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Susan B. Anthony quotes

Independence is happiness.

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

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

Failure is impossible.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.

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

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