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Barber B. Conable, Jr. Quotes

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Women do two thirds of the world's work.
Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income
and own less than one percent of the world's property.
They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.

Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well.
They understood that if you move too quickly,
our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.

Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.

I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well.
It should drag its heels on the way to decision.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.

 

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
- Groucho Marx

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)

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

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

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

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 marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

There are only three things women need in life:
food,
water, and compliments.
- Chris Rock

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

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

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

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious
throughout our society -
that women are now providing
all types of skills in every profession.
The military should be no exception.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

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

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

Please know that I am aware of the hazards.
I want to do it because I want to do it.
Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

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

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

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

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people
who are entitled to power,
entitled to leadership.
- Patricia Ireland

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

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

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

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

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

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

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

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail

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

If sex and creativity are often
seen by dictators as subversive activities,
it's because they lead to the knowledge
that you own your own body
(and with it your own voice), and that's
the most revolutionary insight of all.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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 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

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

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

We must make it clear that a platform
of "I hate gay men and women'
is not a way to become president of the United States.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

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

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


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