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  • Even in 1908, when he had founded the Institute, he had had too many houses, too many servants, too much food, and no children, because Capitola considered "that sort of thing detrimental to women with large responsibilities."

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  • This may sound like an excuse, and perhaps even a little sad, but it’s hard for others to know how consuming one’s arrival in a new land can be, how it will take up every last resource of spirit, which too often can lead to the detriment of most everything else.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • What’s more, they are detrimental to the revolution, so we must oppose them resolutely."
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl

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