Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould — American Writer born on December 30, 1879,

Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould was an American writer and essayist... (wikipedia)

The real drawback to the simple life is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time.
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
All violations of essential privacy are brutalizing.
Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.
There is no morality by instinct. There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought; without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.