Clare Boothe Luce

Clare Boothe Luce

American diplomat and writer

Lived from: 1903-1987

Category: Politics | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Clare Boothe Luce

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    A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
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    A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside, it is more often his nursery.
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    Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes."
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    But if God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did He give us a brain?
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    Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there.
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    Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals [With] no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.
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    Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
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    I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.
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    I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
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    In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.
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    Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
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    Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out.
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    No good deed goes unpunished.
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    No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or distressed the comfortable. [On Eleanor Roosevelt]
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    Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.
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