Agnes Macphail Quotes | Quotes by Agnes Macphail

1I suggest that there is a splendid way out of the difficulty of marriage, and that is my way - stay out.

2If the preservation of the home means the enslavement of women, economically or morally, then we had better break it.

3I believe the preservation of the home in the future lies almost entirely in the hands of men.

4Patriotism is not dying for one's country, it is living for one's country. And for humanity. Perhaps that is not as romantic, but it's better.

5It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men for the most part they have to change their place of living, their method of work, a great many women today changing their occupation entirely on marriage and they must even change their name.

6I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.

7The way to get things out of a government is to back them to the wall, put your hands to their throats, and you will get all they have.

8Most of the women who have offered themselves for public office over the years have done so, I believe, more because of the 'dirt' than in spite of it.

9When I first came to the House of Commons and walked out into the lobby, men sprang to their feet. I asked them to sit down since I'd come to walk around. I didn't want them doing me favours.

10We meet all life's greatest tests alone.

Agnes Macphail Quotes

11I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality.

12Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life's greatest tests alone.

13Whatever is dirty, it is women's job to clean up, or drive some man to clean up, and that goes for everything from cellar to senate.