Betty Friedan Quotes

Most popular Betty Friedan Quotes

Say "no" to the fountain of youth and turn on the fountain of age.

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To do the work that you are capable of doing is the mark of maturity.


A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she adjust to prejudice and discrimination.
— Betty Friedan


I have discovered that there is a crucial difference between society's image of old people and 'us' as we know and feel ourselves to be.
Life lived only for oneself does not truly satisfy men or women. There is a hunger in Americans today for larger purposes beyond the self.

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Just as darkness is sometimes defined as the absence of light, so age is defined as the absence of youth.  Age is assessed not by what it is, but by what it is not.

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