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Agnes Macphail

  • I suggest that there is a splendid way out of the difficulty of marriage, and that is my way — stay out.

    • Agnes Macphail,
    • in Debates: House of Commons ()
  • Women have to be twice as good [as men] for half as much pay.

    • Agnes Macphail,
    • in Terence Allan Crowley, Agnes Macphail and the Politics of Equality ()
  • Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all of life's greatest tests alone.

    • Agnes Macphail,
    • 1924, in Margaret Stewart and Doris Cavelle Martin French, Ask No Quarter: A Biography of Agnes Macphail ()
  • The way to get things out of a government is to back them to the wall, put your hands to their throats, and you will get all they have.

    • Agnes Macphail,
    • in Bernard Ostry, The Cultural Connection: Essays on Culture and Government ()

Agnes Macphail, Canadian politician

(1890 - 1954)

Full name: Agnes Campbell Macphail.