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Freya Stark
(1893-1993) born on
Jan 31
French-English explorer, travel writer. She marched alone into the Middle East from Persia to Yemen, discovering lost cities and creating an anti-Nazi intelligence system along the way.
Love of learning is a pleasant and universal bond, since it deals with what one is and not what one has.

The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Most people, after accomplishing something, use it over and over again like a gramophone record till it cracks, forgetting that the past is just the stuff with which to make more future.
It is only the amateur [gardener] like myself who becomes obsessed and rejoices with a sadistic pleasure in weeds that are big and bad enough to pull, and at last, almost forgetting the flowers altogether, turns into a Reformer.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Journey's Echo."
R: "The Valleys of the Assassins," ch. 2, 1934.
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: "The Journey's Echo."
K: "Perseus in the Wind," ch. 17, 1948.

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