Clare Boothe Luce

Clare Boothe Luce


Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction edit data
Born: April 10, 1903
Died: October 09, 1987
Birth Sign: Aries


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Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.

No good deed goes unpunished.

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

In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes'; They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'

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

The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.

The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked across the head with a meat ax and that, I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with.

There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.

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

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

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there.

They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.

Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset.

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

Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor.

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

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

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