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    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)

    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)

    At present I feel like a caged animal, bound up by the luxury, comfort and respectability of my position. I can’t get the training that I want without neglecting my duty.
    —Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943)

    English Bob: What I heard was that you fell off your horse, drunk, of course, and that you broke your bloody neck.
    Little Bill Daggett: I heard that one myself, Bob. Hell, I even thought I was dead. ‘Til I found out it was just that I was in Nebraska.
    —David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris)

    Even more important than the discovery of Columbus, which we are gathered together to celebrate, is the fact that the general government has just discovered women.
    —Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)