Don’t ask f’r rights. Take thim. An’ don’t let anny wan give thim to ye. A right that is handed to ye f’r nawthin’ has somethin’ th’ matter with it.

[Don’t ask for rights. Take them. And don’t let anyone give them to you. A right that is handed to you for nothing has something the matter with it.]

Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936) American humorist and journalist
“On Woman Suffrage,” American Magazine (1906)
Added on 2-Aug-13 | Last updated 15-Jul-13
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