Florence Nightingale Quote

Women are never supposed to have any occupation of sufficient importance not to be interrupted, except "suckling their fools "; and women themselves have accepted this, have written books to support it, and have trained themselves so as to consider whatever they do as not of such value to the world or to others, but that they can throw it up at the first "claim of social life." They have accustomed themselves to consider intellectual occupation as a merely selfish amusement, which it is their " duty " to give up for every trifler more selfish than themselves.


Cassandra (1860)

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Women are never supposed to have any occupation of sufficient importance not to be interrupted, except suckling their fools ; and women themselves...

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Women are never supposed to have any occupation of sufficient importance not to be interrupted, except suckling their fools ; and women themselves...

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Women are never supposed to have any occupation of sufficient importance not to be interrupted, except suckling their fools ; and women themselves...

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Women are never supposed to have any occupation of sufficient importance not to be interrupted, except suckling their fools ; and women themselves...