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Miriam Beard Quotes

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

It's only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks.

Leisure for reverie, gay or somber, does much to enrich life.
[One Day]

One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness.

The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.
[Helping Other People]

Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.