Susan B. Anthony quotes

Born
February 15, 1820, Adams, Massachusetts, U.S.

Died
March 13, 1906.

Occupation
Publisher, Civil Rights Activist, Editor, Women’s Rights Activist, Journalist.

Susan B. Anthony¬†was an American social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality.

She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.
– Susan B. Anthony
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.
– Susan B. Anthony
Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!
– Susan B. Anthony
I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.
– Susan B. Anthony
Whoever controls work and wages, controls morals.
– Susan B. Anthony
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.
– Susan B. Anthony
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
– Susan B. Anthony
Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
– 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
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.
– Susan B. Anthony
Wherever, on the face of the globe or on the page of history, you show me a disfranchised class, I will show you a degraded class of labor.
– 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
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
There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
– Susan B. Anthony
Being persons, then, women are citizens; and no state has a right to make any new law, or to enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities.
– Susan B. Anthony
Failure is impossible.
– Susan B. Anthony
Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.
– Susan B. Anthony
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
– Susan B. Anthony
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.
– Susan B. Anthony
The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.
– Susan B. Anthony
What you should do is to say to outsiders that a Christian has neither more nor less rights in our association than an atheist.
– 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
Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
– Susan B. Anthony
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
The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man.
– Susan B. Anthony
It is poor rule that won’t work more ways than one.
– Susan B. Anthony
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.
– Susan B. Anthony
Independence is happiness.
– 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 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
Suffrage is the pivotal right.
– Susan B. Anthony
The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not.
– Susan B. Anthony
There is not a woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence.
– Susan B. Anthony
For every betrayed woman, there is always the betrayer, man.
– Susan B. Anthony
I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.
– Susan B. Anthony
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.
– Susan B. Anthony
Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.
– Susan B. Anthony
You would better educate ten women into the practice of liberal principles than to organize a thousand on a platform of intolerance and bigotry.
– 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
Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.
– Susan B. Anthony