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A collection of sayings and quotes by Clare Boothe Luce on happiness, money, ladder, thought, frozen, women, mirror, politics, hopeless, woman and believe.

38 Top Clare Boothe Luce Quotes On Politics, Courage, Charity, Women And More

Quick Facts

Famous As: Former U.S. Congressman, Diplomat, Journalist, Writer

Born On: March 10, 1903

Died On: October 9, 1987

Born In: New York City, New York, United States

Died At Age: 84

Clare Boothe Luce was a distinguished American politician, public conservative figure and diplomat. She also became the first American woman who was assigned major ambassadorial positions abroad. She was also a prolific author and her play ‘The Women’ is considered as her best work which had an all-female cast. Her thoughts, writings, viewpoints and opinions covered a wide range of subjects ranging from fiction, drama, journalism, war reportage and screen scenarios. Though she supported the Anglo-American alliance in World War II yet she openly criticised the British colonialism in India. She was also one of the most powerful, assertive and charming public speaker. We have compiled some quotable quotes and sayings by the popular leader which have been excerpted from her speeches, work, thoughts and life. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Clare Boothe Luce.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Clare Boothe Luce

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Clare Boothe Luce

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." -

Clare Boothe Luce

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.

Clare Boothe Luce

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

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

Clare Boothe Luce

A man has only one escape from his old self — to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.

Clare Boothe Luce

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.

Clare Boothe Luce

No good deed goes unpunished.

Clare Boothe Luce

There are no hopeless situations;there are only people who have grown hopeless about then.

Clare Boothe Luce

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.

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Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset.

Clare Boothe Luce

Thoughts have no sex.

Clare Boothe Luce

Politicians talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.

Clare Boothe Luce

I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.

Clare Boothe Luce

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

Clare Boothe Luce

The oppressed never free themselves - they do not have the necessary strengths.

Clare Boothe Luce

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

Clare Boothe Luce

You know, that's the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother.

Clare Boothe Luce

Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.

Clare Boothe Luce

Technological man can't believe in anything that can't be measured, taped, or put into a computer.

Clare Boothe Luce

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

Clare Boothe Luce

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

Clare Boothe Luce

It is matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.

Clare Boothe Luce

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.

Clare Boothe Luce

The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked across the head with a meat ax and that, I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with.

Clare Boothe Luce

Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor.

Clare Boothe Luce

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there.

Clare Boothe Luce

The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.

Clare Boothe Luce

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

Clare Boothe Luce

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

Clare Boothe Luce

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

Clare Boothe Luce

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.'

Clare Boothe Luce

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.

Clare Boothe Luce

There is nothing like a good dose of another woman to make a man appreciate his wife.

Clare Boothe Luce

In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed.

Clare Boothe Luce

A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.

Clare Boothe Luce

A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside is more often his nursery.

Clare Boothe Luce