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    Perhaps I stand now on the eve of a new life, shall watch the sun rise and disappear behind a black cloud extending out into a grey sky cover. I shall not be deceived by its glory. If it is to be so, there is work and the influence that work brings, but not happiness. Am I strong enough to face that?
    Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943)

    Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it.... I ... dread idleness as if it were Hell.
    Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943)

    If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim—no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited.
    —Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943)

    Is this testing whether I’m a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?
    —David Webb Peoples, U.S. screenwriter, and Ridley Scott. Rachel, Blade Runner, being tested to determine if she is human or machine (1982)

    The human race is not so rich in talent, genius, and useful curative energy, that it can afford to allow any considerable proportion of these valuable attributes to be wasted or unproductive, even though they may be possessed by women.
    —Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)