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Susan B. Anthony quotes

Independence is happiness.

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.

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

No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.

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 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.

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

Failure is impossible.

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

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.

Suffrage is the pivotal right.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.