Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments of life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
It was we, the people, not we, the white male citizens, nor yet we, the male citizens, but we, the whole people, who formed this Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people–women as well as men.
Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.
User profiles are currently in beta. Please sign up below and we’ll send you an invitation as soon as one becomes available!
Why Join? Add popular quotes and authors to your own personalized collection, follow other users, upload picture quotes, and get the quote of the day.
Using the appropriate style guide, simply copy and paste the information below to add the citation to your bibliography.
Susan B. Anthony Quotes. (n.d.). Quotery. Retrieved November 22, 2017, from
“Susan B. Anthony Quotes.” Quotery. n.d. Wed. 22 Nov. 2017.
“Susan B. Anthony Quotes.” Quotery. Accessed November 22, 2017.