Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony


Author Profession: US Activist
Born: February 15, 1820
Died: March 13, 1906
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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Independence is happiness.

Whoever controls work and wages, controls morals.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.

Suffrage is the pivotal right.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ask for the ballot for the Negro and not for the woman.

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.

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. Michael Faraday quotes

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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