Susan B. Anthony Quotes.
It is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government: the ballot.
It is poor rule that won’t work more ways than one.
Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less
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.
No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party who ignores her sex.
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.
Woman must have a purse of her own, and how can this be so long as the law denies to the wife all right to both the individual and the joint earnings?
If women will not accept marriage with subjection, nor men proffer it without, there is, there can be, no alternative. The women who will not be ruled must live without marriage. And during this transition period… single women make comfortable and attractive homes for themselves.
Independence is happiness.
I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.
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.
The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man.
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.
No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex.
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.
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.