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12 Famous Quotes by Margot Asquith
2/2/1864 - 7/28/1945
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First lady Margot Asquith     Emma Alice Margaret Tennant
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The ingrained idea that, because there is no king and they despise titles, the Americans are a free people is pathetically untrue. There is a perpetual interference with personal liberty over there that would not be tolerated in England for a week.

Politics / government Quotes, by Margot Asquith

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It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.

Influence Quotes, by Margot Asquith

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No one ever pruned me. If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Margot Asquith

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The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth /the power to love /although I have put it last, is the rarest.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Margot Asquith

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It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life

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There are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs /apart from discernment /a certain greatness to find him.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Margot Asquith

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Jean Harlow [Hollywood's sexy actress] kept calling Margot Asquith by her first name, or kept trying to: she pronounced it Margot. Finally Margot set her right. `No, no, Jean. The t is silent as in Harlow.'

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Margot Asquith

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Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Margot Asquith

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She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.

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The ingrained idea that, because there is no king and they despise titles, the Americans are a free people is pathetically untrue. There is a perpetual interference with personal liberty over there that would not be tolerated in England for a week.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Margot Asquith

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What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.

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Journalism over here is not only an obsession but a drawback that cannot be overrated. Politicians are frightened of the press, and in the same way as bull-fighting has a brutalizing effect upon Spain (of which she is unconscious), headlines of murder, rape, and rubbish, excite and demoralize the American public.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Margot Asquith

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