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I do not want to be the angel of any home:
by 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

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

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

 

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

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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

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

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

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 am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi


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