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All Quotes by author - Susan B. Anthony
" 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. "
" Are you going to cater to the whims and prejudices of people? We draw out from other people our own thought. If, when you go out to organize, you go with a broad spirit, you will create and call out breadth and toleration. You had better organize one woman on a broad platform than 10,000 on a narrow platform of intolerance and bigotry. "
" 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. "
" Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform. "
" Failure is impossible. "
" For every betrayed woman, there is always the betrayer, man. "
" Here, in this very first paragraph of the Declaration, is the assertion of the natural right of all to the ballot; for how can 'the consent of the governed' be given if the right to vote be denied? "
" I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows. "
" 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. "
" I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I don't want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Independence is happiness. "
" 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. "
" I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people - women as well as men. "
" Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work. "
" Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. "
" Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. "
" Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother. "
" No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent. "
" No one can doubt that the sufferings of the sober, virtuous woman, in legal subjection to the mastership of a drunken, immoral husband and father over herself and children, not only from physical abuse, but from spiritual shame and humiliation, must be such as the man himself can not possibly comprehend. "
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