Ellen Key Quotes
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A great poet has seldom sung of lawfully wedded happiness, but of free and secret love; and in this respect, too the time is coming when there will no longer be one standard of morality for poetry and another for life. To anyone tender of conscience, the ties formed by a free connection are stronger than the legal ones.
Formerly, a nation that broke the peace, did not trouble to try and prove to the world that it was done solely from higher motives.... Now war has a bad conscience. Now every nation assures us that it is bleeding for a human cause, the fate of which hangs in the balance of its victory... No nation dares to admit the guilt of blood before the world.