Women On Politics


(photo: Gracie Allen)

Here are some enlightening, entertaining quotations from women about politics:

“Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.”

–Vera Brittain, The Rebel Passion (1964)

“Truthfulness has never been counted among the political virtues, and lies have always been regarded as justifiable tools in political dealings.”

–Hannah Arendt, Crises of the Republic (1972)

“The political arena leaves one no alternative; one must either be a dunce or a rogue.”

Emma Goldman, Anarchism (1910)

“I’m the candidate who forgot to take her hat off before she threw it in the ring.”

Gracie Allen, How To Become President (1940)

The quotations are from The Beacon Book of Quotations By Women, compiled by Rosalie Maggio (Boston: Beacon, 1992), p. 251.


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