Monday, November 3, 2008

Failure Is Impossible

Failure is impossible.

Independence is happiness.

Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.

Suffrage is the pivotal right.

The fact is, women are in chains, and their servitude is all the more debasing because they do not realize it.

[T]here never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.

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.

I can't say that the college-bred woman is the most contented woman. The broader her mind the more she understands the unequal conditions between men and women, the more she chafes under a government that tolerates it.

[A] Christian has neither more nor less rights in our [nation] than an atheist.

I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.

(Susan B. Anthony)

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