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Clare Boothe Luce Quotes

(1903-1987), American Diplomat, Writer

You see few people here in America who really care very much about living a Christian life in a democratic world.

Category: Apathy

No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or distressed the comfortable. [On Eleanor Roosevelt]

Category: Comfort

Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals [With] no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.

Category: Communism And Socialism

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

Category: Courage

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

Category: Divorce

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

Category: Elections

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

Category: Enemies

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

Category: Family

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

Category: Feminism

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

Category: Home

Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.

Category: Jealousy

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, lessens the friction of social contacts. It is only in lies, wholeheartedly and bravely told, that human nature attains through words and speech the forbearance, the nobility, the romance, the idealism, that -- being what it is -- it falls so short of in fact and in deed.

Category: Lies And Lying

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

Category: Love

No good deed goes unpunished.

Category: Pessimism

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

Category: Thoughts And Thinking