Had I represented twenty thousand voters in Michigan, that political editor would not have known nor cared whether I was the oldes t or the youngest daughter of Methuselah, or whether my bonnet came from the Ark or from Worth's.

Susan B. Anthony woman suffrage fashion criticism of women

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Since I know nothing of the merits of poetry, I am not able to pass any opinion upon this, but I can see that "reap" and "deep," " prayers" and "bears," "ark" and "dark," "true" and "grew" do rhyme, and so I suppose it is a splendid effort, but if you had written it in plain prose, I could have understood it a great deal better and read it a great deal more easily.

Susan B. Anthony poetry poets

Of all my prosecutors ... not one is my peer, but each and all are my political sovereigns; and had your honor submitted my case t o the jury, as was clearly your duty, then I should have had just cause of protest, for not one of those men was my peer; but, native or foreign born, white or black, rich or poor, educated or ignorant, sober or drunk, each and every man of them was my political superior; hence, in no sense, my peer.

Susan B. Anthony law subordination of women woman suffrage

A republican government should be based on free and equal education among the people. While we have class and sectarian schools th e parties supporting them will not give their fullest aid toward building up the public school system. If all of the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money and energies on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals. To be a success a republic must have a homogeneous people, and to do this it must have homogeneous schools.... I grow more and more opposed to [sectarian schools].

Susan B. Anthony education democracy assimilation

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. "Resist ance to tyranny is obedience to God."

Susan B. Anthony revolutionary activity woman suffrage tyranny

... women of the North, I ask you to rise up with earnest, honest purpose, and go forward in the way of right, fearlessly, as inde pendent human beings, responsible to God alone for the discharge of every duty, for the faithful use of every gift, the good Father has given you. Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world will say, whether you are in your place or out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, do your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.

Susan B. Anthony social/political activism: late 19th century Civil War