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Jeanette Rankin
June 11, 1880 - May 18, 1973
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

If I had my life to live over, I would do it all again, but this time I would be nastier.


What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision.


As a woman I can't go to war, and I refuse to send anyone else.


Small use it will be to save democracy for the race if we cannot save the race for democracy.


It is unconscionable that 10,000 boys have died in Vietnam. If 10,000 American women had mind enough they could end the war, if they were committed to the task, even if it meant going to jail.


War is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible.


I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war.


Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn't make sense not to use both.


There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense.


We're half the people; we should be half the Congress.


Killing more people won't help matters.


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