Beatrice Webb

Quotes: Beatrice Webb

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    ... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
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    If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited.
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    If I ever felt inclined to be timid as I was going into a room full of people, I would say to myself, 'You're the cleverest member of one of the cleverest families in the cleverest class of the cleverest nation... why should you be frightened?
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    It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity.
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    Religion is love; in no case is it logic.
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    Renunciation - that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.
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    So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.
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    Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell.
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