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Lady Nancy Astor Quotes


The first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the British House of Commons.
(1879 - 1964)

A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.
 

I married beneath me, all women do.
[Marriage]
 

I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my sons illegitimate.
[Self Confidence]
 

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.
[Self Confidence]
 

I'm an extinct volcano.
[Marriage]
 

In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
 

It is no use blaming the men-we made them what they are-and now it is up to us to try and make ourselves-the makers of men-a little more responsible.
[Positive]
 

My vigor, vitality and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.
[Women]
 

One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.
 

Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.
 

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
 

The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women.
 

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything - or nothing.
 

The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
 

The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
[Success]
 

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
[Fear]
 

What would we say if men changed the length of their trousers every year?
 

Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.