Maggie Kuhn, born in Buffalo, NY on August 3rd 1915, is often attributed to the inspirational quote, “Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.” But from what I’ve found that is a paraphrase, the actual quote is the first listed below. To read about Ms. Kuhn’s extraordinary life, click here.

“Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind — even if your voice shakes.”

“When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say.”

“Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many.”

“I’m an old woman. I have gray hair, many wrinkles and arthritis in both hands. And I celebrate my freedom from bureaucratic restraints that once held me.”

“By the year 2020, the year of perfect vision, the old will outnumber the young.”

“There must be a goal at every stage of life! There must be a goal!”

To read more in the Five Quotes series, click here.

Urban Simplicity.

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