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Margaret Chase Smith
(1897-1995) born on
Dec 14
US politician. She was the first woman elected to both houses of Congress; first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party (Republican).
         
   
F
My basic rule is to speak slowly and simply so that my audience has an opportunity to follow and think about what I am saying.

R
One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking. I always try to think before I talk.
A
When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.
N
Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any methods.
K
Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
R: Speech, Westbrook Junior College, 7 Jun 1953.
A: Announcing her presidential candidacy; in "Time," 7 Feb 64
N: Address, National Republican Women's Conference Banquet, 16 Apr 1962.
K: Speech, Westbrook Junior College, 7 Jun 1953.
   


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