G. K. Chesterton quote about men from What's Wrong with the World - For in all legends men have thought of women as sublime separately but horrible in a herd.
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For in all legends men have thought of women as sublime separately but horrible in a herd.
 G. K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World (1910). copy citation

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Author G. K. Chesterton
Source What's Wrong with the World
Topic men women group
Date 1910
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1717/1717-h/1717-h.htm

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“Scarcely one democratic state has ever admitted them to its rights The reason is very simple: that something female is endangered much more by the violence of the crowd. In short, one Pankhurst is an exception, but a thousand Pankhursts are a nightmare, a Bacchic orgie, a Witches Sabbath. For in all legends men have thought of women as sublime separately but horrible in a herd.
XII. THE MODERN SLAVE
Now I have only taken the test case of Female Suffrage because it is topical and concrete; it is not of great moment for me as a political proposal. I can quite imagine anyone substantially agreeing with my view of woman as universalist and autocrat in a limited area; and still thinking that she would be none the worse for a ballot paper.” source

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