If any proof were needed of the progress of the cause for which I have worked, it is here tonight. The presence on the stage of these college women, and in the audience of all those college girls who will some day be the nation's greatest strength, will tell their own story to the world.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 6, by Ida Husted Harper (1922).
Speaking in February 1906 before the thirty-eighth annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association—and the last one that she would attend. Anthony, who was very ill and weak, lacked the strength to give a full-length speech. Though primarily a suffragist, she also actively supported college education for women; a few years earlier, she had been instrumental in changing admission policy at the University of Rochester so that women were admitted.