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When I first came to the House of Commons and walked out into the lobby,
by Agnes Macphail

When I first came to the House of Commons and walked out into the lobby,
men sprang to their feet.
I asked them to sit down since I'd come to walk around.
I didn't want them doing me favours.
- Agnes Macphail

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail

If the preservation of the home means the enslavement of women,
economically or morally, then we had better break it.
- Agnes Macphail

I believe the preservation of the home in the future
lies almost entirely in the hands of men.
- Agnes Macphail

 

Never apologize.
Never explain.
Just get the thing done, and let them howl.
- Agnes Macphail

Whatever is dirty, it is women's job to clean up,
or drive some man to clean up, and that goes for everything from cellar to senate.
- Agnes Macphail

I do not want to be the angel of any home:
I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.
- Agnes Macphail

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If they are willing to give women economic freedom in that home,
if they are willing to live by the standard they wish women to live by,
then homes will be preserves.
- Agnes Macphail

Most of the women who have offered themselves for public
office over the years have done so,
I believe, more because of the 'dirt' than in spite of it.
- Agnes Macphail

Do not rely completely on any other human being,
however dear.
We meet all life's greatest tests alone.
- Agnes Macphail

I owed it to my father that I was elected to Parliament in the first place,
but I owed it to my mother that I stuck it out once I got there.
- Agnes Macphail

It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men;
for the most part they have to change their place of living,
their method of work, a great many women today changing
their occupation entirely on marriage;
and they must even change their name.
- Agnes Macphail

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

Today, I Do What Is Important To Me, First.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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