Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Mary Robinson
(1944-____) born on
May 21
Irish political leader. "She was the first woman elected to be the President of Ireland, 1990."

"I was elected by the women of Ireland, who instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the system."

"The fifth province is not anywhere here or there, north or south, east or west. It is a place within each of us. It is that place that is open to the other, that swinging door which allows us to venture out and others to venture in."
"The aim of human rights, if I may borrow a term from engineering, is to move beyond the design and drawing-board phase, to move beyond thinking and talking about the foundations stones - to laying those foundation stones, inch by inch, together."
"A culture is not an abstract thing. It is a living, evolving process. The aim is to push beyond standard-setting and asserting human rights to make those standards a living reality for people everywhere."
"In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "News item, 1990."
R: "In "Independent," 19 May 1991."
A: "Statement at Stanford University, 3 Nov 99."
N: "Statement at Stanford University, 3 Nov 99."
K: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."

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