"Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Phyllis McGinley on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Phyllis McGinley on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Phyllis McGinley on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Phyllis McGinley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Phyllis McGinley on John Lennon
"Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone."
"Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man."
"Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful."
"In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime."
"Nothing fails like success nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause."