I saw what could be done for I had a vision of a new world as I talked.

Nellie McClung, 1945

Source: Nellie McClung. The Stream Runs Fast: My Own Story. Page 6 1. 1945. Also- A Poster produced by Famous Five Foundation.

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Loves her own children

The woman who really loves her own children…is the woman that wants to see other peoples’ children get their chance too.

Nellie McClung

Source: Candace Savage. Our Nell: A Scrapbook Biography of Nellie L. McClung. p.48. 1979

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Achieved success

The women who have achieved success in the various fields of labour have won the victory for us, but unless we all follow up and press onward the advantage will be lost. Yesterday’s successes will not do for today! Women must claim the place they have won.

Nellie McClung, 1919

Source: Candace Savage. Our Nell: A Scrapbook Biography of Nellie L. McClung. p.138. 1979 Also Women in history www.niagara.com/~merrwill/quotes

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Womanhood as a disease

People still speak of womanhood as if it were a disease.

Nellie McClung, 1915

Source: Nellie McClung. In Times Like These. p.62. 1972 ed. Also A Canadian woman's wit and wisdom. Compiled by Cori Howard New York: Nine Publishers Inc, 2004 pg 55.

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Never retract

Never retract, never explain, never apologize – get the thing done and let them howl!

Nellie McClung, 1915

Source: Nellie McClung. In Times Like These. p.vii introduction by Veronica Strong-Boag, ‘As a campaigner whose slogan was, 'Never retract, never explain, never apologize -get the thing done and let them howl', she became the foremost practitioner of sexual confrontation. Also http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/dates/persons/case ; Jowett, Benjamin an eighteenth century English scholar -1817-93, had used a similar expression.

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For generations

For generations women have been thinking, and thought without expression is dynamic and gathers volume by repression. evolution when blocked and suppressed becomes revolution.

Nellie McClung, 1915

Source: Nellie McClung. In Times Like These. p.45. 1972 ed. Also http://library2.usask.ca/herstory/nellie.html)

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The woman movement

The woman movement, which has been scoffed and jeered at and misunderstood most of all by the people whom it is designed to help, is a spiritual revival of the best instincts of womanhood–the instinct to serve and help the race.

Nellie McClung, 1915

Source: Nellie McClung. In Times Like These. p.66. 1972 ed. Also http://library2.usask.ca/herstory/nellie.html

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Tell the people we meet

Let us tell the people we meet, that there are girls working in our cities for six to seven dollars a week. Let us spend a little time figuring out what a girl can live on in decency–we will find it more than double that sum.

Nellie McClung, 1919

Source: Candace Savage. Our Nell: A Scrapbook Biography of Nellie L. McClung. p.14. 1979 Also http://library2.usask.ca/herstory/nellie.html

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Chivalry is poor

Chivalry is a poor substitute for justice, if one cannot have both. Chivalry is something like the icing on the cake, sweet but not nourishing

Nellie McClung, 1915

Source: Nellie McClung. In Times Like These. p.42. 1972 ed. Also http://library2.usask.ca/herstory/cartoo.html

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Suffering from masculity

The whole race is suffering from masculinity and man and woman are alike to blame for tolerating it.

Nellie McClung, 1915

Source: Nellie McClung. In Times Like These. p.90. 1972 ed. Also http://library2.usask.ca/herstory/cartoo.html

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