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Quotation by Susan B. Anthony
It will be the mistake of your life if you go into print in your own defence [sic]. Your denial will reach a new set of people and start them to talking, while the ones who read the original charges will never see the refutation of them.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist, speaker, and editor. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 48, by Ida Husted Harper (1898-1908).
Said in 1896 to a colleague who was considering publishing a response to lies that had been printed about her.
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