Ruth First Quotes (3 quotes)
As quoted in: Saturday Review, 18 March 1944, p. 19
“The trouble with the contemporary generation is that it has not read the minutes of the last meeting.”
Ideas have Consequences (1948)
“The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.”
The life and work of Thomas Hardy (1984 edition)
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Born: May 4, 1925
Died: August 17, 1982 (aged 57)
Nationality: South African
Bio: Ruth First was a South African anti-apartheid activist and scholar born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was killed by a parcel bomb addressed specifically to her in Mozambique, where she worked in exile from South Africa.