Quotation by Susan B. Anthony

No genuine equality, no real freedom, no true manhood or womanhood can exist on any foundation save that of pecuniary independence. As a right over a man's subsistence is a power over his moral being, so a right over a woman's subsistence enslaves her will, degrades her pride and vitiates her whole moral nature.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1907), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 1, ch. 11, by Ida Husted Harper (1897).

In an 1859 letter to an organization called the Friends of Human Progress.
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