Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Susan B. Anthony
(1820-1906) born on
Feb 15
US "social reformer, suffragist". "She was a social reformer and champion for women's rights; co-founder of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1869."

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F
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.

R
"[Bicycling] has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammelled womanhood."
A
"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."
N
"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."
K
"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations . . . can never effect a reform."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Letter, 1900, to Dr. Sara R. Dolley; in "Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony," vol. 3, ch. 57, by Ida Husted Harper, 1908."
R: "Speech, 1896; in "Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony," ch. 46, by Ida Husted Harper, 1989."
A: "Convention speech, Jan 1896; in "Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony," vol. 4, ch. 16. by A. H. Shaw and I. H. Harper, 1902."
N: "Said in 1896; in "Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony," ch. 46, by Ida Husted Harper, 1898."
K: "Speaking on the need to reform divorce law; in "Power Quotes," ed. Daniel B. Baker, 1992."


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