"Most of us women like men, you know it's just that we find them a constant disappointment."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Clare Short on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Clare Short on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Clare Short on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Clare Short on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Clare Short on Mahatma Gandhi
"That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson."
"And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that."
"I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal."
"So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped this prosecution because part of her defence was to question legality and that would have brought his advice into the public domain again and there was something fishy about the way in which he said war was legal."
"People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning."
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