Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor, CHwas the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat...
The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing.
One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
My vigor, vitality and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.
The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women.
The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.
In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
Nobody wants me as a Cabinet Minister and they are perfectly right. I am an agitator, not an administrator.
Drink promises you everything, but gives nothing ...
Women are young at politics, but they are old at suffering; soon they will learn that through politics they can prevent some kinds of suffering.
There is no such thing as a strictly woman's problem. Any question affecting the welfare of society is a woman's problem.
It is hopeless trying to go forward when you are looking backward.
I am sure that you will never end war with wars.
From the American newspapers you'd think America was populated solely by naked women and cinema stars.
Grass is growing on the Front Bench.
Drinking makes a person lose his inhibitions and give exhibitions
I can conceive of nothing worse than a man-governed world -- except a woman-governed world.
Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink.
The only thing the women were after was just the chance to help the world on. But some men were so dreadfully afraid of them that they refused to understand, and talked about 'shrieking sisterhoods' and 'disappointed spinsters' and rubbish of that sort.
What would we say if men changed the length of their trousers every year?
My vigour, vitality, and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.
It isn't the common man at all who is important: it's the uncommon man.
A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.
When she woke briefly during her last illness and found all her family around her bedside: "Am I dying or is this my birthday?"
Jakie, is it my birthday or am I dying ?
Dreams are great. When they disappear you may still be there, but you will have ceased to live.
I would rather commit adultery than drink a glass of beer.
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
Basic beauty lies in the way a woman walks; it is health and an attitude to life.
People who talk about peace are very often the most quarrelsome.
I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do, but now that I am older I find that I don't want to do them.
We women talk too much, but even then we don't tell half what we know
[After her election to the British Parliament and being welcomed to 'the most exclusive men's club in Europe':] It won't be exclusive long. When I came in, I left the door wide open!
If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee,
[To a group of women prisoners:] You're luckier than I am. You're wanted and I'm not.
Anyone's blood can become blue for a lump sum down.
I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate.
The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.
Years ago, I thought old age would be dreadful, because I should not be able to do things I would want to do. Now I find there is nothing I want to do after all
No one sex can govern alone. I believe that one of the reasons why civilization has failed so lamentably is that is had one-sided government.
The most practical thing in the world is common sense and common humanity.
Women have got to make the world safe for men, since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
I married beneath me. All women do.