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I owed it to my father that I was elected to ...
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

A child is owed the greatest respect;
if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind,
don't ignore your son's tender years.
- Juvenal

Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off,
how quick to be proved a deceiver.
- Sophocles

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance.
It is also owed to justice and to humanity.
- James Bryce

I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but
my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were
an old and poisoned tool.
- John Steinbeck

When I was born I owed twelve dollars.
- George S. Kaufman

I don't think there is anything owed to us.
You've got to go out and work hard for every round win.
- Larry Dixon

I realized the only thing I owed my audience was my
own judgment and my own best effort.
- Len Wein

No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me.
There was no entitlement.
- James Earl Jones

Love consists in giving without getting in return;
in giving what is not owed,
what is not due the other.
That's why true love is never based,
as associations for utility or pleasure are,
on a fair exchange.
- Mortimer Adler

Thus you are just not because you give what is owed,
but because you do what is appropriate to you as the highest good.
- Anselm of Canterbury

We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men;
and that is all.
We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing.
I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends.
- Fay Weldon

He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
- Joseph Heller

Right now, a majority of the debt is owed to foreign interests,
Japan being the largest purchaser of government debt today,
soon to be surpassed by China as the number one purchaser
of our debt in this Nation.
- Ron Kind

I mean, I really liked those guys and the experience
of doing Raiders was really good for me,
but I did not really want to be involved -
I only did Jedi,
as I really owed George a favor.
- Lawrence Kasdan

A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful,
could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind
if presented only as a system of metaphysics.
Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
- William Winwood Reade

We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world
to no other cause than continual military training,
exact observance of discipline in their camps,
and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war.
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

Every American born today owes $43,000 to the federal
government the day she or he is born.
And we are transferring a tremendous amount of debt to the new generation,
much of it owed to overseas creditors who expect to
be repaid by our children with interest.
- Mark Kirk

Every great movement in the history of Western civilization
from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century
has been an international movement which owed its existence
and its development to the cooperation of many different peoples.
- Christopher Dawson

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- E. B. White

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
- Christie Hefner

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn


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