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A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.
A woman's strength is the irresistible might of weakness.
A woman, the more careful she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.
Feminism is the most revolutionary idea there has ever been. Equality for women demands a change in the human psyche, more profound than anything Marx dreamed of. It means valuing parenthood as much as we value banking.
From birth to 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash. I'm saving my money.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
In the sex-war, thoughtlessness is a weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female. Both are reciprocally generated, but a woman's desire for revenge outlasts all other emotion. Yet when every unkind word about women has been said, we have still to admit, with Byron, that they are nicer than men. They are more devoted, more unselfish and more emotionally sincere. When the long fuse of cruelty, deceit and revenge is set alight, it is male thoughtlessness which has fired it.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.
The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is "what does a woman want"?
There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman. But an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any force.
We don't love a woman for what she says, but we like what she says because we love her.
What one beholds of a woman is the least part of her.
Where young boys plan for what they will achieve and attain, young girls plan for whom they will achieve and attain.
Women can do everything; men can do the rest.
Have you any notion how many books are written about women in the course of one year? Have you any notion how many are written by men? Are you aware that you are, perhaps, the most discussed animal in the universe?
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
Music and women I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.
A woman never sees what we do for her, she only sees what we don't do.
You have to go back to the Children's Crusade in 1212 AD to find as unfortunate and fatuous an attempt at manipulated hysteria as the Women's Liberation Movement.
A woman is always buying something.
Educating a beautiful woman is like pouring honey into a fine Swiss watch: everything stops.
By nice women . . . you probably mean selfish women who have no more thought for the underprivileged, overworked women than a pussycat in a sunny window for the starving kitten in the street. Now in that sense I am not a nice woman, for I do care.
A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's a basic spelling that every woman should know.
A beautiful woman who is pleasing to men is good only for frightening fish when she falls into the water.
Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.
Of my two 'handicaps', being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.
The toughest thing about being a housewife is you have no place to stay home from.
The economic dependence of women is perhaps the greatest injustice that has been done to us, and has worked the greatest injury to the race.
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.
If you can make a woman laugh you can do anything with her.
Woman is at once apple and serpent.
The more underdeveloped the country, the more overdeveloped the women.
One is not born a woman - one becomes one.
Nature says to a woman: 'Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected, that is essential.'
A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
Why should human females become sterile in their forties, while female crocodiles continue to lay eggs into their third century?
You don't know a woman until you have had a letter from her.
Housework is what woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
The worst thing about work in the house or home is that whatever you do is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty-four hours.
The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.
Most women still need a room of their own and the only way to find it may be outside their own home.
Women are the true maintenance class. Society is built upon their acquiescence and upon their small and necessary labours.
It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young - not her face.
There is nothing enduring in life for a woman except what she builds in a man's heart.
I know the nature of women; When you want to, they don't want to; And when you don't want to, they desire exceedingly.
Even the most respectable woman has a complete set of clothes in her wardrobe ready for a possible abduction.
My vigour, vitality and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.
I have met with women who I really think would like to be married to a poem, and to be given away by a novel.
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety; other women cloy the appetites they feed, but she makes hungry where most she satisfies.
I don't know of anything better than a woman if you want to spend money where it will show.
In our civilization men are afraid they will not be men enough, and women are afraid they might be considered only women.
It takes all the fun out of a bracelet if you have to buy it yourself.
The cave-dweller's wife complained that he hadn't dragged her anywhere in months.
There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one.
If a woman likes another woman, she's cordial. If she doesn't like her, she's very cordial.
Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage.
Social science affirms that a woman's place in society marks the level of civilization.
Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, good mother, good looking, good tempered, well groomed and unaggressive.
When thou goest to woman, take thy whip.
It was a woman who drove me to drink - and, you know, I never even thanked her.
Has a woman who knew that she was well dressed ever caught a cold?
Each suburban housewife spends her time presiding over a power plant sufficient to have staffed the palace of a Roman emperor with a hundred slaves.
Boys don't make passes at female smart-asses.
As a woman, to be competitive is to be passive.
Women are like elephants. They are interesting to look at, but I wouldn't like to own one.
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.
Women are most adorable when they are afraid; that's why they frighten so easily.
Can we today measure devotion to husband and children by our indifference to everything else?
Women are perfectly well aware that the more they seem to obey the more they rule.
Some women blush when they are kissed; some call for the police; some swear; some bite. But the worst are those who laugh.
What will not woman, gentle woman dare When strong affection stirs her spirit up?
Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed.
Nature is in earnest when she makes a woman.
The only question left to be settled now is, are women persons?
Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen.
When a woman dressjBS up for an occasion, the man should become the black velvet pillow for the jewel.
Woman's place is in the wrong.
There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
I dress for women - and I undress for men.
She was not a woman likely to settle for equality when sex gave her an advantage.
Whether they give or refuse, women are glad to have been asked.
One can find women who have never had a love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
The mirror is the conscience of women; they never do a thing without first consulting it.
Simpson succeeded in proving that there was no harm in giving anaesthetics to men, because God put Adam into a deep sleep when He extracted his rib. But male ecclesiastics remained unconvinced as regards the sufferings of women, at any rate in childbirth.
The cleverest woman finds a need for foolish admirers.
Women who set a low value on themselves make life hard for all women.
Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
Women are the cowards they are because they have been semi-slaves for so long. The number of women prepared to stand up for what they really think, feel, experience, with a man they are in love with is still very small.
Woman's normal occupations in general run counter to creative life, or contemplative life, or saintly life.
Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.
If woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of the utmost importance; very various; heroic and mean; splendid and sordid; infinitely beautiful and hideous in the extreme; as great as a man, some think even better.
No man is as anti-feminist as a really feminine woman.
The ideal woman which is in every man's mind is evoked by a word or phrase or the shape of her wrist, her hand. The most beautiful description of a woman is by understatement. Remember, all Tolstoy ever said to describe Anna Karenina was that she was beautiful and could see in the dark like a cat. Every man has a different idea of what's beautiful, and it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree.
The study of women's intelligence and personality has had broadly the same history as the one we record for Negroes ... in drawing a parallel between the position of, and feeling toward, women and Negroes, we are uncovering a fundamental basis of our culture.
When Eleanor Roosevelt was asked if she had any regrets about her life she replied "Just one. I wish I had been prettier."
Oh, the shrewdness of their shrewdness when they're shrewd. And the rudeness of their rudeness when they're rude; But the shrewdness of their shrewdness and the rudeness of their rudeness, Are nothing to their goodness when they're good.
Women always have some mental reservation.
You see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone.
In her first passion woman loves her lover; In all the others, all she loves is love.
A woman is like your shadow; follow her, she flies; fly from her, she follows.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
But what is woman? Only one of nature's agreeable blunders.
Men say of women what pleases them! women do with men what pleases them.
Cbercbez lafemme. (Find the woman.)
There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one.
The society of women is the foundation of good manners.
Most men who run down women are running down one woman only.
Women forgive injuries, but never forget slights.
The crown of creation.
Man has his will, - but woman has her way.
It is God who makes woman beautiful, it is the devil who makes her pretty.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
An' I learned about women from 'er.
The colonel's lady and Judy O'Grady Are sisters under their skins.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
A rag and a bone and a hank of hair.
There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty.
Earth's noblest thing, a Woman perfected.
The great fault in women is to desire to be like men.
Too fair to worship, too divine to love.
Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity and love.
Offend her, and she knows not to forgive; Oblige her, and she'll hate you while you live.
Woman's at best a contradiction still.
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
O wild, dark flower of woman, Deep rose of my desire, An Eastern wizard made you Of earth and stars and fire.
It is easier for a woman to defend her virtue against men than her reputation against women.
Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth, part fiction; Some thought, much whim, and all contradiction.
Honor women! they entwine and weave heavenly roses in our earthly life.
The weakness of their reasoning faculty also explains why women show more sympathy for the unfortunate than men;... and why, on the contrary, they are inferior to men as regards justice, and less honourable and conscientious.
O Woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.
Fraily, thy name is woman!
In the beginning, said a Persian poet - Allah took a rose, a lily, a dove, a serpent, a little honey, a Dead Sea apple, and a handful of clay. When he looked at the amalgram - it was a woman.
The fickleness of the woman I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
Woman's dearest delight is to wound Man's self-conceit, though Man's dearest delight is to gratify hers.
A woman either loves or hates: she knows no medium.
Regard the society of women as a necessary unpleasantness of social life, and avoid it as much as possible.
There is no such thing as romance in our day, women have become too brilliant; nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.
She was a Phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight; A lovely Apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.


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