Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A collection of quotes and thoughts by Nancy Astor on knowledge, secrets, politics, women, men, education, inspiration, selflessness, society, vigor and drinking.

7 Inspiring Quotes By Nancy Astor That Will Motivate The Philanthropist In You

Quick Facts

Famous As: First Woman MP in the House of Commons

Born On: May 19, 1879

Died On: May 2, 1964

Born In: Danville, Virginia, United States

Died At Age: 84

Nancy Astor was a renowned British politician, and the first woman to win a seat in the British House of Commons. She was born in a prominent family and was popular for her intellectual mind in the elite class. This helped her join a political circle called ‘Milner's Kindergarten’ which aimed at bringing equality among the commoners and elite class. During this period she was introduced to ‘Christian Science’ and became a staunch follower. She provided her non-medical assistance to the soldiers during the ‘First World War’ gaining a huge reputation amongst them. She further inherited the title of ‘Viscount’ and campaigned for the seat in the ‘House of Commons’ vacated by her husband. Once in the parliament, she worked for various causes to establish her reputation as a politician. Some of her most appreciated reforms were increasing the legal age of drinking and working towards the education system while pro-actively supporting charitable organizations. Her reputation was tarnished as she was caught in various controversies but these could never affect her boldness. Here work, life and thoughts always aimed at working towards improving the society and environment. Go through this collection of quotes and thoughts which reflect her zeal towards the betterment of the society.
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I married beneath me. All women do.

Nancy Astor

Am I dying, or is this my birthday?

Nancy Astor

One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.

Nancy Astor

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

Nancy Astor

My vigour, vitality, and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.

Nancy Astor

I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.

Nancy Astor

Why don't you come sober, Prime Minister? [The answer she gave to Churchill when he asked about what disguise he should wear to a masquerade ball]

Nancy Astor