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Only the sea is like a human being; the sky is not, nor is the earth. But the sea is always moving, always something deep in itself is stirring it. It never rests; it is always wanting, wanting, wanting.
We have always borne part of the weight of war, and the major part... Men have made boomerangs, bows, swords, or guns with which to destroy one another; we have made the men who destroyed and were destroyed!... We pay the first cost on all human life.
There never was a man who said one word for woman but he said two for man and three for the whole human race.
The thought would never come to us as women, 'Cast in men's bodies, settle the thing so.' For woman 'knows the history of human flesh; she knows its cost; man does not.'
I object to anything that divides the two sexes. My main point is this: Human development has now reached a point at which sexual difference has become a thing of altogether minor importance. We make too much of it; we are men and women in the second place; human beings in the first.
No woman who is a woman says of a human body, 'it is nothing'... On this one point, and on this point alone, the knowledge of woman, simply as woman, is superior to that of man; she knows the history of human flesh; she knows its cost; he does not.
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The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well-prepared to receive them.
March 24, 1855
December 11, 1920
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