If I were asked … to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French writer, diplomat, politician
Democracy in America, 2.3.12 (1840) [(tr. Reeve and Bowen (1862)]

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