Charlotte Whitton

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Charlotte Whitton (March 8, 1896January 25, 1975) was a noted Canadian feminist and mayor of Ottawa. She became the first female mayor of a major city in Canada in 1951.


  • We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
  • When one must, one can.
  • Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
  • Big words seldom accompany good deeds.
  • Action makes more fortune than caution.
  • When an actor has money, he doesn't send letters, but telegrams.
  • Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
  • I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules.
  • It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.

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