Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!
(Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 44, by Ida Husted Harper (1898).
In a November 16, 1895, speech in Cleveland to the national convention of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, which strongly supported woman suffrage. Anthony considered it very difficultperhaps futilefor that or any women's organization to effect changes in the law.)
I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 23, 1895, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 6, p. 40, "Nauka" (1976).)