Susan B. Anthony

1820 - 1906

A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on comradeship and sexes

The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on citizens, equality, and united states

We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on advocates, consequences, reputation, and sympathies

Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on snowball, power, and world

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 (1820 - 1906)

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on womenswisdom, rights, and equality

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

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on moment, milestone, live, life, and small things

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on failure and impossible

"Failure is impossible. "

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on effort, prose, and understanding

I can see that "reap" and "deep," "prayers" and "bears," . . . do rhyme, and so I suppose it is a splendid effort, but if you had written it in plain prose, I could have understood it a great deal better and read it a great deal more easily.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Source: Responding in 1987 to an admirer who had written a poem in her honor.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on desires, interest, justice, spirit, weakness, and work

Oh, yes. I'd do it all again; the spirit is willing yet; I feel the same desire to do the work but the flesh is weak. It's too bad that our bodies wear out while our interests are just as strong as ever.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Source: Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 71. by Anna Howard Shaw, 1908.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on citizenship and people

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 (1820 - 1906)

Contributed by: Zaady

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