Nellie L. McClung Quotes


Never retract never explain never apologize; get things done and let them howl.

Children are great idealists until the stupidity of their elders puts out the fires of the aspirations.

That seems to be the haunting fear of mankind - that the advancement of women will sometime someway someplace interfere with some man's comfort.

Disturbers are never popular - nobody ever really loved an alarm clock in action no matter how grateful he may have been afterwards for its kind services!

I am one of those irritating people who hang on to the door-knob after they say good-bye and will neither come back nor go always remembering something else which must be said ...

Always in Alberta there is a fresh wind blowing.

Humanity has to travel a hard road to wisdom and it has to travel it with bleeding feet.

thought without expression is dynamic and gathers volume by repression. Evolution when blocked and suppressed becomes revolution.

Have we not the brains to think? Hands to work? Hearts to feel? And lives to live?

Women are going to form a chain a greater sisterhood than the world has ever known.

Chivalry is like a line of credit. You can get plenty of it when you do not need it.

Literature may be light as a cobweb but it must be fastened down to life at the four corners.

Canada is destined to be one of the great nations of the world and Canadian women must be ready for citizenship.

War is a crime committed by men and therefore when enough people say it shall not be it cannot be.

Men alone are not capable of making laws for men and women.

The average reader can contemplate with considerable fortitude the sorrows and disappointments of someone else.

Chivalry is a poor substitute for justice if one cannot have both. Chivalry is something like the icing on the cake sweet but not nourishing.

Women had first to convince the world that they had souls and then that they had minds and then it came on to this matter of political entity and the end is not yet....

Why are pencils equipped with erasers if not to correct mistakes?

The horse on the treadmill may be very discontented but he is not disposed to tell his troubles for he cannot stop to talk.

The economic dependence of women is perhaps the greatest injustice that has been done to us and has worked the greatest injury to the race.

I want to leave something behind when I go; some small legacy of truth some word that will shine in a dark place.

People must know the past to understand the present and to face the future;

The good is the greatest rival of the best.

A wound in a young heart is like a wound in a young tree. It does not grow out. It grows in.

the grief that can be turned into words soon heals.

Prohibition is a hard sounding word worthless as a rallying cry hard as a locked door or going to bed without your supper.

Women who set a low value of themselves make life hard for all women.

No nation ever rises higher than its women ...

I saw what could be done with words for I had a vision of a new world as I talked.

The middle years of life come on like thunder.

Never underestimate the power of a woman.

It is often true that those who sit in the wings can see more than the players.

it makes a great difference to a speaker whether he has something to say or has to say something.

Every season of life has its compensations ...