75 Best Susan B. Anthony Quotes From The Women's Rights Activist

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Susan B. Anthony had her portrait appear on the 1979 dollar coin, and she's the first female citizen to have been depicted on the United States coinage.

Susan B. Anthony, along with her lifelong friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton, began working with Matilda Joslyn Gage. Together they wrote six volumes for 'History of Women Suffrage' in 1876, her most famous work till now.

Susan B. Anthony was born on 15 February 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, the United States, in a Quaker family with seven brothers and sisters, committed to the American revolution. She was a well-known American reformer and women's rights activist who played a very vital impact on the women's rights movement by attaining women their rights of labor and equal pay for equal work. At a very early age, she started her fight against gender discrimination, and at 17 she collected an anti-slavery petition. She, along with her friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the 'American Equal Rights Association' for both women and the African-American community in 1866. They also started a Women's Rights newspaper called 'The Revolution' in 1868 in the United States. Finally, they founded the 'National Woman Suffrage Association' in 1869, but later in 1890 it merged and became the 'National American Woman Suffrage Association'. Thus, Susan B. Anthony would later be known as a hero to all young and old aspiring women even today.

That's why we've created this incredible list of quotes by Susan B. Anthony for you to get a better understanding about women their independence, self-reliance, her right to vote, her rights, and nothing more i.e. equality. These Susan B. Anthony quotes include famous Susan B. Anthony quotes, quotes about Susan B. Anthony, quotes from Susan B. Anthony, activist quotes, and equality quotes.

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Famous Susan B. Anthony Quotes

Susan B. Anthony quotes help you understand the history of women's suffrage.

Susan B. Anthony was the most famous social reformer for the suffrage movement. She played a pivotal role in creating awareness about women and their struggles. Read these famous Susan B. Anthony quotes.

1. "Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry."

-Susan B. Anthony.

2. "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.

3. "The real milestones are less prepossessing."

-Susan B. Anthony.

4. "Failure is impossible."

-Susan B. Anthony.

5. "For every betrayed woman, there is always the betrayer, man."

-Susan B. Anthony.

6. "Our job is not to make young women grateful. It is to make them ungrateful so they keep going. Gratitude never radicalized anybody."

-Susan B. Anthony.

7. "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.

8. "The women who will not be ruled must live without marriage."

-Susan B. Anthony.

9. "It is a poor rule that won't work more ways than one."

-Susan B. Anthony.

10. "Work and worship are one with me."

-Susan B. Anthony.

11. "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.

12. "The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit."

-Susan B. Anthony.

13. "I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain."

-Susan B. Anthony.

14. "They threw things at me then but they were not roses."

-Susan B. Anthony.

15. "Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are...not the great goals achieved."

-Susan B. Anthony.

16. "Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."

-Susan B. Anthony.

17. "Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place."

-Susan B. Anthony.

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Liberty

Susan B. Anthony knew the taste of freedom and independence from a young age due to her upbringing and thus wanted the same for all her gender mates, to be a part of the independent community. The following quotes from her are powerful women's rights quotes.

18. "Independence is happiness."

-Susan Anthony.

19. "Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it."

-Susan Anthony.

20. "Whoever controls work and wages, controls morals."

-Susan Anthony.

21. "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 Anthony.

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

-Susan Anthony.

23. "The sense of independence and security is very sweet."

-Susan Anthony.

24. "Before governments were organized, no one denies that each individual possessed the right to protect his own life, liberty, and property."

-Susan Anthony.

25. "…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood."

-Susan Anthony.

26. "During this transition period... single women make comfortable and attractive homes for themselves."

-Susan Anthony.

27. "I hope the twentieth century will see the triumph of our cause."

-Susan Anthony.

28. "Think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval."

-Susan Anthony.

29. "Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world."

-Susan Anthony.

30. "We formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty...but to the whole people - women as well as men."

-Susan Anthony.

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Feminism

Susan was herself a very strong feminist, believed women can take care of the household and her work and look after the community needs as well.

31. "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."

-Susan Anthony.

32. "I don’t want to die as long as I can work; the minute I cannot, I want to go."

-Susan Anthony.

33. "The only chance women have for justice in this country is to violate the law, as I have done, and as I shall continue to do."

-Susan Anthony.

34. "His love, his chivalry, and his desire to protect the woman in the barbarous periods of pillage, lust, and war."

-Susan Anthony.

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

-Susan  Anthony.

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

-Susan Anthony.

37. "When a woman has a newspaper which fear and favor cannot touch, then it will be that she can freely write her own thoughts."

-Susan Anthony.

38. "I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work."

-Susan Anthony.

39. "If women will not accept marriage with subjection, nor men proffer it without, there is, there can be, no alternative."

-Susan Anthony.

40. "Every woman should have a purse of her own."

-Susan Anthony.

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

-Susan Anthony.

42. "I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim."

-Susan Anthony.

43. "We have known how to make the noise, you see, and how to bring the whole world to our organization in spirit, if not in person."

-Susan Anthony.

44. "Away with your man-visions! Women propose to reject them all, and begin to dream dreams for themselves."

-Susan Anthony.

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

-Susan Anthony.

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Equal Rights

Susan wanted women and men to be treated equally.

Susan had strongly believed women should not be paid any less simply because of their sex. Equality among the community with equal right to vote, to help make laws and elect lawmakers, their basic rights, and nothing less was the demand.

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

-Susan B. Anthony.

47. "The true republic: men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."

-Susan B. Anthony.

48. Many Abolitionists have yet to learn the ABC of woman's rights."

-Susan B. Anthony.

49. "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."

-Susan B. Anthony.

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

-Susan B. Anthony.

51. "I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value."

-Susan B. Anthony.

52. "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.

53. "My prayer is to lift women to equality with men."

-Susan B. Anthony.

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

-Susan B. Anthony.

55. "We throw to the winds the old dogma that governments can give rights."

-Susan B. Anthony.

56. "There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth."

-Susan B. Anthony.

57. "You will ask and will accept, nothing less nor more because of your sex."

-Susan B. Anthony.

58. "The one distinct feature of our Association has been the right of the individual opinion for every member."

-Susan B. Anthony.

59. "Make them understand you are in their service as workers not as women."

-Susan B. Anthony.

Susan B. Anthony Quotes On Suffrage

Women have been treated as inferior to men in all aspects for years in the name of God. Susan had fought to abolish such absurd norms.

60. "The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history."

-Susan Anthony.

61. "Her best interests and happiness do not seem to have been consulted in the arrangements made for her protection."

-Susan Anthony.

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

-Susan Anthony.

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

-Susan Anthony.

64. "The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God."

-Susan Anthony.

65. "Suffrage is the pivotal right."

-Susan Anthony.

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

-Susan Anthony.

67. "Another writer asserts that the tyranny of man over a woman has its roots, after all, in his nobler feelings."

-Susan Anthony.

68. "She has been bought and sold, caressed and crucified at the will and pleasure of her master."

-Susan Anthony.

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

-Susan Anthony.

70. "But wherever the roots may be traced, the results at this hour are equally disastrous to a woman."

-Susan Anthony.

71. "There is no history about which there is so much ignorance as this great movement for the establishment of equal political rights for women."

-Susan Anthony.

72. "What an absurd notion that women have not intellectual and moral faculties sufficient for anything but domestic concerns."

-Susan Anthony.

73. "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 Anthony.

74. "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 Anthony.

75. "We have been beset at every step...with those held by the majority of mankind."

-Susan Anthony.

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