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Maggie Kuhn

  • Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many.

    • Maggie Kuhn,
    • in "How to Fight Age Bias," Ms. ()
  • What we have is 'sickness' care.

    • Maggie Kuhn,
    • in Dieter Hessel, Maggie Kuhn on Aging ()
  • The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name.

    • Maggie Kuhn,
    • in The Observer ()
  • I'm having a glorious old age. One of my greatest delights is that I have outlived most of my opposition.

    • Maggie Kuhn
  • Speak your mind even if your voice shakes. Well aimed slingshots can topple giants.

    • Maggie Kuhn
  • Old age is not a disease — it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses ...

    • Maggie Kuhn
  • Learning and sex until rigor mortis.

    • Maggie Kuhn
  • 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.

    • Maggie Kuhn
  • There must be a goal at every stage of life! There must be a goal!

    • Maggie Kuhn

Maggie Kuhn, U.S. writer, founder of Gray Panthers, activist

(1905 - 1995)

Full name: Margaret E. Kuhn.