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The instinct of self-preservation in human society, acting almost subconsciously, as do all drives in the human mind, is rebelling against the constantly refined methods of annihilation and against the destruction of humanity.

 
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Bertha von Suttner
Bertha von Suttner
  • Born: June 9, 1843
  • Died: June 21, 1914
  • Nationality: Austrian
  • Profession: Pacifist, Novelist

Bertha Felicitas Sophie Freifrau von Suttner was an Austrian-Bohemian pacifist and novelist. In 1905 she became the second female Nobel laureate (after Marie Curie in 1903), the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first Austrian laureate.

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