• 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 Webb, Jeanne MacKenzie (1982). “The Diary of Beatrice Webb: Glitter Around and Darkness Within, 1873-1892”, Belknap Press