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“Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many.”
“What we have is 'sickness' care.”
“The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name.”
“I'm having a glorious old age. One of my greatest delights is that I have outlived most of my opposition.”
“Speak your mind even if your voice shakes. Well aimed slingshots can topple giants.”
“Old age is not a disease — it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses ...”
“Learning and sex until rigor mortis.”
“There are six myths about old age: 1. That it's a disease, a disaster. 2. That we are mindless. 3. That we are sexless. 4. That we are useless. 5. That we are powerless. 6. That we are all alike.”
“There must be a goal at every stage of life! There must be a goal!”
Maggie Kuhn, U.S. writer, founder of Gray Panthers, activist
(1905 - 1995)
Full name: Margaret E. Kuhn.