Among these other great quotes by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935):
• It is the duty of youth to bring fresh new powers to bear on Social progress. Each generation of young people should be to the world like a vast reserve force to a tired army. They should life the world forward. That is what they are for.
• The first duty of a human being is to assume the right relationship to society — more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.
• Love grows by service.
• The women who do the most work get the least money, and the women who have the most money do the least work.
• In our steady insistence on proclaiming sex-distinction we have grown to consider most human attributes as masculine attributes, for the simple reason that they were allowed for men and forbidden to women.
• Habits of thought persist through the centuries; and while a healthy brain may reject the doctrine it no longer believes, it will continue to feel the same sentiments formerly associated with that doctrine.
• The softest, freest, most pliable and changeful living substance is the brain — the hardest and most iron-bound as well.