Susan B Anthony quotes

Most of the most popular Susan B Anthony quotes were the ones in which she campaigned for women rights. Born Susan Brownell Anthony, she was an American reformist. She was a Quaker by religion and dedicated all her efforts towards equality in society. At the meager age of 17, she started amassing anti-slavery petitions. Susan B Anthony quotes are very popular in history classes in major universities worldwide. By the time of her death, on 13th March 1906, she had founded organizations such as the National American Woman Suffrage Association. These were pivotal in her quest to tackle social inequality.

Susan B Anthony Quotes

  • Independence is happiness.Susan B Anthony quotes

  •  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 quotes

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

  •  Suffrage is the pivotal right.Susan B Anthony quotes

  •  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.

  •  I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value. Scorn to be coddled by your employers; make them understand that you are in their service as workers, not as women.

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

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

  •  I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ask for the ballot for the Negro and not for the woman.Susan B Anthony quotes

  •  You would better educate ten women into the practice of liberal principles than to organize a thousand on a platform of intolerance and bigotry.

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

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

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

  •  She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.

  •  Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.Susan B Anthony quotes

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.

  •  Failure is impossible.Susan B Anthony quotes

  •  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.Susan B Anthony quotes

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

  •  Whoever controls work and wages, controls morals.

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

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

  •  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 quotes

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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 quotes

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

  •  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.

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

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

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