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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 Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
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.
You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself.
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
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.
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
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.
Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.
Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.
Actors are one family over the entire world.
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