There are many humorous things in the world: among them the white man's notion
that he is less savage than the other savages.
- Following the Equator
We easily perceive that the peoples furthest from civilization are the ones where equality between man and woman are furthest apart--and we consider this one of the signs of savagery. But we are so stupid that we can't see that we thus plainly admit that no civilization can be perfect until exact equality between man and woman is included.
- Notebook, 1895
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