38 Top Clare Boothe Luce Quotes On Politics, Courage, Charity, Women And More
Former U.S. Congressman, Diplomat, Journalist, Writer
New York City, New York, United States
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. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. 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." - Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there. If God had wanted us to think with our wombs, why did he give us a brain? But if God had wanted us to think with just our wombs, why did He give us a brain? A man has only one escape from his old self — to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes. Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount. No good deed goes unpunished. There are no hopeless situations;there are only people who have grown hopeless about then. Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts. Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset. Politicians talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face. I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me. Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out. The oppressed never free themselves - they do not have the necessary strengths. But if God wanted us to think with our wombs, why did he give us a brain. You know, that's the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother. Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family. Technological man can't believe in anything that can't be measured, taped, or put into a computer. They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. A woman's best protection is a little money of her own. It is matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason. In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected. 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. Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor. Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there. The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face. I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not. 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 hopeless about them.
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.'
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
There is nothing like a good dose of another woman to make a man appreciate his wife.
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.
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes. A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside is more often his nursery.