Autres citations de Susan B. Anthony:
"Les femmes de cette nation en 1876, ont une plus grande cause de mécontentement, de rébellion et de révolution que les hommes de 1776." / "The women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776." (Susan Anthony, 1820-1906) [à comparer à Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928): "I have made speeches urging women to adopt methods of rebellion such as have been adopted by men in every revolution."]
"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."
"I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation."
"Of all the old prejudices that cling to the hem of the woman's garments and persistently impede her progress, none holds faster than this. The idea that she owes service to a man instead of to herself, and that it is her highest duty to aid his development rather than her own, will be the last to die."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"If any proof were needed of the progress of the cause for which I have worked, it is here tonight. The presence on the stage of these college women, and in the audience of all those college girls who will some day be the nation's greatest strength, will tell their own story to the world."
"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."
"Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."
"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."
"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."
"Had I represented twenty thousand voters in Michigan, that political editor would not have known nor cared whether I was the oldest or the youngest daughter of Methuselah, or whether my bonnet came from the Ark or from Worth's."
"She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life."
"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 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."
"A woman growing up under American ideas of liberty in government and religion, having never blushed behind a Turkish mask, nor pressed her feet in Chinese shoes, cannot brook any disabilities based on sex alone, without a deep feeling of antagonism with the power that creates it."
"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."
"To be successful a person must attempt but one reform. By urging two, both are injured, as the average mind can grasp and assimilate but one idea at a time."
"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."
"When will the men do something besides extend congratulations? I would rather have President Roosevelt say one word to Congress infavor of amending the Constitution to give women the suffrage than to praise me endlessly!"
"This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then but they were not roses."
"We should be miserable but for the consciousness that we have done all in our power to help forward every measure for the freedom and equality of the races and the sexes."
"Mr. Roosevelt, this is my principal request--it is almost the last request I shall ever make of anybody. Before you leave the presidential chair, recommend Congress to submit to the Legislatures a Constitutional Amendment which will enfranchise women, and thus take your place in history with Lincoln, the great emancipator. I beg of you not to close your term of office without doing this."
"When a man says to me, 'Let us work together in the great cause you have undertaken, and let me be your companion and aid, for I admire you more than I have ever admired any other woman,' then I shall say, 'I am yours truly'; but he must ask me to be his equal, not his slave."
"Je ne considère en aucun cas le divorce comme un mal. C'est tout autant un refuge pour les femmes mariées à des hommes brutaux que le Canada l'était pour les esclaves de maîtres brutaux." / "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."
"Je me méfie de ces gens qui savent si bien ce que Dieu veut qu'ils fassent, car je constate que cela coïncide toujours avec leurs propres désirs." / "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."
Emmeline Pankhurst, née Emmeline Goulden, 1858-1928 est citée ici: