Answers to Pedestal Puzzler above:
(a) Who said it?
(1) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. Bradley.
(2) Libyan leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
(b) What century?
(1) Bradley wrote in the 19th century -- concurring in the Court's 1873 endorsement, in Bradwell v. Illinois, of a state's refusal to admit a qualified woman applicant, Myra Bradwell, to the bar.
(2) Qaddafi echoed him in the 21st century -- just two days ago, at a press conference called to prove "that Libya's form of government was the truest democracy."