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Quotations From MARY RITTER BEARD


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  • Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it.
    Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958), U.S. historian. Understanding Women, ch. 1 (1931).

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  • While it is generally agreed that the visible expressions and agencies are necessary instruments, civilization seems to depend far more fundamentally upon the moral and intellectual qualities of human beings—upon the spirit that animates mankind.
    Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958), U.S. historian. Woman as Force in History, ch. 12 (1946).
  • 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 (1876-1958), U.S. historian. Woman as Force in History, ch. 12 (1946).

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