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I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.
Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.
I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
What you don't do can be a destructive force.
I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Actors are one family over the entire world.
I do not think that I am a natural born mother... If I ever wanted to mother anyone, it was my father.
The mother of a family should look upon her housekeeping and the planning of meals as a scientific occupation.
I think I lived those years very impersonally. It was almost as though I had erected someone outside myself who was the president's wife. I was lost somewhere deep down inside myself. That is the way I felt and worked until I left the White House.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a debutante, an activist, and a reluctant first lady. Her Roosevelt family tree connected her not only to her uncle, the twenty-...
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