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Frances Perkins

  • It's only when we're relaxed that the thing way down deep in all of us — call it the subconscious mind, the spirit, what you will — has a chance to well up and tell us how we shall go.

    • Frances Perkins,
    • in Reader's Digest ()
  • In America, public opinion is the leader.

  • We all take refuge in the optimism which is typical of this great creative nation. Every situation has found us unprepared.

  • But with the slow menace of a glacier, depression came on. No one had any measure of its progress; no one had any plan for stopping it. Everyone tried to get out of its way.

  • The accusation that I am a woman is incontrovertible.

    • Frances Perkins,
    • in Time ()

Frances Perkins, U.S. Secretary of Labor, government official, social reformer

(1882 - 1965)

Full name: Frances Caroline Perkins Wilson.