Susan B Anthony Quotes & Wallpapers

Susan B Anthony
Total Quotes: 186


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

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

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

Governments never do any great good things from mere principle, from mere love of justice ... You expect too much of human nature when you expect that. Susan B Anthony

It is urged that the use of the masculine pronouns he, his, and him in all the constitutions and laws, is proof that only men were meant to be included in their provisions. If you insist on this version of the letter of the law, we shall insist that you be consistent and accept the other horn of the dilemma, which would compel you to exempt women from taxation for the support of the government and from penalties for the violation of laws. There is no she or her or hers in the tax laws, and this is equally true of all the criminal laws. 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

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. Susan B Anthony

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

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

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

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

The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. Susan B Anthony

I look for the day...when the only criterion of excellence or position shall be the ability and character of the individual; and this time will come. 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

We shall some day be heeded, and when we shall have our amendment to the Constitution of the United States, everybody will think it was always so, just exactly as many young people believe that all the privileges, all the freedom, all the enjoyments which woman now possesses always were hers. They have no idea of how every single inch of ground that she stands upon today has been gained by the hard work of some little handful of women of the past. 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

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

What an absurd notion that women have not intellectual and moral faculties sufficent for anything else but domestic concerns! 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 unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these. Susan B Anthony

The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit. Susan B Anthony

I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty. All the stock in trade I possess is a $10,000 debt, incurred by publishing my paper-The Revolution ... the sole object of which was to educate all women to do precisely as I have done, rebel against your man-made, unjust, unconstitutional forms of law, that tax, fine, imprison, and hang women, while they deny them the right of representation in the government.... I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old revolutionary maxim that 'Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.' 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

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

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

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

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

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

Of all the old prejudices that cling to the hem of the woman's garments and persistently impede her progress, none holds faster than this. The idea that she owes service to a man instead of to herself, and that it is her highest duty to aid his development rather than her own, will be the last to die. Susan B Anthony

The one distinct feature of our Association has been the right of the individual opinion for every member. We have been beset at every step with the cry that somebody was injuring the cause by the expression of some sentiments that differed with those held by the majority of mankind. The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires. Susan B Anthony

Every woman should have a purse of her own. Susan B Anthony

Just as long as newspapers and magazines are controlled by men, every woman upon them must write articles which are reflections of men's ideas. As long as that continues, women's ideas and deepest convictions will never get before the public. 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

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

The only chance women have for justice in this country is to violate the law, as I have done, and as I shall continue to do. Susan B Anthony

Resistance to tyranny ius obedience to God Susan B Anthony

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

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 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. Susan B Anthony

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

I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. 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

... even I am growing accustomed to slavery; so much so that I cease to think of its accursed influence and calmly eat from the hands of the bondman without being mindful that he is such. O, Slavery, hateful thing that thou art thus to blunt the keen edge of conscience! 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

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

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

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

Those of you who have the talent to do honor to poor womanhood, have all given yourself over to baby-making... Susan B Anthony

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

Suffrage is the pivotal right. 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

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

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

Every generation of converts threshes over the same old straw. 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

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

... 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

Better lose me than lose a state. Susan B Anthony

Those of you who have the talent to do honor to poor womanhood, have all given yourself over to baby-making. . . Susan B Anthony

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

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

What words can express her [the white woman's] humiliation when, at the close of this long conflict, the government which she had served so faithfully held her unworthy of a voice in its councils, while it recognized as the political superiors of all the noble women of the nation the negro men just emerged from slavery, and not only totally illiterate, but also densely ignorant of every public question. 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

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

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

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

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



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