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Jeanette Rankin Quotes

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

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

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

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.

Killing more people won't help matters.

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

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

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

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

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

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.