Susan B. Anthony Quotes In Honor Of The Civil Rights Leader's Birthday

02/15/2013 05:50 pm ET | Updated Feb 15, 2013
  • The Huffington Post

Susan B. Anthony was a women's rights advocate, an anti-slavery activist and a general badass. If she were still alive, Anthony would be turning 193 years old on February 15th.

Anthony was born in Massachusetts in 1820 to a Quaker family. She and her family became active in the abolitionist movement during the 1840s, and after meeting fellow activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she became involved in the temperance movement (the push to limit the sale and production of alcohol). After being barred from speaking at a temperance convention because of her gender, Anthony decided to dedicate more of her time to fighting for women's right to vote, which she was convinced would help people take women more seriously in the political arena.

Anthony and Stanton even created a weekly publication dedicated to women's suffrage called The Revolution. The newspaper's motto? "Men their rights, and nothing more; women their rights, and nothing less" -- one of the most recognizable quotes of the suffragette movement.

In honor of Anthony's would-be 193rd, we've rounded up seven of her best quotes. Happy birthday, Susan B. Anthony! We still think you're pretty great.

Susan B. Anthony Quotes For Her Birthday

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