"You gain strength courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"You cant move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesnt mean you do nothing but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority."
"Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up the person who does not want to carry is own weight this is a frightening prospect."
"Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age when the eager passions of youth are cooled and the infirmities of age not yet begun as we see that the shadows which are at morning and evening so large almost entirely disappear at midday."