Anne Smedley

Professors could silence me then; they had figures, diagrams, maps, books. I was learning that books and diagrams can be evil things if they deaden the man of man and make him blind or cynical before subjection of any kind.

There's something dreadfully decisive about a beheading.

The belief in immortality has always seemed cowardly to me. When very young I learned that all things die, and all that we wish of good must be won on this earth or not at all.

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