Susan B. Anthony Quotes.
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.
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.
I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.
The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.
No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party who ignores her sex.
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.
Wherever, on the face of the globe or on the page of history, you show me a disfranchised class, I will show you a degraded class of labor.
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.
Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
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.
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.
You would better educate ten women into the practice of liberal principles than to organize a thousand on a platform of intolerance and bigotry.
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.
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.