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William Aikman Quotes

English portrait painter
(1682 - 1731)

Civilization varies with the family, and the family with civilization. - Its highest and most complete realization is found where enlightened Christianity prevails; where woman is exalted to her true and lofty place as equal with the man; where husband and wife are one in honor, influence, and affection, and where children are a common bond of care and love. - This is the idea of a perfect family.

The intuitions of women are better and readier than those of men; her quick decisions without conscious reasons, are frequently far superior to a man's most careful deductions.