Jeannette Rankin was a distinguished American politician and women’s rights advocate. She was the first woman in the country to hold federal office. She was elected twice by the state of Montana to the United States House of Representatives. Till date she also holds the record of being the only woman to be elected to Congress from Montana. Throughout her life she remained a pacifist and was an ardent supporter of non-interventionism. Out of all the House members she was the only one who stood against the war declaration of 1917. In 1941, when Pearl Harbour was attacked she was the only Congress member who voted against announcing war on Japan. Here is a treasury of wise, insightful, famous and enlightening quotes and sayings by Jeannette Rankin. Take a look at the corpus of quotable quotes and thoughts by Jeannette Rankin on opportunity, freedom, unity, prove, people, unity, possible, vote, human, life, time, settle, stand, accomplishment, voting, democracy, integrity, race etc.
It is important for people to be able to read all sides of every question; for a feeling of national unity does not come from one-sided or inadequate information, but from a sense of freedom impartially secured and of opportunity equalized by a just government.
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war.
We have to get it into our heads once and for all that we cannot settle disputes by eliminating human beings.
Might it not be that a great force that has always been thinking in terms of human needs, and that always will think in terms of human needs, has not been mobilized? Is it not possible that the women of the country have something of value to give the nation at this time?