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"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes"."

"Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor."

"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes";"

"They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men."
Politics

"The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face."
Politics

"Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset."

"Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals with no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff."

"I'm in my anecdotage."

"Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount."

"The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked across the head with a meat ax and that, I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with."

"They are vulgar and dirty-minded and alien to grace, and I would not, if I could, which I hasten to say I cannot, cross their obscenities with a wit which is foreign to them and gild their futilities with the glamour which by birth and breeding and performance they do not possess."

"There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference."

"Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there."

"No good deed goes unpunished."

"In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed."

"Politicians talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face."

"A woman's best protection is a little money of her own."

"Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts."

"Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable."

"They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men."

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