Mary Ritter Beard Quotes

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Mary Ritter Beard Quotes

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.
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The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.

— Mary Ritter Beard

It's only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks.

— Mary Ritter Beard

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

— 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.

— 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.

— Mary Ritter Beard

Democracy cannot sustain itself amid a high degree of violence.

— Mary Ritter Beard

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

— 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.

— 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.

— Mary Ritter Beard

Action without study fatal. Study without action is futile ...

— Mary Ritter Beard

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