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Beatrice Potter Webb
(1858-1943) born on
Jan 22
US social economist. She co-authored, with husband Sidney, works on labor, history, and economics; cofounded Fabian Society, 1883; founded London School of Economics.
         
   
F
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?'

R
Religion is love; in no case is it logic.
A
. . . 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.
N
"The Inevitability of Gradualness."
K
So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Portraits from Memory," "Sidney and Beatrice Webb," by Bertrand Russell.
R: "My Apprenticeship," Ch. 2, 1926.
A: "My Apprenticeship," Ch. 8, 1926.
N: "Presidential Address," British Labour Party Congress, 1923.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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