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Charlotte Perkins Gilman
July 3, 1860 - August 17, 1935
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter.


There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.


The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.


The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.


When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, by the easy right of birth and by the calm, slow, friendly forces of evolution.


A concept is stronger than a fact.


In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.


To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.


Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.


Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, socialized.


Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.


Exciting literature after supper is not the best digestive.


The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.


To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something.


New York - that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American.


The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply.


Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.


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