Quotation by Susan B. Anthony

There have been others also just as true and devoted to the cause—I wish I could name every one—but with such women consecrating their lives, failure is impossible!
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 70, by Ida Husted Harper (1908).

At a celebration of her eighty-sixth birthday held in Washington, D.C., on February 15, 1906. Anthony had outlived virtually all of the other founders of the woman suffrage movement. She was in ill health and had struggled to attend the event; these would be the last words she would ever speak to a public gathering. "Failure is impossible," is one of her most famous utterances; she seems to have pronounced it on other occasions as well and certainly believed it. At it turned out, she was correct, though women would not be granted the vote for another fourteen years, a century after her birth.
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