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Clare Boothe Luce

10 April 1903 – 9 October 1987

US Republican politician, diplomat, playwright and journalist


But if God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did he give us a brain?

Life, 16 October 1970


A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.

Life, 16 October 1970


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".


I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.


Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out.


They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.


There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown helpless about them.


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