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Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality.”

Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality.

— Susan B. Anthony



Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Independence is happiness.”

Independence is happiness.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.”

Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Failure is impossible.”

Failure is impossible.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.”

Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Wherever women gather together failure is impossible.”

Wherever women gather together failure is impossible.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.”

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Suffrage is the pivotal right.”

Suffrage is the pivotal right.

— Susan B. Anthony



Susan B. Anthony Quote: “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.”

There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.”

Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.

— Susan B. Anthony


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

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

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex.”

No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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!”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “I don’t want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.”

I don’t want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “You would better educate ten women into the practice of liberal principles than to organize a thousand on a platform of intolerance and bigotry.”

You would better educate ten women into the practice of liberal principles than to organize a thousand on a platform of intolerance and bigotry.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Every woman should have a purse of her own.”

Every woman should have a purse of her own.

— Susan B. Anthony



Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Nothing is hopeless that is right.”

Nothing is hopeless that is right.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Now, Mr. President, we don’t intend to trouble you during the campaign but after you are elected, then look out for us!”

Now, Mr. President, we don’t intend to trouble you during the campaign but after you are elected, then look out for us!

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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!”

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


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

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

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Our Job is not to make young women grateful. It is to make the ungrateful so they keep going. Gratitude never radicalized anybody.”

Our Job is not to make young women grateful. It is to make the ungrateful so they keep going. Gratitude never radicalized anybody.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


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

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


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

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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 Quote: “The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not.”

The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


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

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

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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 chafes under a government that tolerates it.”

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 chafes under a government that tolerates it.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she bcame a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll.”

When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she bcame a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.”

The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


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

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “I was born a heretic. I always distrusted people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.”

I was born a heretic. I always distrusted people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “I do not assume that woman is better than man. I do assume that she has a different way of looking at things.”

I do not assume that woman is better than man. I do assume that she has a different way of looking at things.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “Every generation of converts threshes over the same old straw.”

Every generation of converts threshes over the same old straw.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “There is not a woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence.”

There is not a woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence.

— Susan B. Anthony


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “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.”

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


Susan B. Anthony Quote: “There is not the woman born who desires to eat the bread of 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.”

There is not the woman born who desires to eat the bread of 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.

— Susan B. Anthony

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