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Helen Gahagan Douglas
(1900-1980) born on
Nov 25
US actress, opera singer, politician. She was the U.S. delegate to the U.N., 1946; Democratic congresswoman, CA, 1944-50; lost bid for Senate to Richard Nixon.
         
   
F
I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.

R
If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.
A
In trying to make something new, half the undertaking lies in discovering whether it can be done. Once it has been established that it can, duplication is inevitable.
N
Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action.
K
I never felt I left the stage.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner, 1992.
R: "A Full Life," 1982.
A: "A Full Life," 1982.
N: "A Full Life," 1982.
K: On being a politician; "Center Stage," 1992.
   


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