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Aphorisms and quotes on women
Aphorisms and quotes on women

 

The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
Henry Brooks Adams

As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.
Joseph Addison

The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
Emma Goldman

A man’s brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women’s brain does.
Barbara De Angelis

Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are.
Barbara De Angelis

Women must command, they generate life, and life is stupid.
Carl William Brown

Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him.
Minna Antrim

When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird.
Minna Antrim

Women like silent men. They think they’re listening.
Marcel Archard

These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.
Aristophanes

So it is naturally with the male and the female; the one is superior, the other inferior; the one governs, the other is governed; and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind.
Aristotle

If all men are born free, why is it that all women are born slaves?
Mary Astell

Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
Lady Nancy Astor

She even had a kind of special position among men: she was an exception, she fitted none of the categories they commonly used when talking about girls; she wasn’t a cock-teaser, a cold fish, an easy lay or a sneaky bitch; she was an honorary person.
Margaret Atwood

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
Jane Austen

There certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.
Jane Austen

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
Jane Austen

With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.
Jane Austen

Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them.
Walter Bagehot

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even out virtues.
Honore De Balzac

Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month I can be myself.
Roseanne Barr

It’s a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don’t need to have anything else; and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t much matter what else you have.
James M. Barrie

Guys are simple… women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.
Dave Barry

What Women Want: To be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held. What Men Want: Tickets for the world series.
Dave Barry

Women usually are mothers, so they are biologically more conservative and more conventional, not by chance George Orwell wrote that the fairer sex is revolutionary from the waist downwards.
Carl William Brown

Every woman is like a time-zone. She is a nocturnal fragment of your journey. She brings you unflaggingly closer to the next night.
Jean Baudrillard

Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.
John Berger

Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.
Mary McLeod Bethune

Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain’t got.
Josh Billings

Femininity appears to be one of those pivotal qualities that is so important no one can define it.
Caroline Bird

The sexes in each species of beings … are always true equivalents-equals but not identical.
Antoinette Brown Blackwell

While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.
Giovanni Boccaccio

Women have no wilderness in them. They are provident instead content in the tight hot cell of their hearts. To eat dusty bread.
Louise Bogan

There is a potential heroine in every woman.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.
Anita Brookner

Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
Anita Brookner

It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to.
Anita Brookner

Womens's quotes and aphorisms
Womens’s quotes and aphorisms

A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.
Julie Burchill

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover — but will sooner or later find a tyrant.
Lord Byron

But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man’s very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation.
Lord Byron

I think the worst woman that ever existed would have made a man of very passable reputation — they are all better than us and their faults such as they are must originate with ourselves.
Lord Byron

What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
Lord Byron

Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.
Lord Byron

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
Amelia Earhart

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
Amelia Earhart

If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
Angela Carter

A woman should say: “Have I made him happy? Is he satisfied? Does he love me more than he loved me before? Is he likely to go to bed with another woman?” If he does, then it’s the wife’s fault because she is not trying to make him happy.
Barbara Cartland

I have always found women difficult. I don’t really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.
Barbara Cartland

That’s the nature of women… not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
Miguel De Cervantes

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

I don’t know why women want any of the things men have, when one of the things that women have is men.
Coco Chanel

A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.
Malcolm De Chazal

Every man comes out of a woman and it is therefore more than logical that somehow he wants to go back inside her.
Carl William Brown

A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about nor trusts them with serious matters.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.
Jennie Jerome Churchill

It seems as though women keep growing. Eventually they can have little or nothing in common with the men they chose long ago.
Eugenie Clark

Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.
William Cobbett

A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

What attracts us in a woman rarely binds us to her.
John Churton Collins

In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
Cyril Connolly

Love is lost in men’s capricious minds, but in women s, it fills all the room it finds.
John Crowne

Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
George William Curtis

Men don’t know much about women. We do know when they’re happy. We know when they’re crying, and we know when they’re pissed off. We just don’t know in what order these are gonna come at us.
Evan Davis

Were there no women, men might live like gods.
Thomas Dekker

Don’t you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you’ll never be a dominant force in the world? You’ll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She’s in there sitting down.
Don Delillo

All observations point to the fact that the intellectual woman is masculinized; in her, warm, intuitive knowledge has yielded to cold unproductive thinking.
Helene Deutsch

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
Denis Diderot

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
Denis Diderot

International women's day quotes
International women’s day quotes

To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it’s no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.
Marlene Dietrich

Women are most fascinating between the ages of thirty-five and forty, after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass forty, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.
Christian Dior

Once a man is on hand, a woman tends to stop believing in her own beliefs.
Colette Dowling

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.
Alexandre (the Younger) Dumas

A man’s idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady’s idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement and burglary.
Finley Peter Dunne

It’s only women who are not really quite women at all, frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.
Marguerite Duras

The woman is the home. That’s where she used to be, and that’s where she still is. You might ask me, What if a man tries to be part of the home – will the woman let him? I answer yes. Because then he becomes one of the children.
Marguerite Duras

There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.
Lawrence Durrell

Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.
Andrea Dworkin

Upscale young men seem to go for the kind of woman who plays with a full deck of credit cards, who won’t cry when she’s knocked to the ground while trying to board the six o’clock Eastern shuttle, and whose schedule doesn’t allow for a sexual encounter lasting more than twelve minutes.
Barbara Ehrenreich

Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Like poetry, even a woman is poetic if she carries secrets inside!
Carl William Brown

A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.
George Eliot

And when a woman’s will is as strong as the man’s who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
George Eliot

I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
George Eliot

I tell you there isn’t a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it’s bearing children, and they do that in a poor make-shift way; it had better ha been left to the men.
George Eliot

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
George Eliot

Where women love each other, men learn to smother their mutual dislike.
George Eliot

Of all things upon earth that bleed and grow, an herb most bruised is woman.
Euripides

Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The girl with a future avoids a man with a past.
Evan Esar

When a woman behaves like a man why doesn’t she behave like a nice man?
Dame Edith Evans

Observe this, that tho a woman swear, forswear, lie, dissemble, back-bite, be proud, vain, malicious, anything, if she secures the main chance, she’s still virtuous; that’s a maxim.
George Farquhar

Women lie about their age; men lie about their income.
William Feather

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