65 Susan B Anthony Quotes On Success In Life

Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. These Susan B Anthony quotes will motivate you.

Best Susan B Anthony Quotes

  1. “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” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  2. “We shall someday be heeded, and when we shall have our amendment to the Constitution of the United States, everybody will think it was always so, just exactly as many young people believe that all the privileges, all the freedom, all the enjoyments which woman now possesses always were hers. They have no idea of how every single inch of ground that she stands upon today has been gained by the hard work of some little handful of women of the past.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  3. “Wherever women gather together failure is impossible.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  4. “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
  5. “Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  6. “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.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  7. “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  8. “Nothing is hopeless that is right.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  9. “I do not assume that woman is better than man. I do assume that she has a different way of looking at things.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  10. “Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  11. “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
  12. “Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  13. “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, Susan B Anthony quotes on God
  14. “There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  15. “Women should have equal pay for equal work and they should be considered equally eligible to the offices of principal and superintendent, professor and president. So you must insist that qualifications, not sex, shall govern appointments and salaries.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  16. “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  17. “No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  18. “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.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  19. “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
  20. “Independence is happiness.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  21. “It’s too bad that our bodies wear out while our interests are just as strong as ever.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  22. “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  23. “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.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  24. “There never seems to be any difficulty in stretching the laws and the constitution to fit any kind of a political deal, but when it is proposed to make some concession to women they loom up like an unscalable wall.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  25. “It is only through a wholesome discontent with things as they are, that we ever try to make them any better.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  26. “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
  27. “What an absurd notion that women have not intellectual and moral faculties sufficent for anything else but domestic concerns!” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  28. “A republican government should be based on free and equal education among the people” ~ Susan B. Anthony, Susan B Anthony quotes on education
  29. “There is great fear expressed on all sides lest this war shall be made a war for the negro. I am willing that it shall be. It is awar to found an empire on the negro in slavery, and shame on us if we do not make it a war to establish the negro in freedom–against whom the whole nation, North and South, East and West, in one mighty conspiracy, has combined from the beginning.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  30. “Cyling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  31. “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
  32. “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 B. Anthony
  33. “When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she became a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  34. “To be wedded to an idea maybe, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages.” ~ Susan B. Anthony, Susan B Anthony quotes on marriage
  35. “Failure is impossible.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  36. “For a people is only as great, as free, as lofty, as advanced as its women are free, noble and progressive.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  37. “I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.” ~ Susan B. Anthony, Susan B Anthony quotes on equality
  38. “Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  39. “… women of the North, I ask you to rise up with earnest, honest purpose, and go forward in the way of right, fearlessly, as independent human beings, responsible to God alone for the discharge of every duty, for the faithful use of every gift, the good Father has given you. Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world will say, whether you are in your place or out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, do your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  40. “Why should we not pray to our mother who are in heaven, as well as to our father?” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  41. “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
  42. “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  43. “The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  44. “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.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  45. “The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  46. “I have known nothing the last thirty years save the struggle for human rights on this continent. If it had been a class of men who were disfranchised and denied their legal rights, I believe I should have devoted my life precisely as I have done in behalf of my own sex.” ~ Susan B. Anthony, Susan B Anthony quotes on life
  47. “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. It makes her feel as if she were independent… the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  48. “Every woman should have a purse of her own.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  49. “What words can express her [the white woman’s] humiliation when, at the close of this long conflict, the government which she had served so faithfully held her unworthy of a voice in its councils, while it recognized as the political superiors of all the noble women of the nation the negro men just emerged from slavery, and not only totally illiterate but also densely ignorant of every public question.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  50. “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.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  51. “I deplore the horrible crime as child murder….no matter what the motive, love of ease, or desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent,the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed…but oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which compelled her to the crime.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  52. “I expect to do more work for woman suffrage in the next decade than ever before.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  53. “Inconsistency is the jewel of the American people.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  54. “I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  55. “I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  56. “Now, Mr. President, we don’t intend to trouble you during the campaign but after you are elected, then look out for us!” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  57. “Our Job is not to make young women grateful. It is to make the ungrateful so they keep going. Gratitude never radicalized anybody” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  58. “Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  59. “Suffrage is the pivotal right.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  60. “I shall work for the Republican party and call on all women to join me, precisely… for what that party has done and promises to do for women, nothing more, nothing less.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  61. “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  62. “Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  63. “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.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  64. “Gentlemen … Do you not see that so long as society says a woman is incompetent to be a lawyer, minister or doctor but has ample ability to be a teacher, that every man of you who chooses this profession tacitly acknowledges that he has no more brains than a woman?” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  65. “Mr. Douglass talks about the wrongs of the negro; but with all the outrages that he today suffers, he would not exchange his sex and take the place of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

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