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By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

the 'public' - a term often used in America to indicate the great metropolitan newspapers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

In brief, we who write are all in the same boat, as if we are survivors of torpedoes, and we hope to reach the shores of thought with strength for more activity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

In matters pertaining to the care of life there has been no marked gain over Greek and Roman antiquity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

The origin of the labor movement lies in self-defense.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

While it is generally agreed that the visible expressions and agencies are necessary instruments, civilization seems to depend far more fundamentally upon the moral and intellectual qualities of human beings-upon the spirit that animates mankind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

We of the third sphere are unable to look at Europe or at Asia as they may survey each other. Wherever we go, across Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre.' Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

... the precedents for feminine self-expression run back through all the ages since the art of writing was invented. ... The era may witness the first female engineer, motor truck chauffeur, radio broadcaster, head of an aviation school, or federal prohibition officer, but it has not produced the first thinking, creative, and writing woman by any means.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Could anyone fail to be depressed by a book he or she has published? Don't we always outgrow them the moment the last page has been written?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Every great creative idea, formulated as a philosophy, has a social setting - in time, in a geographical location, in a political economy, in a matrix of interests and knowledge. It is not a free-swinging phenomenon like a balloon without moorings. It is not produced in a vacuum and, being creative, it does not work in a vacuum. Nurtured on things experienced and things known, it reaches out toward the unknown like a flower on a stalk growing out of the soil.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

To ignore [the] great social facts -- political facts, if you please -- and over-emphasize the old moral responsibility of the 'domestic' mother is a hollow mockery and betrays a hopeless ignorance of industrial and urban conditions in the Twentieth Century. ... Everything that counts in the common life is political.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Leisure for reverie, gay or somber, does much to enrich life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Comfort, however, easily merges into license.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

The dogma of woman's complete historical subjection to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths ever created by the human mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

For hundreds of years the use of the word 'man' has troubled critical scholars, careful translators, and lawyers. Difficulties occur whenever and wherever it is important for truth-seeking purposes to know what is being talked about and the context gives no intimation whether 'man' means just a human being irrespective of sex or means a masculine being and none other.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

The trade agreement has become a rather distinct feature of the American labor movement. ... It is based on the idea that labor shall accept the capitalist system of production and make terms of peace with it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

The volumes which record the history of the human race are filled with the deeds and the words of great men ... [but] The Twentieth Century Woman ... questions the completeness of the story.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Democracy cannot sustain itself amid a high degree of violence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

The interactions of business and culture, one upon the other, form one of the least explored phases of history. For such a study, no city would appear better fixed than Florence, so richly dowered with both economic and spiritual vitality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves even though the veil that separates them from the world of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

If this analysis of history is approximately sound and if the future like the past is to be crowded with changes and exigencies, then it is difficult to believe that the feminism of the passing generation, already hardened into dogma and tradition, represents the completed form of woman's relations to work, interests and society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

History has been conceived--and with high justification in the records--as the human struggle for civilization against barbarism in different ages and places, from the beginning of human societies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Unless one's philosophy is all-inclusive, nothing can be understood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Despite the modern dogma to the effect that women were a subject sex until the nineteenth century 'emancipated' them from history, women in history had demonstrated strong wills and purposes, had made assertions, and had directed or influenced all human destiny, including their own, since human life began.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ritter Beard

Woman's success in lifting men out of their way of life nearly resembling that of the beasts who merely hunted and fished for food, who found shelter where they could in jungles, in trees, and caves was a civilizing triumph.