Very early in my childhood I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jail with large families.
(Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), U.S. birth control advocate. My Fight for Birth Control, ch. 1 (1931).
Sanger, one of eleven children in a financially stressed family, became the first prominent advocate of birth control and of the dissemination (then illegal) of birth control information.)
In general, Russia suffers from a frightening poverty in the sphere of facts and a frightening wealth of all types of arguments.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, February 23, 1890, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 24, "Nauka" (1976).)