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Bernadette Devlin
(1947-____) born on
Apr 23
Irish politician. She was elected as the youngest member of the British House of Commons, 1969-1974; founding member of Irish Republican Socialist Party, 1975.
         
   
F
I went to a very militantly Republican grammar school and, under its influence, began to revolt against the Establishment, on the simple rule of thumb, highly satisfying to a ten-year-old, that Irish equals good, English equals bad.

R
Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
A
It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.
N
To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
K
Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism . . . to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Price of My Soul," ch. 4, 1969.
R: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
A: On being elected at age 21, "The Price of My Soul," Knopf 69
N: "The Price of My Soul," 1969.
K: "The Price of My Soul," ch. 5, 1969.
   


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