony

I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me. — Susan B. Anthony

I have known nothing the last thirty years save the struggle for human rights on this continent. If it had been a class of men whowere disfranchised and denied their legal rights, I believe I should have devoted my life precisely as I have done in behalf of my own sex. — Susan B. Anthony

Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them. — Susan B. Anthony

It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; but oh, thrice guilty is he who. . .drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime. — Susan B. Anthony

Whichever way I turn, whatever phase of social life presents itself, the same conviction comes: Independent bread alone can redeem woman from her curse of subjection to man. — Susan B. Anthony

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. — Susan B. Anthony

If a man's public record be a clear one, if he has kept his pledges before the world, I do not inquire what his private life may have been. — Susan B. Anthony

We throw to the winds the old dogma that governments can give rights. Before governments were organized, no one denies that each individual possessed the right to protect his own life, liberty and property. — Susan B. Anthony

I have given my life and all I am to it, and now I want my last act to be to give it all I have, to the last cent. — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Equality

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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.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less — Susan B. Anthony

Women should have equal pay for equal work and they should be considered equally eligible to the offices of principal and superintendent, professor and president. So you must insist that qualifications, not sex, shall govern appointments and salaries. — Susan B. Anthony

We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever. — Susan B. Anthony

I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value. Scorn to be coddled by your employers; make them understand that you are in their service as workers, not as women. — Susan B. Anthony

The men and women of the North are slaveholders, those of the South slaveowners. The guilt rests on the North equally with the South. — Susan B. Anthony

A republican government should be based on free and equal education among the people — Susan B. Anthony

When a man says to me, 'Let us work together in the great cause you have undertaken, and let me be your companion and aid, for I admire you more than I have ever admired any other woman,' then I shall say, 'I am yours truly'; but he must ask me to be his equal, not his slave. — Susan B. Anthony

One-half of the people of this nation to-day are utterly powerless to blot from the statute books an unjust law, or to write there a new and a just one. — Susan B. Anthony

No genuine equality, no real freedom, no true manhood or womanhood can exist on any foundation save that of pecuniary independence. — Susan B. Anthony

The true republic — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On People

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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. — Susan B. Anthony

Inconsistency is the jewel of the American people. — Susan B. Anthony

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. — Susan B. Anthony

I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation. — Susan B. Anthony

I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows. — Susan B. Anthony

What you should say to outsiders is 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. — Susan B. Anthony

The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the constitutions of the several states, and the organic laws of the territories all alike propose to protect the people in the exercise of their God-given rights. Not one of them pretends to bestow rights. — Susan B. Anthony

For a people is only as great, as free, as lofty, as advanced as its women are free, noble and progressive. — Susan B. Anthony

It will be the mistake of your life if you go into print in your own defence [sic]. Your denial will reach a new set of people andstart them to talking, while the ones who read the original charges will never see the refutation of them. — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Work

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Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval. — Susan B. Anthony

I shall work for the Republican party and call on all women to join me, precisely... for what that party has done and promises to do for women, nothing more, nothing less. — Susan B. Anthony

I don't want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go. — Susan B. Anthony

If any proof were needed of the progress of the cause for which I have worked, it is here tonight. The presence on the stage of these college women, and in the audience of all those college girls who will some day be the nation's greatest strength, will tell their own story to the world. — Susan B. Anthony

Disfranchisement means inability to make, shape, or control one's own circumstances... . That is exactly the position of women in the world of work today; they cannot choose. — Susan B. Anthony

No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party who ignores her sex. — Susan B. Anthony

Whoever controls work and wages, controls morals. — Susan B. Anthony

Would you exalt your profession, exalt those who labor with you...increase the salaries of the women engaged in the noble work of educating our future presidents, senators and congressmen. — Susan B. Anthony

I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman. — Susan B. Anthony

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 our bodies wear out while our interests are just as strong as ever. — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Nation

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The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race. — Susan B. Anthony

Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776. — Susan B. Anthony

. . . this oligarchy of sex, which makes fathers, brothers, husbands and sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters of every household - which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every house of the nation. — Susan B. Anthony

An oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters of every household... carries discord and rebellion into every home of the nation. — Susan B. Anthony

... we shall never become an immense power in the world until we concentrate all our money and editorial forces upon one great national daily newspaper, so we can sauce back our opponents every day in the year; once a month or once a week is not enough. — Susan B. Anthony

Not one of our national officers ever has had a dollar of salary. I retire on full pay! — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Rights

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There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth. — Susan B. Anthony

I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less. — Susan B. Anthony

When society is rightly organized, the wife and mother will have time, wish and will to grow intellectually, and will know that the limits of her sphere, the extent of her duties, are prescribed only by the measure of her ability. — Susan B. Anthony

It is perfectly right for a gentleman to say "ladies and gentlemen," but a lady should say, "gentlemen and ladies." You mention your friend's name before you do your own. I always feel like rebuking any woman who says, "ladies and gentlemen." It is a lack of good manners. — Susan B. Anthony

Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. — Susan B. Anthony

I have many things to say. My every right, constitutional, civil, political and judicial has been tramped upon. I have not only had no jury of my peers, but I have had no jury at all. — Susan B. Anthony

What you should do is to say to outsiders that a Christian has neither more nor less rights in our association than an atheist. — Susan B. Anthony

The principle of self-government cannot be violated with impunity. The individual's right to it is sacred - regardless of class, caste, race, color, sex or any other accident or incident of birth. — Susan B. Anthony

Many abolitionists have yet to learn the ABC of woman's rights. — Susan B. Anthony

Being persons, then, women are citizens; and no state has a right to make any new law, or to enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities. — Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality — Susan B. Anthony

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Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work. — Susan B. Anthony

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother. — Susan B. Anthony

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. — Susan B. Anthony

Gentlemen ... Do you not see that so long as society says a woman is incompetent to be a lawyer, minister or doctor, but has ample ability to be a teacher, that every man of you who chooses this profession tacitly acknowledges that he has no more brains than a woman? — Susan B. Anthony

The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God. — Susan B. Anthony

I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel...the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. — Susan B. Anthony

I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters. — Susan B. Anthony

Mr. Douglass talks about the wrongs of the negro; but with all the outrages that he to-day suffers, he would not exchange his sexand take the place of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. — Susan B. Anthony

What an absurd notion that women have not intellectual and moral faculties sufficent for anything else but domestic concerns! — Susan B. Anthony

To grant woman an equality with man in the affairs of life is contrary to every tradition, every precedent, every inheritance, every instinct and every teaching. The acceptance of this idea is possible only to those of especially progressive tendencies and a strong sense of justice, and it is yet too soon to expect these from the majority. — Susan B. Anthony

I deplore the horrible crime as child murder....no matter what the motive, love of ease, or desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent,the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed...but oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which compelled her to the crime. — Susan B. Anthony

No genuine equality, no real freedom, no true manhood or womanhood can exist on any foundation save that of pecuniary independence. As a right over a man's subsistence is a power over his moral being, so a right over a woman's subsistence enslaves her will, degrades her pride and vitiates her whole moral nature. — Susan B. Anthony

... God allows the wheat and the tares to grow up together, andthe tares frequently get the start of the wheat and kill it out. The only difference between the wheat and human beings is that the latter have intellect and ought to combine and pull out the tares, root and branch. — Susan B. Anthony

To be successful a person must attempt but one reform. By urging two, both are injured, as the average mind can grasp and assimilate but one idea at a time. — Susan B. Anthony

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. — Susan B. Anthony

I deplore the horrible crime of child-murder...We want prevention, not merely punishment. We must reach the root of the evil, and destroy it. — Susan B. Anthony

A woman growing up under American ideas of liberty in government and religion, having never blushed behind a Turkish mask, nor pressed her feet in Chinese shoes, cannot brook any disabilities based on sex alone, without a deep feeling of antagonism with the power that creates it. — Susan B. Anthony

Every discrimination against women in the constitutions and laws of the several States is today null and void, precisely as in every one against Negroes. — Susan B. Anthony

it is only through a wholesome discontent with things as they are, that we ever try to make them any better. — Susan B. Anthony

The fact is, women are in chains, and their servitude is all the more debasing because they do not realize it. — Susan B. Anthony

This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then but they were not roses. — Susan B. Anthony

The rank and file are not philosophers, they are not educated to think for themselves, but simply to accept, unquestioned, whatever comes. — Susan B. Anthony

The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man. — Susan B. Anthony

We are told it will be of no use for us to ask this measure of justice--that the ballot be given to the women of our new possessions upon the same terms as to the men--because we shall not get it. It is not our business whether we are going to get it; our business is to make the demand.... Ask for the whole loaf and take what you can get. — Susan B. Anthony

It has always been thought perfectly womanly to be a scrub- woman in the Legislature and to take care of the spittoons; that is entirely within the charmed circle of woman's sphere; but for women to occupy any of those official seats would be degrading. — Susan B. Anthony

To think, I have had more than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and then to die without it seems so cruel. — Susan B. Anthony

It is cruel for you to leave your daughter, so full of hope and resolve, to suffer the humiliations of disfranchisement she already feels so keenly, and which she will find more and more galling as she grows into the stronger and grander woman she is sure to be. If it were your son who for any cause was denied his right to have his opinion counted, you would compass sea and land to lift the ban from him. — Susan B. Anthony

White men have always controlled their wives' wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages. — Susan B. Anthony

Better lose me than lose a state. — Susan B. Anthony

If I could only live another century! — Susan B. Anthony

When woman has a newspaper which fear and favor cannot touch, then it will be that she can freely write her own thoughts. — Susan B. Anthony

Independent bread gives independent morals: - while pecuniary dependence makes moral subserviency; - So get money - get wealth — Susan B. Anthony

It is poor rule that won't work more ways than one. — Susan B. Anthony

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. — Susan B. Anthony

Nothing is hopeless that is right. — Susan B. Anthony

It is often asserted that as woman has always been man's slave--subject--inferior--dependent, under all forms of government and religion, slavery must be her normal condition. This might have some weight had not the vast majority of men also been enslaved for centuries to kings and popes, and orders of nobility, who, in the progress of civilization, have reached complete equality. — Susan B. Anthony

There never seems to be any difficulty in stretching the laws and the constitution to fit any kind of a political deal, but when it is proposed to make some concession to women they loom up like an unscalable wall. — Susan B. Anthony

Woman must have a purse of her own, and how can this be so long as the law denies to the wife all right to both the individual and the joint earnings? — Susan B. Anthony

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. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people - women as well as men. — Susan B. Anthony

Wherever, on the face of the globe or on the page of history, you show me a disfranchised class, I will show you a degraded class of labor. — Susan B. Anthony

There have been others also just as true and devoted to the cause--I wish I could name every one--but with such women consecratingtheir lives, failure is impossible! — Susan B. Anthony

We need a daily paper edited and composed according to woman's own thoughts, and not as woman thinks a man wants her to think and write. — Susan B. Anthony

Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman. — Susan B. Anthony

It is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government: the ballot. — Susan B. Anthony

... we should be miserable but for the consciousness that we have done all in our power to help forward every measure for the freedom and equality of the races and the sexes. — Susan B. Anthony

Life Lessons by Susan B. Anthony

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  1. Susan B. Anthony taught the importance of standing up for what you believe in and fighting for what is right. She dedicated her life to advocating for women's rights and equality, and her hard work and determination eventually led to the passing of the 19th Amendment.
  2. Susan B. Anthony's life serves as an example that one person can make a difference and that it is possible to overcome adversity and achieve success.
  3. She showed that it is possible to make a lasting impact on society and that it is important to stay true to yourself and your values.

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