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.
We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all civil and political rights that belong to the citizens of the United States be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Ida Husted Harper in History of Woman Suffrage (1886), p. 34
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.Susan B. AnthonyThis statement was widely used as an abolitionist and feminist slogan in the 19th century and has sometimes been attributed to Anthony, who famously used it, but cited it as an "old revolutionary maxim"; it has also frequently been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, and to Benjamin Franklin, who has been cited as having proposed it as the motto of the United States, as well as to English theologian William Tyndale. The earliest definite citations of a source yet found in research for Wikiquote indicates that it was declared by Massachusetts Governor Simon Bradstreet after the overthrow of Dominion of New England Governor Edmund Andros in relation to the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688, as quoted in Official Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the State Convention: assembled May 4th, 1853 (1853) by the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, p. 502. It is also quoted as a maxim that arose after the overthrow of Andros in A Book of New England Legends and Folk Lore (1883) by Samuel Adams Drake. p.426
The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires.Susan B. AnthonyIn a defense of Elizabeth Cady Stanton against a motion to repudiate her Woman's Bible at a meeting of the National-American Woman Suffrage Association 1896 Convention, HWS, IV (1902), p. 263.
The men and women of the North are slaveholders, those of the South slaveowners. The guilt rests on the North equally with the South.Susan B. AnthonySpeech on No Union with Slaveholders (1857)
Many Abolitionists have yet to learn the ABC of woman's rights.Susan B. AnthonyJournal (June 1860)
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.Susan B. AnthonyThe Revolution, Women's Suffrage Newspaper (8 October 1868)
Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work .Susan B. AnthonyThe Revolution (18 March 1869)
Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.Susan B. AnthonySpeech in San Francisco (July 1871)
Here, in the 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?Susan B. AnthonyOn the United States Declaration of Independence in her "Is It a Crime for a Citizen of the United States to Vote?" speech before her trial for voting (1873)
We assert the province of government to be to secure the people in the enjoyment of their unalienable rights. We throw to the winds the old dogma that governments can give rights.Susan B. AnthonyAn account of the proceedings on the trial of Susan B. Anthony, on the charge of illegal voting, at the presidential election in Nov. 1872, and on the trial of Beverly W. Jones, Edwin T. Marsh and William B. Hall, the inspectors of election by whom her vote was received. (1873)
One-half of the people of this nation to-day are utterly powerless to blot from the statute books an unjust law, or to write there a new and a just one.Susan B. AnthonyAn account of the proceedings on the trial of Susan B. Anthony, on the charge of illegal voting, at the presidential election in Nov. 1872, and on the trial of Beverly W. Jones, Edwin T. Marsh and William B. Hall, the inspectors of election by whom her vote was received. (1873)
Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.Susan B. AnthonySpeech on Social Purity (Spring 1875)
Every discrimination against women in the constitutions and laws of the several States is today null and void, precisely as in every one against Negroes.Susan B. AnthonyWoman's Rights to the Suffrage Speech (1873)
I have many things to say. My every right, constitutional, civil, political and judicial has been tramped upon. I have not only had no jury of my peers, but I have had no jury at all.Susan B. AnthonyAccount of Matilda Joslyn Gage (20 June 1873) to Kansas Leavenworth Times (3 July 1873)
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 B. AnthonyAccount of Matilda Joslyn Gage (20 June 1873) to Kansas Leavenworth Times (3 July 1873)
I do not ask the clemency of the court. I came into it to get justice, having failed in this, I demand the full rigors of the law.Susan B. AnthonyAccount of Matilda Joslyn Gage (20 June 1873) to Kansas Leavenworth Times (3 July 1873)
Even, under such circumstances, a commoner of England, tried before a jury of Lords, would have far less cause to complain than should I, a woman, tried before a jury of men.Susan B. AnthonyAn Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony on the Charge of Illegal Voting] (1874)
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