Quotation by Mrs. H. O. Ward

What do women want with votes, when they hold the sceptre of influence with which they can control even votes, if they wield it aright?
Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824–1899), U.S. author. Sensible Etiquette of the Best Society Customs, Manners, Morals, and Home Culture, Compiled from the Best Authorities, ch. 4 (1878).

Referring to women's influence over the men in their families. Ward emphasized that to "wield" their influence "aright," women must be educated.
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