Quotation by Susan B. Anthony

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.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in Eighty Years and More, ch. 18, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1898).

Anthony said this c. 1873, reacting to an editorial in a Kalamazoo, Michigan, journal which focused on her appearance, ridiculing her age (53) and her style of dress. Methuselah was the oldest man mentioned in the Bible; he died at age 969. Worth's was a store that sold fine clothing.
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