Nancy Astor was the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament in 1919. She was a prominent British politician and was a member of the Conservative Party. She was an advocate for women's rights, temperance, and pacifism.
What is the most famous quote by Nancy Astor ?
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.— Nancy Astor
What can you learn from Nancy Astor (Life Lessons)
Nancy Astor was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons. She was a trailblazer in the fight for gender equality and a role model for women in politics. Her life teaches us that with hard work, dedication and perseverance, we can achieve our goals and make a difference in the world.
The most helpful Nancy Astor quotes that will activate your desire to change
Following is a list of the best quotes, including various Nancy Astor inspirational quotes, and other famous sayings by Nancy Astor.
The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
[After her election to the British Parliament and being welcomed to 'the most exclusive men's club in Europe':] It won't be exclusive long. When I came in, I left the door wide open!
No one sex can govern alone. I believe that one of the reasons why civilization has failed so lamentably is that is had one-sided government.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
The most practical thing in the world is common sense and common humanity.
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
Influential quotes by Nancy Astor
Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink.
I married beneath me; all women do.
I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate.
If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee.
Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing.
I would rather commit adultery than drink a glass of beer.
We women talk too much, but even then we don't tell half what we know
Quotations by Nancy Astor that are pioneering and trailblazer
Anyone's blood can become blue for a lump sum down.
A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.
It isn't the common man at all who is important: it's the uncommon man.
The penalty for success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
Women are young at politics, but they are old at suffering;
soon they will learn that through politics they can prevent some kinds of suffering.
My vigor, vitality and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.
The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women.
There is no such thing as a strictly woman's problem. Any question affecting the welfare of society is a woman's problem.
The only thing the women were after was just the chance to help the world on. But some men were so dreadfully afraid of them that they refused to understand, and talked about 'shrieking sisterhoods' and 'disappointed spinsters' and rubbish of that sort.
Drinking makes a person lose his inhibitions and give exhibitions
[To a group of women prisoners:] You're luckier than I am. You're wanted and I'm not.
Nobody wants me as a Cabinet Minister and they are perfectly right. I am an agitator, not an administrator.
Grass is growing on the Front Bench.
What would we say if men changed the length of their trousers every year?
Years ago, I thought old age would be dreadful, because I should not be able to do things I would want to do. Now I find there is nothing I want to do after all
One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.
It is hopeless trying to go forward when you are looking backward.
Basic beauty lies in the way a woman walks; it is health and an attitude to life.
Drink promises you everything, but gives nothing.
The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
When she woke briefly during her last illness and found all her family around her bedside: "Am I dying or is this my birthday?"
I married beneath me, all women do.
People who talk about peace are very often the most quarrelsome.
I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do, but now that I am older I find that I don't want to do them.
Dreams are great. When they disappear you may still be there, but you will have ceased to live.
I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
I am sure that you will never end war with wars.
I can conceive of nothing worse than a man-governed world -- except a woman-governed world.
Jakie, is it my birthday or am I dying ?
From the American newspapers you'd think America was populated solely by naked women and cinema stars.