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Susan B. Anthony
February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906
Nationality: American
Category: Activist
Subcategory: American Activist

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


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


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.


Independence is happiness.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


Suffrage is the pivotal right.


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.


Failure is impossible.


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


Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!


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


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.


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.


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