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Biography - Virginia Woolf:

English writer.
Born: 1882 - Died: 1941
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.




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Quotes for: History


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Quotes about history:


What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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Quotes for: Woman


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Quotes about woman:


In fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
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No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.
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One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
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Never forget that it will be enough for a political, economic or religious crisis for the rights of women to be called into question. These rights are never acquired. You will have to remain vigilant throughout your life.
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No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
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For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
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In fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.
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It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
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Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
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Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
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It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
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