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Frances Perkins Quotes and Sayings

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In America, public opinion is the leader.
- Frances Perkins

Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.
- Frances Perkins

But with the slow menace of a glacier,
depression came on.
No one had any measure of its progress;
no one had any plan for stopping it.
Everyone tried to get out of its way.
- Frances Perkins

The door might not be opened to a woman again for a long,
long time, and I had a kind of duty to other women
to walk in and sit down on the chair that was offered,
and so establish the right of others long hence and
far distant in geography to sit in the high seats.
- Frances Perkins

 

The quality of his being one with the people,
of having no artificial or natural barriers between him and them,
made it possible for him to be a leader without ever
being or thinking of being a dictator.
- Frances Perkins

To one who believes that really good industrial conditions
are the hope for a machine civilization,
nothing is more heartening than to watch conference
methods and education replacing police methods.
- Frances Perkins

Most of man's problems upon this planet,
in the long history of the race, have been met and
solved either partially or as a whole by experiment
based on common sense and carried out with courage.
- Frances Perkins

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I get all fired up about aging in America.
- Willard Scott

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly
what their child is up to all the time.
- Barbara Bush

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
- Fran Lebowitz

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
- Tom Ford

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
- Theodore White

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list
of the richest people in America.
If I'm not there, I go to work.
- Robert Orben

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

The third biggest comic people in America want to make a comic book out of me.
It's unbelievable.
- Mark Roberts

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect,
delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."
- Marilyn vos Savant

Social Security is not just the foundation of America's
retirement dignity and security,
it ensures the economic stability and strength of our
families and our state's economy.
- Debbie Stabenow

America is a country of inventors, and the greatest
of inventors are the newspaper men.
- Alexander Graham Bell

England was incredibly dull and everything exciting seemed to be in America.
- Gerald Scarfe

In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.
- Amy Tan

Let the grand errand into America never be forgotten.
- Ezra Stiles

America did not invent human rights.
In a very real sense, it is the other way around.
Human rights invented America.
- Jimmy Carter

An increase in the relative price of products from
the low wage manufacturers in Asia and Latin America
will also make those products less attractive to American consumers.
- Martin Feldstein

Black America knows better than anyone else the high
price children pay for the sexual agendas of adults.
- Maggie Gallagher

If I were still twenty years old, I would really move to America.
- Theo Van Gogh

I knew I'd conquered America when Mike Tyson told me I was one mean lady.
- Anne Robinson

I don't believe America will justifiably make an unprovoked
attack on another nation.
It would not be consistent with what we have been as
a nation or what we should be as a nation.
- Dick Armey

The return to the Organization of the United States of America,
the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture
that has inspired many other peoples.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

I don't think that people in America are really given
enough information about the Third World.
- Martin Sheen

Israel is the canary in the mine.
What happens to Israel will eventually happen to America itself.
- David Horowitz

America faces a new race that has awakened.
- E. Franklin Frazier

The business of America is business.
- Calvin Coolidge

Remember and help America remember that the fellowship
of human beings is more important than the fellowship
of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
- Marian Wright Edelman

If America don't come around, we're gonna' burn it down.
- H. Rap Brown

Sex.
In America an obsession.
In other parts of the world a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

I believe in America.
America's made my fortune.
- Mario Puzo

Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic,
but many countries in both Central and South America,
and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies.
- Warren Christopher

For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue,
which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.
- Elle Macpherson

The story about me, apocryphal or not,
is that I could sing before I spoke.
My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was
standing in the crib singing God Bless America.
- Linda Lavin

The media in America has become so cowed and compromised.
- John Sayles

America is ready for intelligent talk.
I am ready to bring some humanity to TV.
- John Walsh

Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more
humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
- Johan Huizinga

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free
people who shared certain moral commitments.
Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps
more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from
his past homes than by the physical features of his present home.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The rivers of America will run with blood filled to
their banks before we will submit to them taking the
Bible out of our schools.
- Billy Sunday

America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious;
and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment
of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
- David Riesman

I've said many a time that I think the Un-American
Activities Committee in the House of Representatives
was the most un-American thing in America!
- Harry S. Truman

Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine.
- Mark Millar

I like America, just as everybody else does.
I love America, I gotta say that.
But America will be judged.
- Bob Dylan

I do most of my work with kids.
They are the very foundation of our future.
We are so incredibly disrespectful to them in America
in every way because they can't vote.
- Henry Winkler

It's a cyclical thing.
When they make one, everyone loves them.
Different genres come around in succession.
People always welcome the western.
It's America's genre.
- Robert Duvall

I find America falling in love with a TV show flattering and interesting,
but at the same time a little sad.
- David Schwimmer


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