We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work.
(John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Produced by the New Playwrights Theatre in New York in the spring of 1929. Strikers in Airways, Inc. Act 2, Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934).)
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Eighth Notebook, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
(Harriot Stanton Blatch (1856-1940), British suffragist; born in the United States. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 18, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902).
Speaking before the thirtieth annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, held February 13-19, 1898, in Washington, D.C. Her address was entitled "Woman as an Economic Factor"; here, she was reflecting on women's inability to gain genuine respect for the work they did in their homes.)