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Most of the women who have offered themselves for public
by 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 want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- 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

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

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

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

I married beneath me, all women do.
- Nancy Astor

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

When women love us, they forgive us everything,
even our crimes; when they do not love us,
they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
- Honore de Balzac

The woman who can create her own job
is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
- Amelia Earhart

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

Women's rights is not only an abstraction,
a cause; it is also a personal affair.
It is not only about us; it is also about me and you.
Just the two of us.
- Toni Morrison

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Not only is women's work never done,
the definition keeps changing.
- Bill Copeland

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true.
It's just learning not to take the first no.
And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
- Cher

A women's greatest asset is her beauty.
- Alex Comfort

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

Men have a much better time of it than women.
For one thing, they marry later; for another thing,
they die earlier.
- H. L. Mencken

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
- Grace Kelly

Man can never be a woman's equal
in the spirit of selfless service
with which nature has endowed her.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- Fay Weldon

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity,
never of their husbands.
- Jean Giraudoux

I think housework is the reason most women go to the office.
- Heloise Cruse

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning
when first I considered going.
Once faced and settled there really wasn't
any good reason to refer to it.
- Amelia Earhart

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun


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