“Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.
Helen Gahagan (November 25, 1900 - June 28, 1980) was an American actress and (under the name Helen Gahagan Douglas) a politician. She was of Scottish and Irish descent. She was the second woman and first Democratic woman elected to Congress from California; her election made California one of the first two states (the other was Illinois) to have elected female members of the House from both parties