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I have no conscience, none, but I would not like to bring a soul into this world. When it sinned and when it suffered something like a dead hand would fall on me, You did it, you, for your own pleasure you created this thing! See your work! If it lived to be eighty it would always hang like a millstone round my neck, have the right to demand good from me, and curse me for its sorrow. A parent is only like to God: if his work turns out bad so much the worse for him; he dare not wash his hands of it. Time and years can never bring the day when you can say to your child, Soul, what have I to do with you?  - Olive Schreiner
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Olive Schreiner
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Born: March 24, 1855

Died: December 11, 1920 (aged 65)

Nationality: South African

Occupation: Writer, novelist, suffragist

Bio: Olive Schreiner was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual.

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