Those who are governed by their wives
are unable to act generously and boldly in respect of large interest's friends and society
in general. Domination by one's wife leads to narrowness of outlook and initiative.
This view about the direct or indirect
interference of wives in the public affairs managed by their husbands, and the weakening
of policy by reason of excessive attachment to ones wife or fear of displeasure at home,
is not inconsistent with the dignity and equality of woman's status. Nor has it to do with
woman's capacity for public life. No man or woman can serve two masters satisfactorily.
One who holds a public responsibility cannot permit him or her to be guided by another who
has not been entrusted with the responsibility. If the other is a wife, the danger of a
clouded judgment is all the greater.