My essay, Votes for Women — which is a 6d. pamphlet of the League [i.e. the Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League] — states the truth — that the bar to political rights for women rests in the noble, emotional, and personal way in which average women decide difficult problems of State without sufficient balance of judgment. I trust I may not live to see it — but one day women will ruin the Empire.
Frederic Harrison to Lady Dorothy Nevill, letter of April 7, 1912, quoted in: The Life and Letters of Lady Dorothy Nevill, ed. Ralph Nevill, London 1909, p. 247-249.
(The essay referred to may be read here).