Do you remember you shot a seagull? A man came by chance, saw it and destroyed it, just to pass the time.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian dramatist, author. Nina, in The Seagull, act 4 (1896), trans. by Elisaveta Fen (1954).
Spoken to Trepliov, who shot the bird in act 1, laying it at Nina's feet as a symbol of his ruined hopes.)
At first, it must be remembered, that [women] can never accomplish anything until they put womanhood ahead of wifehood, and make motherhood the highest office on the social scale.
("Jennie June" Croly 1829-1901, U.S. founder of the woman's club movement, journalist, author, editor. Demorest's Illustrated Monthly and Mirror of Fashions, pp. 24-5 (January 1870).
Jane Cunningham Croly wrote under the name "Jennie June.")
Remember that whatever knowledge you do not solidly lay the foundation of before you are eighteen, you will never be master of while you breathe.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 11, 1747, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. I, p. 297, London (1774).
Philip was fifteen at the time.)