Quotation by Anna Howard Shaw

I spoke at a woman's club in Philadelphia yesterday and a young lady said to me afterwards, "Well, that sounds very nice, but don't you think it is better to be the power behind the throne?" I answered that I had not had much experience with thrones, but a woman who has been on a throne, and who is now behind it, seems to prefer to be on the throne.
Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919), U.S. minister and suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 14, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902).

Addressing the twenty-sixth annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, held February 15-20, 1894, in Washington, D.C. At the time, the former queen of Hawaii was attempting to regain her throne.
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