„The reason why women effect so little and are so shallow is because their aims are low, marriage is the prize for which they strive; if foiled in that they rarely rise above disappointment.“

Written in 1852, as quoted in ch. 87.
The Female Experience (1977)

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Sarah Grimké
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„The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

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„Women are considered profound. Why? Because we never fathom their depths. But women aren't even shallow.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert

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„The demons have always effected that all those who ever so little strived to live by logos and shun vice be hated.“

—  Justin Martyr early Christian martyr 100 - 165

Second Apology, in Readings in World Christian History (2013), p. 40

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„It is funny, but I’m disappointed that it accentuates the shallow.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

Remarks on "Kernel mentor", an Everybody loves Eric Raymond internet cartoon (17 May 2005) http://geekz.co.uk/lovesraymond/archive/kernel-mentor in which he is depicted stating "GNU's not understood by everyone, Linus."
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„Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.“

—  Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947

Quelle: As quoted in "My Philosophy of Industry" an interview of Ford by Fay Leone Faurote, The Forum, Vol. 79, No. 4 (April 1928), p. 481;

also in "Thinking Is Hardest Work, Therefore Few Engage in It", San Francisco Chronicle (13 April 1928), p. 25;

both articles are cited as the primary sources of other variants which later arose, in https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/04/05/so-few "Thinking Is the Hardest Work There Is, which Is the Probable Reason Why So Few Engage In It" in Quote Investigator (5 April 2016)

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„The chief reason why so many give such a little attention to the background of the Negro is the belief that this study is unimportant.“

—  Carter G. Woodson, buch The Mis-Education of the Negro

Quelle: The Mis-Education of the Negro (1933), Chapter XVIII: The Study of the Negro<!-- p. 131 -->
Kontext: The chief reason why so many give such a little attention to the background of the Negro is the belief that this study is unimportant. They consider as history only such deeds as those of Mussolini who after building up an efficient war machine with the aid of other Europeans would now use it to murder unarmed and defenseless Africans who have restricted themselves exclusively to attending to their own business. If Mussolini succeeds in crushing Abyssinia he will be recorded in "history" among the Caesars, and volumes written in praise of the conqueror will find their way to the homes and libraries of thousands of miseducated Negroes. The oppressor has always indoctrinated the weak with this interpretation of the crimes of the strong.

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„Is the object of his thought lofty in its character, so is he. Is it low, so is he. We rise or fall, we ascend or descend, according to our ideals.“

—  William H. Crogman American classical philologist 1841 - 1931

Quelle: Talks for the Times (1896), "The Importance of Correct Ideals" (1892), p. 273

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