„While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence, which, I believe, does make the woman.“

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„An Ambitious woman shewes her selfe to bee a troublesome disturber of the world, powerfull to make smale things great, and great monstrous“

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„Nature wronged her in making her a woman. But for her sex she could have surpassed all the heros of history.“

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