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Quotation by Susan B. Anthony
... to be successful a person must attempt but one reform. By urging two, both are injured, as the average mind can grasp and assimilate but one idea at a time.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 7, by Ida Husted Harper (1898).
Anthony said this in 1854, on the inadvisability of advocating woman suffrage while wearing a controversial "bloomer" outfit in an attempt to advance dress reform.
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