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Mary Ritter Beard
(1876-1958) born on
Aug 05
US historian, writer. She championed women's causes and labor movements in "Woman as a Force in History," 1946.
In their quest for rights they [women] have naturally placed emphasis on their wrongs, rather than their achievements and possessions, and have retold history as a story of their long Martyrdom.

Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and the expression of energy associated with it.
Action without study fatal. Study without action is futile.
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.
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.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Understanding Women," Ch. 1, 1931.
R: "Understanding Women," 1931.
A: In "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations," by Ted Goodman, 1997.
N: "Woman as a Force in History," Ch. 12, 1946.
K: "The Twentieth-Century Woman Looking Around and Backward," 1900.

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