Her final public speech ended with the words “Failure is impossible.” She said them in Washington, D.C., at the 1906 National Woman Suffrage Association, a month before she died. Susan had served as president of this organization for many years, having founded it in 1869 with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. So much in pain was she that she was not expected to speak at this event. Not wanting to disappoint, however, she expressed her loyal support to the officers and then concluded, “There have been others also just as true and devoted to the cause . . . but with such women consecrating their lives . . . failure is impossible!”2