Susan B. Anthony Quotes


Susan B. Anthony Quotes

“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 think 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.”

“I stand before you tonight a convicted criminal… convicted by a Supreme Court Judge… and sentenced to pay $100 fine and costs. For what? For asserting my right to representation in a government, based upon the one idea of the right of every person governed to participate in that government. This is the result at the close of 100 years of this government, that I, a native born American citizen, am found guilty of neither lunacy nor idiocy, but of a crime—simply because I exercised our right to vote.”

“I think it [bicycling] 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 women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. It makes her feel as if she were independent. The moment she takes her seat, she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammelled womanhood.”

Oil portrait of Susan Brownell Anthony from 1895, depicted in profile view looking to the right. She has grey hair parted in the middle and pulled back, rimless glasses, and is wearing a black dress with a lace collar and a red shawl draped over her shoulders. The background is a plain, dark brown color, and the signature 'Gutherz 1895' is visible at the bottom right corner.
Susan Brownell Anthony, 1895

“Susan B. Anthony Quotes” sources:

“Susan Brownell Anthony.” National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, / Union League Club Speech, N.Y., December 16, 1873 – Wikipedia & “Tea Party Teachings / Woman’s Freedom Dawning / No Taxation Without Representation”. The New York Herald. December 17, 1873. p. 10. / Interview with Nellie Bly, New York World, 2 February 1896, p. 10. & Susan B. Anthony – Wikiquote

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