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Jane Ellen Harrison (September 9, 1850 April 5, 1928) was a ground-breaking English classical scholar and feminist.

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Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious -- friendship and learning.

To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

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