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    ... it is probable that in a fit of generosity the men of the United States would have enfranchised its women en masse; and the government now staggering under the ballots of ignorant, irresponsible men, must have gone down under the additional burden of the votes which would have been thrown upon it, by millions of ignorant, irresponsible women.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    Jane Hudson: Bravo.
    Rosano Brazzi: Grazie.
    Jane Hudson: Prego. That about concludes my entire performance in Italian.
    H.E. Bates, British screenwriter, and David Lean. Jane Hudson (Katherine Hepburn)

    Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow’s hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well- spent life.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    Had I made capital on my prettiness, I should have closed the doors of public employment to women for many a year, by the very means which now makes them weak, underpaid competitors in the great workshop of the world.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)