While American men are fighting to rid the old world of autocracy let American women set to and rid the new world of this intolerable old burden of sex ignorance.
(Crystal Eastman (1881-1928), U.S. author and political activist. On Women and Revolution, part 1 (1978).
From an article originally published in Birth Control Review (January 1918) during World War I. To dispense information about birth control was then illegal.)
Anyone who loves his neighbor within the limits of the world is doing no more and no less injustice than someone who loves himself within the limits of the world.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Third Notebook, December 9, 1917. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)