Susan B. Anthony Quotes.
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
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.
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.
Nothing is hopeless that is right.
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.
Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
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.
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?
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 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.
Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.
Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.
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.
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.
Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.
I do not assume that woman is better than man. I do assume that she has a different way of looking at things.
Whoever controls work and wages, controls morals.