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775 – “They talk about a woman’s sphere as though it had a limit; There’s not a place in Earth or Heaven, There’s not a task to mankind given, There’s not a blessing or a woe, There’s not a whispered yes or no, There’s not a life, or death, or birth, That has a feather’s weight or worth—Without a woman in it.”

–C E Bowman

Happy International Women’s Day!

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697 – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

–Drafting Committee for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Draft Committee Members:
Eleanor Roosevelt (Chair), USA; Peng Chun Chang, Republic of China; Charles Habib Malik, Lebanon; William Roy Hodgson, Australia; Hernán Santa Cruz, Chile; René Cassin, France; Alexander E. Bogomolov, Soviet Union; Charles Dukes, UK; John Peters Humphrey, Canada
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519 – “America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government. America, in the assembly of nations, since her admission among them, has invariably, though often fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship, of equal freedom, of generous reciprocity.”

–John Quincy Adams, 8th US Secretary of State and later 6th President of the United States of America

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404 – “Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”

–Thomas Paine [Often misquoted, see Source Notes]

Note: The original quote contained two long “S”es ( ſ ). One in happineſs and one in perſon.

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