I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or few, is ever grasping and like the grave, cries, “Give, give!”
~ in a letter to her husband, John Adams, November 27, 1775.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.
These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed.