We are told it will be of no use for us to ask this measure of justice—that the ballot be given to the women of our new possessions upon the same terms as to the men—because we shall not get it. It is not our business whether we are going to get it; our business is to make the demand.... Ask for the whole loaf and take what you can get.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 19, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902).
Speaking before the thirty-first annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, held April 27-May 3, 1899, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was explaining why equal suffrage should be demanded in Hawaii and other new United States possessions, even though it was unlikely to be granted.