Nancy Astor Quotes

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.

I married beneath me. All women do.

Women have got to make the world safe for men, since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.

The only thing I like about rich people is their money.

Nancy Astor

[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!

It is hopeless trying to go forward when you are looking backward.

Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink.

Nancy Astor

One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.

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.

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.

The most practical thing in the world is common sense and common humanity.

Nancy Astor

We women talk too much, but even then we don’t tell half what we know

People who talk about peace are very often the most quarrelsome.

From the American newspapers you’d think America was populated solely by naked women and cinema stars.

In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.

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.

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

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.

I am sure that you will never end war with wars.

I can conceive of nothing worse than a man-governed world — except a woman-governed world.

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything… or nothing.

If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee.

A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.

What would we say if men changed the length of their trousers every year?