Women Quotes

 A Code of Honour: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive. 
Author: Bruce Jay Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1930
  
 A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 A man is only as old as the woman he feels. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the Literatures of that study, 'Duh!' 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 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. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Alas! the love of women! it is known To be a lovely and a fearful thing! 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 All married women are not wives. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about ... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live. 
Author: Joseph Epstein
Nationality: Polish
b. 16 October 1911  - d. 11 April 1944
  
 All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms And then the whining schoolboy with his satchel, And the shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwilling to school. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day. 
Author: Franklin P. Jones
Nationality: American
b. December 1881  - d.  December 1960
  
 Amanda Bonner: What I said was true, there's no difference between the sexes. Men, women, the same. Adam Bonner: They are? Amanda Bonner: Well, maybe there is a difference, but it's a little difference. Adam Bonner: Well, you know as the French say... Amanda Bonner: What do they say? Adam Bonner: Vive la difference! Amanda Bonner: Which means? Adam Bonner: Which means hurrah for that little difference. 
Movie: Adam's Rib
Nationality: American
Released: December 1949
  
 American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Any consideration of the life and larger social existence of the modern corporate man begins and also largely ends with the effect of one all-embracing force. That is organization -- the highly structured assemblage of men, and now some women, of which he is a part. It is to this, at the expense of family, friends, sex, recreation and sometimes health and effective control of alcoholic intake, that he is expected to devote his energies. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Bah! I have sung women in three cities, But it is all the same; And I will sing of the sun. 
Author: Ezra Pound
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1885  - d. 1 November 1972
  
 Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away. 
Author: George Brossin Méré
Nationality: American   
 Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes.' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.' 
Author: Clare Boothe Luce
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1903  - d. 9 October 1987
  
 Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Beware of the man who denounces women writers; his penis is tiny and he cannot spell. 
Author: Erica Jong
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1942
  
 By the time we are women, fear is as familiar to us as air; it is our element. We live in it, we inhale it, we exhale it, and most of the time we do not even notice it. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 By the time we are women, fear is as familiar to us as air. It is our element. We live in it, we inhale it, we exhale it, and most of the time we do not even notice it. Instead of ''I am afraid,'' we say, ''I don't want to,'' or ''I don't know how,'' or ''I can't.'' 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Changing husbands is only changing troubles. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 Childbearing is glorified in part because women die from it. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Crash programs fail because they are based on theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. 
Author: Wernher von Braun
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1912  - d. 16 June 1977
  
 Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you. 
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 Engineering is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realisation in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer's high privilege. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 England is a paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy a paradise for horses, hell for women. 
Author: Robert Burton
Nationality: English
b. 8 February 1577  - d. 25 January 1640
  
 England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses. 
Author: John Florio
Nationality: English
b. December 1553  - d.  December 1625
  
 Even haughty women will take the bait. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Every little girl knows about love. It is only her capacity to suffer because of it that increases. 
Author: Francoise Sagan
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1935  - d. 24 September 2004
  
 Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph. 
Author: Iris Murdoch
Nationality: British
b. 15 July 1919  - d. 08 February 1999
  
 Except for women, wine is the most treacherous. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: British   
 Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands. 
Author: Jean Giraudoux
Nationality: French
b. 29 October 1882  - d. 31 January 1944
  
 Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life. 
Author: Quentin Crisp
Nationality: English
b. 25 December 1908  - d. 21 November 1999
  
 Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Formal symbolic representation of qualitative entities is doomed to its rightful place of minor significance in a world where flowers and beautiful women abound. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed. 
Author: Laurie Colwin
Nationality: American
b. 14 June 1944  - d. 24 October 1992
  
 From the American newspapers you'd think America was populated solely by naked women and cinema stars. 
Author: Viscountess Nancy Astor
Nationality: English
b. 19 May 1879  - d. 2 May 1964
  
 Gallantry to women, the sure road to their favour, is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it. 
Author: William Hazlitt
Nationality: English
b. 10 April 1778  - d. 18 September 1830
  
 Gimli: It's true you don't see many dwarf women. In fact, they are so alike in voice and appearance, that they are mistaken for dwarf men. Aragorn: It's the beards.  
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met. 
Author: Farrah Fawcett
Nationality: American
b. 02 February 1947
  
 Harry Burns: There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance. Sally Albright: Which one am I? Harry Burns: You're the worst kind. You're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance. 
Author: Nora Ephron
Nationality: American
b. December 1941
  
 He thinks he's God's gift to women. 
Author: Irish Proverb
Nationality: American   
 He will have to learn, I know, that all people are not just- that all men and women are not true. Teach him that for every scoundrel there is a hero that for every enemy there is a friend. Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest people to lick. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels, men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 How to Become a Man of Genius: Woman exists, in D. H. Lawrence's philosophy, only as something soft and fat to rest the hero when he returns from his labours. Civilized societies have been learning to see something more than this in women; Lawrence will have nothing of civilization. He scours the world for what is ancient and dark and loves the traces of Aztec cruelty in Mexico. Young men, who had been learning to behave, naturally read him with delight and go round practicing cave-man stuff so far as the usages of polite society will permit. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 I believe that it is as much a right and duty for women to do something with their lives as for men and we are not going to be satisfied with such frivolous parts as you give us. 
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1832  - d. 6 March 1888
  
 I can say with conviction that the struggle which evil necessitates is one of the greatest blessings. It makes us strong, patient, helpful men and women. It lets us into the soul of things and teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcomings of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 I hate women because they always know where things are. 
Author: James Thurber
Nationality: American
b. 08 December 1894  - d. 02 November 1961
  
 I have looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God recognizes I will do this and forgives me. 
Author: Jimmy Carter
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1924
  
 I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a poem, and to be given away by a novel. 
Author: John Keats
Nationality: English
b. 31 October 1795  - d. 23 February 1821
  
 I have no intention of uttering my last words on the stage. Room service and a couple of depraved young women will do me quite nicely for an exit. 
Author: Peter O'toole
Nationality: Irish
b. 2 August 1932
  
 I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question.Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us. 
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1832  - d. 6 March 1888
  
 I married beneath me. All women do. 
Author: Viscountess Nancy Astor
Nationality: English
b. 19 May 1879  - d. 2 May 1964
  
 I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex. 
Author: Katharine Hepburn
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1907  - d. 29 June 2003
  
 I often wonder how the women stood it the first four years; and I can remember how Mother, when she was alone, used to sit on a log, where the lane is now, and cry for hours. Lonely! it was lonely. 
Author: Steele Rudd
Nationality: Australian
b. 14 November 1868  - d. 11 October 1935
  
 I prefer to forget both pairs of glasses and pass my declining years saluting strange women and grandfather clocks. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.... 
Author: Carl Sandburg
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1878  - d. 22 July 1967
  
 I think women on the whole are much nicer companions. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 I want to emphasize in the great concentration which we now place upon scientists and engineers how much we still need the men and women educated in the liberal tradition, willing to take the long look, undisturbed by prejudices and slogans of the moment, who attempt to make an honest judgment on difficult events. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 I would go out with women my age, but there are no women my age. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40. 
Author: James Thurber
Nationality: American
b. 08 December 1894  - d. 02 November 1961
  
 I'm furious about the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket. 
Author: Anita Loos
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1888  - d. 18 August 1981
  
 I'm not denyin' that women are foolish; God Almighty made 'em to match men. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 If it weren't for women, men would still be wearing last week's socks. 
Author: Cynthia Nelms
Nationality: English   
 If there were something called Marriage Reserve, I'd sign up for it in a heartbeat. That way I could sleep with other women on one weekend each month and two weeks in the summer, and my wife couldn't do crap about it. 
Author: Mike Wilson
Nationality: English   
 If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. 
Author: Aristotle Onassis
Nationality: Greek
b. 15 January 1906  - d. 15 March 1975
  
 In dancing, the women usually know the steps and the men know the holds. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Greek   
 In men, we various ruling passions find, In women, two almost divide the kind; Those, only fixed, they first or last obey, The love of pleasure, and the love of sway. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 In the faces of men and women I see God. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 In the order named, these are the hardest to control: Wine, women, and song. 
Author: Franklin Pierce Adams
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1881  - d. 23 March 1960
  
 In the past decade or so, the women's magazines have taken to running home-handyperson articles suggesting that women can learn to fix things just as well as men. These articles are apparently based on the ludicrous assumption that _men_ know how to fix things, when in fact all they know how to do is _look_ at things in a certain squinty-eyed manner, which they learned in Wood Shop; eventually, when enough things in the home are broken, they take a job requiring them to transfer to another home. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 In the true man there is a child hidden: it wanteth to play. Up then, ye women, and discover the child in man! 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to. 
Author: Fannie Hurst
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1889  - d. 23 February 1968
  
 It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. 
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1832  - d. 6 March 1888
  
 It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 Just such disparity As is 'twixt Air and Angles' purity 'Twixt women's love and men's will every be'. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda water the day after. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 Like untun'd golden strings all women are Which long time lie untouch'd, will harshly jar. 
Author: Christopher Marlowe
Nationality: English
b. 26 February 1564  - d. 30 May 1593
  
 Listening week after week to the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer is likely to be more damaging to women and girls than a sexy come-on by a sleazy priest. 
Author: Professor Carter Heyward
Nationality: American   
 Love will make men dare to die for their beloved - love alone; and women as well as men. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 Married women are kept women, and they are beginning to find out. 
Author: Logan Pearsall Smith
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1865  - d. 02 March 1946
  
 Men always want to be a woman's first love - What women like is to be a man's last romance. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope. 
Author: John Johnson
Nationality: English   
 Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God's guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them. If they then obey you, look not for any way against them. 
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: French   
 Men can be analysed, women... merely adored. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Men can see coitus as the meat in the sandwich of fore-play and after-play; Women see it as the ice cream in a Bombe Alaska of intimate emotional exchange. 
Author: Dr. Beatrice Faust
Nationality: Australian
b. 19 February 1939
  
 Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run. 
Author: Edward Hoagland
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1932
  
 Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Men marry to make an end; Women to make a beginning. 
Author: Alexis Dupuy
Nationality: English   
 Men renounce whatever they have in common with women so as to experience no commonality with women; and what is left, according to men, is one piece of flesh a few inches long, the penis. The penis is sensate; the penis is the man; the man is human; the penis signifies humanity. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men's vows are women's traitors! 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Most women are not so young as they are painted. 
Author: Sir Max Beerbohm
Nationality: English
b. 24 August 1872  - d. 20 May 1956
  
 Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they don't like him. 
Author: Marlene Dietrich
Nationality: German
b. 27 December 1901  - d. 6 May 1992
  
 Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers. 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 I like my wine like my women - ready to pass out.  
Author: Robin Williams
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1951
  
 Music and women I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is. 
Author: Samual Pepys
Nationality: English
b. December 1633  - d.  December 1703
  
 My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow's planes. 
Author: Amelia Earhart
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1897  - d. 02 July 1937
  
 My one aim and concentrated purpose shall be and is to show that women can learn, can reason, can compete with men in the grand fields of literature and science ...  
Author: Martha Carey Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 2 January 1857  - d. 2 December 1935
  
 My philosophy has always been to help women and men feel comfortable and confident through the clothes they wear. 
Author: Giorgio Armani
Nationality: Italian
b. 11 July 1934
  
 My success has allowed me to strike out with a higher class of women. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions. 
Author: Antoinette Blackwell
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1825  - d. 5 November 1921
  
 Never be timid with women. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 No man is esteemed for gay garments but by fools and women. 
Author: Walter Raleigh
Nationality: English
b. December 1552  - d. 29 October 1618
  
 No woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness. When we allow ourselves to believe we are, we lose touch with parts of ourselves defined as unacceptable by that consciousness; with the vital toughness and visionary strength of the angry grandmothers, the fierce market women of the Ibo's Women's War, the marriage-resisting women silk workers of pre-Revolutionary China, the millions of widows, midwives, and the women healers tortured and burned as witches for three centuries in Europe. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Not only have women been successful in entering fields in which men are supposed to have a more natural aptitude, but they have created entirely new businesses. 
Author: Lucretia Peabody Hunter
Nationality: American   
 Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. 
Author: Lin Yutang
Nationality: Chinese
b. 10 October 1895  - d. 26 March 1976
  
 Of Ireland:- She's the most distressful country that iver yet was seen For they're hangin' men an' women there for the wearin' o' the Green. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Chinese   
 Of women: A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humours and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters. 
Author: Earl Philip Dormer Stanhope
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1694  - d. 24 March 1773
  
 Of Women: I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Older people exude bundles of sexuality. Older men, and women tend not run around like cats and dogs in heat. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 Older women are more appreciative. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 On one issue at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear. 
Author: Anatole France
Nationality: French
b. 16 April 1844  - d. 12 October 1924
  
 Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. 
Author: Katharine Hepburn
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1907  - d. 29 June 2003
  
 Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 Protectiveness has often muffled the sound of doors closing against women. 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Respectable men and women content with good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give yourself to some great cause you haven't even begun to live. 
Author: William P. Merrill
Nationality: American
b. December 1837  - d.  December 1891
  
 Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart. 
Author: Erma Bombeck
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1927  - d. 22 April 1996
  
 Self-help books are making life downright unsafe. Women desperate to catch a man practice all the ploys recommended by these Literatures. Bump into him, trip over him, knock him down, spill something on him, scald him, but meet him. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 Sex is the glue that hold men and women apart. 
Author: Cynthia Nelms
Nationality: American   
 Sex prejudice is so ingrained in our society that many who practice it are simply unaware that they are hurting women. It is the last socially acceptable prejudice. 
Author: Bernice Sandler
Nationality: American   
 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. She had grown to share their contempt for most women. 
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1939
  
 So let them fight in the way of God who sell the the present life for the world to come; and whosoever fight in the way of God is slain, or conquers, We shall bring him a mighty wage. How is it with you, that you do not fight in the way of God, and for the men, women, and children who, being abased, say, `Our Lord, bring us forth from this city whose people are evildoers, and appoint to us a protector from Thee, and appoint to us from Thee a helper'? The believers fight in the way of God, and the unbelievers fight in the idols' way. Fight you therefore against the friends of Satan; surely the guile of Satan is ever feeble.  
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: Canadian   
 So very pliable thing is frail man, when women have the bending of him. 
Author: William Byrd
Nationality: English
b. December 1543  - d.  December 1623
  
 Some women get better with age. 
Author: Irish Proverb
Nationality: English   
 Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth, And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of the creation is love. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 The Australian man loves sex and hates women. 
Author: Alan Donald Whicker
Nationality: British
b. 02 August 1925
  
 The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 The creed of our democracy is that liberty is acquired and kept by men and women who are strong and self-reliant, and possessed of such wisdom as God gives mankind, men and women who are just, and understanding, and generous to others, men and women who are capable of disciplining themselves. For they are the rulers and they must rule themselves. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 The enemy is like a woman, weak in face of opposition, but correspondingly strong when not opposed. In a quarrel with a man, it is natural for a woman to lose heart and run away when he faces up to her; on the other hand, if the man begins to be afraid and to give ground, her rage, vindictiveness and fury overflow and know no limit. 
Author: St. Ignatius Loyola
Nationality: Spanish
b. December 1491  - d.  December 1556
  
 The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 The fundamental reason women do not achieve so greatly as men is that they have no wives. 
Author: Marjorie Nicholson
Nationality: American
b. December 1914  - d.  December 1997
  
 The hair is the richest ornament of women. 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 The incomprehensibleness of women is an old theory, but what is that to the curious wondering observation with which wives, mothers, and sisters watch the other unreasoning animal in those moments when he has snatched the reins out of their hands, and is not to be spoken to! . It is best to let him come to, and feel his own helplessness. 
Author: Margaret Oliphant
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 April 1828  - d. 25 June 1897
  
 The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 The male has been persuaded to assume a certain onerous and disagreeable role with the promise of rewards - material and psychological. Women may in the first place even have put it into his head. BE A MAN! may have been, metaphorically, what Eve uttered at the critical moment in the garden of Eden. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. 
Author: William Edgar Borah
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1865  - d. 19 January 1940
  
 The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The more I see of men, the less I like them. If I could say so of women too, all would be well. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality. 
Author: Ashley Montagu
Nationality: British
b. 28 June 1905  - d. 26 November 1999
  
 The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 The nonsense of the old women (Of both sexes). 
Author: Laurence Sterne
Nationality: English
b. 24 November 1713  - d. 18 March 1768
  
 The ocean, whose tides respond, like women's menses, to the pull of the moon, the ocean which corresponds to the amniotic fluid in which human life begins, the ocean on whose surface vessels (personified as female) can ride but in whose depth sailors meet their death and monsters conceal themselves... it is unstable and threatening as the earth is not; it spawns new life daily, yet swallows up lives; it is changeable like the moon, unregulated, yet indestructible and eternal. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 The only real happy folk are married women and single men. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The only tyrannies from which men, women and children are suffering in real life are the tyrannies of minorities. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The pioneers of a warless world are the young men and women who refuse military service. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior: power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights, and responsibilities. 
Author: Ursula Kroeber LeGuin
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 The problem that has no name - which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities - is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease. 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 The puritanical potentialities of science have never been forecast. If it evolves a body of organized rites, and is established as a religion, hierarchically organized, things more than anything else will be done in the name of ''decency.'' The coarse fumes of tobacco and liquors, the consequent tainting of the breath and staining of white fingers and teeth, which is so offensive to many women, will be the first things attended to. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights.'' It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself. 
Author: Queen Victoria
Nationality: British
b. 22 May 1819  - d. 22 January 1901
  
 The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along. 
Author: Lord Thomas Dewar
Nationality: British
b. December 1864  - d.  December 1930
  
 The traveller's-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed. 
Author: Edna O'Brien
Nationality: Irish
b. 15 December 1930
  
 The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 The women's movement hasn't changed my sex life. It wouldn't dare. 
Author: Zsa Zsa Gabor
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 06 February 1917
  
 The word ''revolution'' itself has become not only a dead relic of Leftism, but a key to the deadendedness of male politics: the ''revolution'' of a wheel which returns in the end to the same place; the ''revolving door'' of a politics which has ''liberated'' women only to use them, and only within the limits of male tolerance. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 The world is full of care, and much like unto a bubble; Women and care, and care and women, and women and care and trouble. 
Author: Nathaniel Ward
Nationality: English
b. December 1578  - d.  December 1652
  
 The years that a woman subtracts form her age are not lost. They are added to other women's. 
Author: Diane de Poitiers
Nationality: French
b. December 1499  - d.  December 1566
  
 The young of Australia will always travel, they will always seek fun in different parts, they will always reach out to the young of other nations, they will always be open, fun-loving and decent men and women. 
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 There are few women so perfect that their husbands do not regret having married them at least once a day. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 There are men I could spend eternity with, but not this life. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 There are no ugly women, only lazy ones. 
Author: Helena Rubenstein
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1870  - d. 1 April 1965
  
 There are three sexes - men, women, and clergymen. 
Author: Sydney Smith
Nationality: English
b. 3 June 1771  - d. 22 February 1845
  
 There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women. 
Author: Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Nationality: French
b. 11 February 1657  - d. 09 January 1757
  
 There is a tide in the affairs of women, Which, taken at the flood, leads - God knows where. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 There is little hope for democracy if the hearts of men and women in democratic societies cannot be touched by a call to something greater than themselves. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 There is no evidence that suggests women are naturally better at caring for children... with the fact of child-bearing out of the center of attention, there is even more reason for treating girls first as human beings, then as women. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 There seemed something ritualistic in that display of emotion in the name of drink. But the grand passion of emancipated youth is not Woman - it is Beer. 
Author: Norman Lindsay
Nationality: Australian
b. 22 February 1879  - d. 21 November 1969
  
 They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. 
Author: Clare Boothe Luce
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1903  - d. 9 October 1987
  
 Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Those colorful denizens of male despair, the Bowery bum and the rail-riding hobo, have been replaced by the bag lady and the welfare mother. Women have even taken over Skid Row. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 'Tis beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just IT. Some women will stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression. 
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1884  - d. 7 November 1962
  
 Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 We have drugs to make women speak, but none to keep them silent. 
Author: Anatole France
Nationality: French
b. 16 April 1844  - d. 12 October 1924
  
 We must help women in every society to have their voices heard. 
Author: Madeleine Albright
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1937
  
 We've got a generation now who were born with semi-equality. They don't know how it was before, so they think, this isn't too bad. We're working. We have our attache' cases and our three piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don't realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle. 
Author: Erma Bombeck
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1927  - d. 22 April 1996
  
 What is it men in women do require? The lineaments of gratified desire. What is it women do in men require? The lineaments of gratified desire. 
Author: William Blake
Nationality: English
b. 28 November 1757  - d. 12 August 1827
  
 What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober. 
Author: Kenneth Peacock Tynan
Nationality: English
b. December 1927  - d.  December 1980
  
 Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes. 
Author: Marilyn French
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1929  - d. 02 May 2009
  
 Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. 
Author: John W. Gardner
Nationality: English
b. 8 October 1912  - d. 16 February 2002
  
 When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 When the candles are out all women are fair. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Man invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. 
Author: Elaine Boosler
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1952
  
 When you are unhappy or dissatisfied, is there anything in the world more maddening than to be told that you should be contented with your lot? 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Where women gather, characters are assassinated. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Where women gather, there's gossip. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Whether they give or refuse, women are glad to have been asked. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Wild intelligence abhors any narrow world; and the world of women must stay narrow, or the woman is an outlaw. No woman could be Nietzsche or Rimbaud without ending up in a whorehouse or lobotomized. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Wine and women lead a man to ruin. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Wine, women and song - a man is not for long. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Wine, women, smoking, and poker are a man's downfall. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 With women, be direct. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Women - one half the human race at least - care fifty times more for a marriage than a ministry. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. 
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1907  - d. 8 May 1988
  
 Women and elephants never forget an injury. 
Author: Saki
Nationality: English
b. 18 December 1870  - d. 14 November 1916
  
 Women and foxes, being weak, are distinguished by superior tact. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Women are an enslaved population - the crop we harvest is children, the fields we work are houses. Women are forced into committing sexual acts with men that violate integrity because the universal religion - contempt for women - has as its first commandment that women exist purely as sexual fodder for men. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be. 
Author: May Sarton
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1912  - d. 16 July 1995
  
 Women are fickle. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Women are not altogether in the wrong when they refuse the rules of life prescribed in the world, forsomuch as only men have established them without their consent. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Women are not forgiven for aging. Robert Redford's lines of distinction are my old-age wrinkles. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness. 
Author: Erica Jong
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1942
  
 Women are what men make them. Why, a woman can't bear a child without it being received into the hands of a male doctor: it is baptized by a fat old male parson; a girl goes through life obeying laws made by men; and if she breaks them, a male magistrate sends her to a gaol where a male warder handles her and looks in her cell at night to see she's all right. If she gets so far as to be hanged, a male hangman puts the rope round her neck; she is buried by a male gravedigger; and she goes to Heaven ruled over by a male God or a hell managed by a male devil. Isn't it a wonder men didn't make the devil a woman? 
Author: Louisa Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 February 1848  - d. 12 August 1920
  
 Women dissemble their passions better than men, but men subdue their passions better than women. 
Author: Sir Richard Steele
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 March 1672  - d. 1 September 1729
  
 Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women. 
Author: Elsa Schiaparelli
Nationality: French
b. 10 September 1890  - d. 13 November 1973
  
 Women hate revolutions and revolutionists. They like men who are docile, and well-regarded at the bank, and never late at meals. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Women have it easy. They can fail all their lives and nobody holds it against them. 
Author: Alma de Groen
Nationality: American   
 Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age. 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 Women must come off the pedestal. Men put us up there to get us out of the way. 
Author: Viscountess Rhonda
Nationality: American
b. December 1883  - d.  December 1958
  
 Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But, they also get more notoriety when they crash. 
Author: Amelia Earhart
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1897  - d. 02 July 1937
  
 Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others. 
Author: Amelia Earhart
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1897  - d. 02 July 1937
  
 Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Women want mediocre men, and men are working to become as mediocre as possible. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 Women who buy perfume and flowers for themselves because their men won't do it are called 'self basting'. 
Author: Adair Lara
Nationality: American   
 Women will forgive anything. Otherwise, the race would have died out long ago. 
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1907  - d. 8 May 1988
  
 Women will have their way. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Women would rather be right than reasonable. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe what pornography says about women. But they do. From the worst to the best of them, they do 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Women, then, are only children of a larger growth: they have an entertaining tattle, and sometimes wit; but for solid, reasoning good sense, I never knew in my life one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four and twenty hours together. 
Author: Earl Philip Dormer Stanhope
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1694  - d. 24 March 1773
  
 Women? I love women. Life would have been virtually zero without them. Journalism? I really feel like I am a journalist ... And courage? I had a boat named Courageous. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 ''Women's fashion'' is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Women's liberationists spread the word that... the only peaceful family is one in which either the wife is enslaved or the husband is androgynous. 
Author: R. Emmett Tyell
Nationality: American   
 You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it's only when you have children that you realize you're not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully. 
Author: Fay Weldon
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1931
  
 Your women are a tillage for you; so come unto your tillage as you wish. 
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: English   
 One reason why men and women lose their heads so often is that they use them so little! It is the same with everything. If we have anything that is valuable, it must be put to some sort of use. If a man's muscles are neglected, he soon has none, or rather none worth mentioning. The more the mind is used the more flexible it becomes, and the more it takes upon itself new interests. 
Author: George Matthew Adams
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1878  - d. 29 October 1962
  
 I got a Beatles album and, without changing the length of my hair, but just cutting it like a mop-top cut, suddenly, I walk down the streets and old women are attacking me and truck drivers are shouting, You a boy or a girl? 
Author: Terry Vance Gilliam
Nationality: British
b. 22 November 1940
  
 Just as the slave master required the slaves to imitate the image he had of them, so women, who live in a relatively powerless position, politically and economically, feel obliged by a kind of implicit force to live up to culture's image of what is female. 
Author: Susan Griffin
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 You may depend upon it that they are as good hearts to serve men in palaces as in cottages. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 A dream of fair women. if not for such gentle ladies, what on earth is the fighting about?  
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 Women were weeping all about; work was suspended. Nearly all the men have already departed for war. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 Early in 1923, Rose Witcop and Guy Aldred, both on the left politically, were selling cheaply a pamphlet by Margaret Sanger explaining about sex and contraception in terms which, it was thought, uneducated women could understand.  
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 Girton, even more than Newnham, was like a large girls' boarding school. Intellectually we were reckoned to be adult, but as young inexperienced women we had to be guarded with care.  
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 Marie Stopes had established the first birth control clinic in Britain; the whole question of informing women, especially those who were poor, about methods of contraception, began to be discussed. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 I owe nothing to Women's Lib. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 The battle for women's rights has been largely won. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them. 
Author: Marya Mannes
Nationality: American
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1990
  
 Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman. 
Author: Dr. William Moulton Marston
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1893  - d. 02 May 1947
  
 What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop? 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 In this metropolis a number of lurking leeches infamously gain subsistence by practicing on the credulity of women. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Let not men then in the pride of power, use the same arguments that tyrannic kings and venal ministers have used, and fallaciously assert that women ought to be subjected because she has always been so. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress. 
Author: Lin Yutang
Nationality: Chinese
b. 10 October 1895  - d. 26 March 1976
  
 In 1977, at least, he wished to have people believe that he shared and was proud of an attitude toward women that is not acceptable in a politician. In 2003, all he has said is that he doesn't remember the interview. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Some sexual habits reflect an attitude toward other people, especially women, that is worth knowing about in the voting booth. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Here we saw cotton cloth, and perceived the people more decent, the women wearing a slight covering of cotton over the nudities. 
Author: Christopher Columbus
Nationality: Italian
b. 25 August 1451  - d. 20 May 1506
  
 Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours. 
Author: Anna Freud
Nationality: Viennese
b. 03 December 1895  - d. 09 October 1982
  
 That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 A man's brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women's brain does.  
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 Music is the key to the female heart. 
Author: Johann Gottfried Seume
Nationality: German
b. 29 January 1763  - d. 13 June 1810
  
 I may be smelly and I may be old, Rough in my pebbles, reedy in my pools, But where my fish float by I bless their swimming, And I like the people to bathe in me especially women. 
Author: Stevie Smith
Nationality: British
b. 20 September 1902  - d. 07 March 1971
  
 Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 Women complain about sex more often than men. Their gripes fall into two major categories: (1) Not enough. (2) Too much. 
Author: Ann Landers
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1918  - d. 22 June 2002
  
 She knew what all smart women knew: Laughter made you live better and longer. 
Author: Gail Parent
Nationality: American
b. December 1941
  
 I am glad so many women singers are being heard in music today. It is healthy for music. Healthy because it means a lot of men are listening! 
Author: Judy Collins
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 Reliable office staff come in the shape of mature married women working from 9.30 to 3.30 - inside school hours - during which they will do more than the 9-5ers. 
Author: Fay Weldon
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1931
  
 In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news. 
Author: Bob Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. 
Author: Ruth Fulton Benedict
Nationality: American
b. 5 June 1887  - d. 17 September 1948
  
 I like women. I really like women. 
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1894  - d. 10 January 1961
  
 I have always felt that the great botched decisions of my life were the work of men in secret conclave. Women's voices were too absent. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 Rushdie insults even the women of the Prophet! I can argue with ideas, but what can I do with insults? 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are. 
Author: Chauncey Mitchell Depew
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1834  - d. 05 April 1928
  
 Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.  
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 Strongly woman-identified women where love between women is open and possible, beyond physical in every way. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 Too frequently, however, some Black men attempt to rule by fear those Black women who are more ally than enemy. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.  
Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1815  - d. 26 October 1902
  
 The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty. 
Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1815  - d. 26 October 1902
  
 There's a whole lot of songs that men just can't do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are. 
Author: Boz Scaggs
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1944
  
 Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships. 
Author: Sharon Stone
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1958
  
 Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease. 
Author: Dr. Karel Capek
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 9 January 1890  - d. 25 December 1938
  
 There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men don't think there's a lot they don't know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, "I know what I'm doing, just show me somebody naked."  
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Nationality: American
b. 29 April 1954
  
 It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance. 
Author: Margaret Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1810  - d. 19 June 1850
  
 The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency. 
Author: Margaret Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1810  - d. 19 June 1850
  
 And as for those who are guilty of an indecency from among your women, call to witnesses against them four (witnesses) from among you; then if they bear witness confine them to the houses until death takes them away or Allah opens some way for them. 
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: American   
 And do not covet that by which Allah has made some of you excel others; men shall have the benefit of what they earn and women shall have the benefit of what they earn; and ask Allah of His grace; surely Allah knows all things. 
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: American   
 I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about. 
Author: Jodie Foster
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1962
  
 I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine. 
Author: Angelina Jolie
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1975
  
 I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive 
Author: Angelina Jolie
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1975
  
 All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough. 
Author: Angelina Jolie
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1975
  
 I always play women I would date. 
Author: Angelina Jolie
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1975
  
 They're right to think that about me, because I'm the person most likely to sleep with my female fans, I genuinely love other women. And I think they know that. 
Author: Angelina Jolie
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1975
  
 Chev receives a great deal of attention... I do not like that the pretty women should pay him so many compliments... it will turn his little head!  
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 I believe I shall live to see women in New York and some of the other states enfranchised, but not in Massachusetts 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 Massachusetts women as a rule adhere too strongly to old-time conventions. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 We are fulfilling the destiny of women, we are learning to live for others more than for ourselves. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 Women speakers were few in those days, and were frowned upon by general society. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 There's a backlash against women that's really bad right now. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3,000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Edwina was one of those remarkable women who never show that they are about to have a baby. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 I think the battle against the veil has been a long and continuing battle against the limitation of women, so in that sense I'm completely on Straw's side. 
Author: Sir Salman Rushdie
Nationality: English
b. 19 June 1947
  
 Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed. 
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Nationality: English
b. December 1343  - d. 25 October 1400
  
 I buy women shoes and they use them to walk away from me. 
Author: Mickey Rooney
Nationality: American
b. 23 September 1920
  
 Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 My work caused me to interview hundreds of women about their lives and their problems 
Author: Judith Krantz
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1928
  
 San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying, 'see, I have had my testicles removed.'  
Author: Norman Lindsay
Nationality: Australian
b. 22 February 1879  - d. 21 November 1969
  
 America is a land where men govern, but women rule.  
Author: John Mason Brown
Nationality: American
b. 03 July 1900  - d. 16 March 1969
  
 What we call virtues are often just a collection of casual actions and selfish interests which chance or our own industry manages to arrange in a certain way. It is not always from valor that men are valiant, or from chastity that women are chaste. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius. 
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Nationality: French
b. 5 August 1850  - d. 6 July 1893
  
 Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, aWho says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman, or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores? And what sort of thanks do we get for it?s it is on the stairs or the block in polite society. 
Author: Henry Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 June 1867  - d. 2 September 1922
  
 A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor. 
Author: Helen Rowland
Nationality: American
b. December 1875  - d.  December 1950
  
 And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them. 
Author: Helen Rowland
Nationality: American
b. December 1875  - d.  December 1950
  
 Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time. 
Author: Helen Rowland
Nationality: American
b. December 1875  - d.  December 1950
  
 You, too, women, cast away all the cowards from your embraces; they will give you only cowards for children, and you who are the daughters of the land of beauty must bear children who are noble and brave. 
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 July 1807  - d. 2 June 1882
  
 Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children. 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 Since I am a man, my heart is three or four times less sensitive, because I have three or four times as much power of reason and experience of the world - a thing which you women call hard-heartedness. As a man, I can take refuge in having mistresses. The more of them I have, and the greater the scandal, the more I acquire reputation and brilliance in society. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 In matters of sentiment, the public has very crude ideas; and the most shocking fault of women is that they make the public the supreme judge of their lives. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 A strange effect of marriage, such as the nineteenth century has made it! The boredom of married life inevitably destroys love, when love has preceded marriage. And yet, as a philosopher has observed, it speedily brings about, among people who are rich enough not to have to work, an intense boredom with all quiet forms of enjoyment. And it is only dried up hearts, among women, that it does not predispose to love. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over. 
Author: Bella Abzug
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1920  - d. 31 March 1998
  
 Women like silent men. They think they're listening. 
Author: Marcel Archard
Nationality: American   
 Old women should not seek to be perfumed. 
Author: Archilochus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 680  - d.  December 645
  
 Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer. 
Author: Spiro Agnew
Nationality: American
b. 9 November 1918  - d. 17 September 1996
  
 Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one. 
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 This man is frank and earnest with women. In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest. 
Author: Henny Youngman
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1906  - d. 24 February 1998
  
 Two Jewish women in New York. One says, "Do you see what's going on in Poland?" The other says, "I live in the back, I don't see anything." 
Author: Henny Youngman
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1906  - d. 24 February 1998
  
 I saw all the women and I figured that looked good. I was horney. I got a guitar off my brother and started playing anything. 
Author: Angus Young
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 March 1955
  
 We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas. 
Author: George Allen
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1952
  
 Films have never shown the kind of relationship that can exist between two women.  
Author: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1934
  
 Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves. 
Author: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1934
  
 The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.  
Author: Roseanne Barr
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1952
  
 Women should try to increase their size rather than decrease it, because I believe the bigger we are, the more space we'll take up, and the more we'll have to be reckoned with. 
Author: Roseanne Barr
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1952
  
 Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself. 
Author: Roseanne Barr
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1952
  
 The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time. 
Author: John Barrymore
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1882  - d. 29 May 1942
  
 I got the role I loved the most at a point in my career when most women are being phased out. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 It's not just in Hollywood that women run the risk of being passed by once they reach 50. It happens in real life, too. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 Were women meant to do everything - work and have babies? 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 Cukor is one of my favorite directors. He was a master at directing women. 
Author: Pedro Almodovar
Nationality: Spanish
b. 24 September 1949
  
 In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government. 
Author: Pedro Almodovar
Nationality: Spanish
b. 24 September 1949
  
 Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don't know why I am more interested in women, because I don't go to any psychiatrists, and I don't want to know why. 
Author: Pedro Almodovar
Nationality: Spanish
b. 24 September 1949
  
 Men make clothes for the women they'd like to be with or in most cases the women they'd like to be. 
Author: Robert Altman
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1925  - d. 20 November 2006
  
 As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 Women should stop going for the bad guys, stop looking so far when the good ones are right there. 
Author: Jennifer Aniston
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1969
  
 More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people - women as well as men. And it is a downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government - the ballot. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 Webster, Worcester, and Bouvier all define a citizen to be a person in the United States, entitled to vote and hold office. The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not. Being persons, then, women are citizens; and no state has a right to make any law, or to enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities. Hence, every discrimination against women in the constitutions and laws of the several states is today null and void, precisely as is every one against Negroes. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 For any state to make sex a qualification that must ever result in the disfranchisement of one entire half of the people, is to pass a bill of attainder, or, an ex post facto law, and is therefore a violation of the supreme law of the land. By it the blessings of liberty are forever withheld from women and their female posterity. To them this government has no just powers derived from the consent of the governed. To them this government is not a democracy. It is not a republic. It is an odious aristocracy; a hateful oligarchy of sex; the most hateful aristocracy ever established on the face of the globe; an oligarchy of wealth, where the rich govern the poor. An oligarchy of learning, where the educated govern the ignorant, or even an oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household - which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every home of the nation. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside. 
Author: Mary Kay Ash
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1918  - d. 22 November 2001
  
 Women have plenty of roles in which they can serve with distinction: some of us even run countries. But generally we are better at wielding the handbag than the bayonet. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 It is one of the great weaknesses of reasonable men and women that they imagine that projects which fly in the face of commonsense are not serious or being seriously undertaken. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 With all due respect to the drafters of the American Declaration of Independence, all men and women are not created equal, at least in regard to their characters, abilities and aptitudes. And if they were, their family and cultural backgrounds - not to mention the effect of mere chance - would soon change that. On one thing, nature and nurture agree: we are all different. If this is unjust, then life is unjust. But, though one hears this expression - usually in the form of the complaint that 'life is unfair' - it really means nothing. In the same vein, someone once said to Voltaire, 'Life is hard.' To which is replied: 'Compared with what? 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.  
Author: William Wycherley
Nationality: English
b. December 1640  - d. 13 December 1715
  
 Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men. 
Author: William Wycherley
Nationality: English
b. December 1640  - d. 13 December 1715
  
 Women serve but to keep a man from better company. 
Author: William Wycherley
Nationality: English
b. December 1640  - d. 13 December 1715
  
 I think the women - Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu - are doing new conceptual things and using their voices to create new American music. 
Author: Boz Scaggs
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1944
  
 Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry. 
Author: Joan Baez
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1941
  
 I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 I wanted to be a journalist, I thought it was glamorous and that I'd meet beautiful women in the rain. 
Author: Bill Nighy
Nationality: English
b. 12 December 1949
  
 Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 There have been about four men in my life that I could say I have loved. Call me a bugger if you like, but I don't feel the same way about women. One can always replace a woman in a few days. 
Author: Aleister Crowley
Nationality: British
b. 12 October 1875  - d. 1 December 1947
  
 The month of September is Women in Jazz, so I'm doing jazz there in September. I'm in for the duration. 
Author: Rita Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 1 May 1945
  
 Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 I feel there is no shortage of real interesting women's roles. But I found them and did all of them just now 
Author: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Nationality: American
b. 16 November 1977
  
 Most people are interested in seeing 27-year-old women who are in movies somehow connected to sex. It's interesting to everyone. Especially little movies that are having trouble getting made, there's always sex. 
Author: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Nationality: American
b. 16 November 1977
  
 A l lot of films I've done are essentially about women who are finding their voice, women who don't know themselves well. 
Author: Meg Ryan
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1961
  
 I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun.  
Author: Babe Ruth
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1895  - d. 16 August 1948
  
 I'm such a supporter of women, work-related. I'm happy for my wife and I'm ecstatic that she makes more than most men in Hollywood. The first writer I hired for a movie I'm producing was a black woman. She did an amazing job. It's like I just think that seeing women get passed over, being so intimately involved with so many women throughout my life - my sisters, my mother and that sort of thing - it's shaped me and given me a sensitivity and understanding that I don't think a lot of men necessarily have. 
Author: Ryan Phillippe
Nationality: American
b. 10 September 1974
  
 When I am cast in a movie where I feel that the woman's part is more interesting, I usually start thinking about Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire. They seem to be the most clear actors when working with women. 
Author: Jack Nicholson
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1937
  
 Where women are concerned, the rule is never to go out with anyone better dressed than you. 
Author: John Malkovich
Nationality: American
b. 9 December 1953
  
 It is truly a privilege to be able to support all women's causes on a global level. It is remarkable that something as simple as television can empower us to create change and awareness in the world. 
Author: Teri Hatcher
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1964
  
 If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. 
Author: Orson Welles
Nationality: American
b. 6 May 1915  - d. 10 October 1985
  
 Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men. 
Author: Karen Horney
Nationality: German
b. 16 September 1885  - d. 4 December 1962
  
 It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what is in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nationality: British
b. 30 August 1797  - d. 1 February 1851
  
 The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves. 
Author: Stanley Baldwin
Nationality: British
b. 3 August 1867  - d. 14 December 1947
  
 In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 I mean, I'm obviously not one of those people who's so beautiful women take their clothes off when I walk into the room. I didn't become a star overnight. 
Author: Robbie Coltrane
Nationality: Scottish
b. 30 March 1950
  
 Is it just me, or is the world full of beautiful women? 
Author: Robbie Coltrane
Nationality: Scottish
b. 30 March 1950
  
 It is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing. 
Author: Bela Lugosi
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 20 October 1882  - d. 16 August 1956
  
 It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more. 
Author: Bela Lugosi
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 20 October 1882  - d. 16 August 1956
  
 I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim? 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay. 
Author: Bette Davis
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1908  - d. 6 August 1989
  
 Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up. 
Author: Bette Davis
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1908  - d. 6 August 1989
  
 I've always liked men better than women. 
Author: Bette Davis
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1908  - d. 6 August 1989
  
 Strong women only marry weak men. 
Author: Bette Davis
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1908  - d. 6 August 1989
  
 Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do. 
Author: Dorothy Day
Nationality: American
b. 8 November 1897  - d. 29 November 1980
  
 There are some women whose pregnancy would make some sly bachelor smile. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect; without esteem they cannot exist; esteem is the first demand that they make of love. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 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 our virtues. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 There is no more lively sensation than that of pain. Its impressions are certain and dependable. They never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience. 
Author: Marquis de Sade
Nationality: French
b. 2 June 1740  - d. 2 December 1814
  
 The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress. 
Author: Charles Fourier
Nationality: French
b. 7 April 1772  - d. 10 October 1837
  
 That's the mistake women make - you shouldn't see your makeup. We don't want to look like we've made an effort. 
Author: Lauren Hutton
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1943
  
 The "second sight" possessed by the Highlanders in Scotland is actually a foreknowledge of future events. I believe they possess this gift because they don't wear trousers. That is also why in all countries women are more prone to utter prophecies. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Sitting with Ricki, talking with Ricki, I made a vow to her: that I would use everything I knew, including from prostitution, to make the women's movement stronger and better; that I'd give my life to the movement and for the movement. I promised to be honor-bound to the well-being of women, to do anything necessary for that well-being. I promised to live and to die if need be for women. I made that vow some thirty years ago, and I have not betrayed it yet. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The doctor who knows me best says that osteoarthritis begins long before it cripples - in my case, possibly from homelessness, or sexual abuse, or beatings on my legs, or my weight. John, my partner, blames Scapegoat, a study of Jewish identity and women's liberation that took me nine years to write. It is, he says, the book that stole my health. I blame the drug-rape that I experienced in 1999 in Paris. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Brethren of the house of Israel, listen to me. Not because I am a scholar have ye appeared here so numerously; for there are those here more learned than I. Nor because I am a wealthy man; for there are many more wealthy than I. The people of the south know Akiba; but whence should the people of Galilee know him? The men are acquainted with him; but how shall the women and children I see here be said to be acquainted with him? Still I know that your reward shall be great, for ye have given yourselves the trouble to come simply in order to do honor to the Torah and to fulfill a religious duty. 
Author: Akiba ben Joseph
Nationality: Palestinian
b. December 50  - d.  December 135
  
 For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous. 
Author: Queen Victoria
Nationality: British
b. 22 May 1819  - d. 22 January 1901
  
 Virginity is such a personal thing. You can't judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they'll love forever. 
Author: Joyce Brothers
Nationality: American
b. 20 October 1929
  
 In our civilization, men are afraid that they will not be men enough and women are afraid that they might be considered only women. 
Author: Theodor Reik
Nationality: American
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1969
  
 Women in general want to be loved for what they are and men for what they accomplish. 
Author: Theodor Reik
Nationality: American
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1969
  
 One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Gradually, everything that happens in the world is coming to be of interest everywhere in the world, and, gradually, thoughtful men and women everywhere are sitting in judgment upon the conduct of all nations. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 Money and women. They're two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else. Same with money. 
Author: Satchel Paige
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1906  - d. 8 June 1982
  
 There is no logical explanation for the political disenfranchisement of women. Any hesitation and negative mentality on this subject is nothing more than a fading social phenomenon of the past. ......Women must have the right to vote and to be elected; because democracy dictates that, because there are interests that women must defend, and because there are social duties that women must perform. 
Author: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Nationality: Turkish
b. December 1881  - d. 10 November 1938
  
 Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 A non-violent army acts unlike armed men, as well in times of peace as in times of disturbances. Theirs will be the duty of bringing warring communities together, carrying peace propaganda, engaging in activities that would bring and keep them in touch with every single person in their parish or division. Such an army should be ready to cope with any emergency, and in order to still the frenzy of mobs should risk their lives in numbers sufficient for that purpose. Satyagraha - truth-force - brigades can be organized in every village and every block of buildings in the cities. If the non-violent society is attacked from without there are two ways open to non-violence. To yield possession, but non-cooperate with the aggressor, prefer death to submission. The second way would be non-violent resistance by the people who have been trained in the non-violent way. The unexpected spectacle of endless rows upon rows of men and women simply dying rather than surrender to the will of an aggressor must ultimately melt him and his soldiery. A nation or group which has made non-violence its final policy cannot be subjected to slavery even by the atom bomb. The level of non-violence in that nation, if that even happily comes to pass, will naturally have risen so high as to command universal respect. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 At first I was surprised that anyone should think that I would want to run for office, or that I was fitted to hold office. Then I realized that some people felt that I must have learned something from my husband in all the years that he was in public life! They also knew that I had stressed the fact that women should accept responsibility as citizens. I heard that I was being offered the nomination for governor or for the United States Senate in my own state, and even for Vice President. And some particularly humorous souls wrote in and suggested that I run as the first woman President of the United States! The simple truth is that I have had my fill of public life of the more or less stereotyped kind. 
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1884  - d. 7 November 1962
  
 There is a growing strength in women but it's in the forehead, not the forearm. 
Author: Beverly Sills
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1929  - d. 2 July 2007
  
 Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable. After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women. 
Author: Maria Callas
Nationality: American
b. 2 December 1923  - d. 16 September 1977
  
 I understand why people think we're gay. There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it - how can you be this close without it being sexual? I've told nearly everything there is to tell. All my stuff is out there. People think I'd be so ashamed of being gay that I wouldn't admit it? Oh, please. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 It is not that women are really smaller-minded, weaker-minded, more timid and vacillating, but that whosoever, man or woman, lives always in a small, dark place, is always guarded, protected, directed and restrained, will become inevitably narrowed and weakened by it. 
Author: Charlotte Perkins
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1860  - d. 17 August 1935
  
 The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses. 
Author: Charlotte Perkins
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1860  - d. 17 August 1935
  
 Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts. 
Author: Tyra Banks
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1973
  
 Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door? 
Author: Tyra Banks
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1973
  
 The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women. 
Author: Tyra Banks
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1973
  
 I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood. 
Author: Denzel Washington
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1954
  
 Women are more difficult to handle than men. It's their minds. 
Author: Peter Sellers
Nationality: British
b. 8 September 1925  - d. 24 July 1980
  
 The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him. 
Author: Cher
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1946
  
 Women are the real architects of society. 
Author: Cher
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1946
  
 Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not. 
Author: Cher
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1946
  
 Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner. 
Author: Cher
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1946
  
 It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 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. 
Author: Marlene Dietrich
Nationality: German
b. 27 December 1901  - d. 6 May 1992
  
 I want women to be liberated and still be able to have a nice ass and shake it. 
Author: Shirley MacLaine
Nationality: American
b. 24 April 1934
  
 I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot. 
Author: Marilyn Monroe
Nationality: American
b. 1 June 1926  - d. 5 August 1962
  
 I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it. 
Author: Marilyn Monroe
Nationality: American
b. 1 June 1926  - d. 5 August 1962
  
 I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. 
Author: Marilyn Monroe
Nationality: American
b. 1 June 1926  - d. 5 August 1962
  
 I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more women to use cosmetics made with safe, healthful ingredients. 
Author: Gloria Swanson
Nationality: American
b. 27 March 1899  - d. 4 April 1983
  
 The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question: Is this all? 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 The only kind of work which permits an able woman to realize her abilities fully, to achieve identity in society in a life plan that can encompass marriage and motherhood, is the kind that was forbidden by the feminine mystique, the lifelong commitment to an art or science, to politics or profession. If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based. 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 I like my whisky old and my women young. 
Author: Errol Flynn
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 June 1909  - d. 14 October 1959
  
 Women won't let me stay single and I won't let me stay married. 
Author: Errol Flynn
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 June 1909  - d. 14 October 1959
  
 I'm very disturbed by violence against women when it is violence. 
Author: Helen Garner
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 November 1942
  
 There is always that difference between men and women, which I don't think any social conditioning will ever change. 
Author: Helen Garner
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 November 1942
  
 We were in a great, seething moment in the 1970s. There was a new Labour government and everything seemed full of hope. But, as we got older and we saw how much women's behaviour contributed to what was wrong, we stopped being able to see ourselves purely as. 
Author: Helen Garner
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 November 1942
  
 But I can't bear it when somebody who some man made a pass at - to call that violence seems to me absurd and insulting to women who've really met violence, who've been raped or bashed. 
Author: Helen Garner
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 November 1942
  
 I tell women not to believe everything they read about fashion. 
Author: Geoffrey Beene
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1927  - d. 28 September 2004
  
 I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that. 
Author: Calvin Klein
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1942
  
 Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.  
Author: Calvin Klein
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1942
  
 I am one of the few men honest enough to say they do not understand women. 
Author: Robert Menzies
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 December 1894  - d. 15 May 1978
  
 London might well be said to beall in tears. The voice of mourners was truly heard in the streets. The shrieks of women and children at the windows and doors of their houses, where their dearest relations were perhaps dying, or just dead, were so frequent to be heard as we passed the streets, that it was enough to pierce the stoutest heart in the world to hear them 
Author: Daniel Defoe
Nationality: English
b. December 1661  - d. 24 April 1731
  
 I think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers - one from either party. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 Enjoy wine and women and don't be afraid, God has compassion. 
Author: Omar Khayyam
Nationality: Persian
b. 18 May 1048  - d. 4 December 1123
  
 A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring. 
Author: Sara Teasdale
Nationality: American
b. 8 August 1884  - d. 29 January 1933
  
 Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, But women, worst and best, As Heaven and Hell. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find. 
Author: Charles Pierre Baudelaire
Nationality: French
b. 9 April 1821  - d. 21 August 1867
  
 The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight. 
Author: Charles Pierre Baudelaire
Nationality: French
b. 9 April 1821  - d. 21 August 1867
  
 Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them. 
Author: Charles Pierre Baudelaire
Nationality: French
b. 9 April 1821  - d. 21 August 1867
  
 Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.  
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days. 
Author: Robin Williams
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1951
  
 There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 There is no such thing as women literature for me, that does not exist. In literature, I do not separate women and men. One is a writer, or one is not. This is a mental space where sex is not determining. One has to have some space for freedom. Language allows this. This is about building an idea of the neutral which could escape sexuality. 
Author: Monique Wittig
Nationality: American
b. December 1935  - d. 3 January 2003
  
 It would be incorrect to say that lesbians associate, make love, live with women, for 'woman' has meaning only in heterosexual systems of thought and heterosexual economic systems. Lesbians are not women. 
Author: Monique Wittig
Nationality: American
b. December 1935  - d. 3 January 2003
  
 It has been remarked, that the maniacs of the male sex in all hospitals, who assist in cutting wood, making fires, and digging in a garden, and the females who are employed in washing, ironing, and scrubbing floors, often recover, while persons, whose rank exempts them from performing such services, languish away their lives within the walls of the hospital. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin Rush
Nationality: American
b. 24 December 1745  - d. 19 April 1813
  
 Most drag impersonations are a drag. But women can like Geraldine, men can like Geraldine, everyone can like Geraldine. 
Author: Flip Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1933  - d. 25 November 1988
  
 If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say: the process whereby American girls turn into American women. 
Author: Christopher Hampton
Nationality: British
b. 26 January 1946
  
 The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures. There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women. 
Author: Democritus of Abdera
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 370
  
 I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 There have been women in the past far more daring than we would need to be now, who ventured all and gained a little, but survived after all. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 Women have very little idea of how much men hate them. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 Women are reputed never to be disgusted. The sad fact is that they often are, but not with men; following the lead of men, they are most often disgusted with themselves. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 I hope this view of the question may be a mistaken one, because it does not seem to me very unlikely that the suffrage will be granted to women. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 Oh do not die, for I shall hate All women so, when thou art gone. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 Had the cruel and murderous orders with which the Bible is filled, and the numberless torturing executions of men, women and children, in consequence of those orders, been ascribed to some friend whose memory you revered, you would have glowed with satisfaction at detecting the falsehood of the charge, and gloried in defending his injured fame. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 And when the Lord thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee. Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations. But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth. 
Tome: The Bible
Nationality: English   
 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle. And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. 
Tome: The Bible
Nationality: English   
 Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows. 
Author: Charles Reade
Nationality: English
b. 8 June 1814  - d. 11 April 1884
  
 Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket. 
Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
Nationality: American
b. 12 August 1876  - d. 22 September 1958
  
 One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness. 
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Nationality: French
b. 12 December 1821  - d. 8 May 1880
  
 Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women. 
Author: Delphine de Girardin
Nationality: French
b. 24 January 1804  - d. 29 June 1855
  
 Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination. 
Author: Marcel Proust
Nationality: French
b. 10 July 1871  - d. 18 November 1922
  
 Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due. 
Author: Captain James Cook
Nationality: English
b. 27 October 1728  - d. 14 February 1779
  
 If we attend to the course of conversation in mixed companies consisting not merely of scholars and subtle reasoners but also of business people or women, we notice that besides storytelling and jesting they have another entertainment, namely, arguing. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Blacks own so little of the music business it's pathetic. But I see that changing soon. Black artists, black businessmen and women will unite. 
Author: Barry White
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1944  - d. 4 July 2003
  
 I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup. 
Author: Eddie Izzard
Nationality: British
b. 7 February 1962
  
 Women wear what they want and so do I. 
Author: Eddie Izzard
Nationality: British
b. 7 February 1962
  
 In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic. 
Author: Jonathan Carroll
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1949
  
 Women are always complaining about men's fascination with breasts. But what if men were absolutely indifferent to breasts? What would women do then with these things that serve one function once or twice in a lifetime, and the rest of the time are just in the way? 
Author: Jonathan Carroll
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1949
  
 CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she's strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it. 
Author: Jay Leno
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1950
  
 In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better. 
Author: George Balanchine
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 January 1904  - d. 30 April 1983
  
 The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women. 
Author: Learned Hand
Nationality: American
b. 27 January 1872  - d. 18 August 1961
  
 It lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. 
Author: Learned Hand
Nationality: American
b. 27 January 1872  - d. 18 August 1961
  
 Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. 
Author: Learned Hand
Nationality: American
b. 27 January 1872  - d. 18 August 1961
  
 Politics ain't beanbag: 'tis a man's game, and women, children 'n' pro-hy-bitionists had best stay out of it. 
Author: Finley Peter Dunne
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1867  - d. 24 April 1936
  
 I have no intention to depart in the smallest degree from the main principles on which I have acted in the past. My only hope for the permanent deliverance of mankind from misery, either in this world or the next, is the regeneration or remaking of the individual by the power of the Holy Ghost through Jesus Christ. But in providing for the relief of temporal misery I reckon that I am only making it easy where it is now difficult, and possible where it is now all but impossible, for men and women to find their way to the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Author: William Booth
Nationality: British
b. 10 April 1829  - d. 20 August 1912
  
 The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty, they believe that they like women. Actually, you're just horny. It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten. 
Author: George William Curtis
Nationality: American
b. 24 February 1824  - d. 31 August 1892
  
 The test of civilization is its estimate of women. 
Author: George William Curtis
Nationality: American
b. 24 February 1824  - d. 31 August 1892
  
 Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Anyone who is an enemy of mine, let him love women, but let he who is my friend rejoice in men. 
Author: Sextus Propertius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 50  - d.  December 16
  
 Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.  
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Problem-posing education affirms men and women as beings in the process of becoming. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Some may think that to affirm dialogue - the encounter of women and men in the world in order to transform the world - is naively and subjectively idealistic. There is nothing, however, more real or concrete than people in the world and with the world, than humans with other humans. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked. 
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 October 1751  - d. 7 July 1816
  
 Women are like ovens. We need 5 to 15 minutes to heat up. 
Author: Sandra Bullock
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1964
  
 Were there no women, men might live like gods. 
Author: Thomas Dekker
Nationality: English
b. December 1572  - d.  December 1632
  
 I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination. 
Author: Jean Racine
Nationality: French
b. 22 December 1639  - d. 21 April 1699
  
 I believe that in the course of the next century the notion that it's a woman's duty to have children will change and make way for the respect and admiration of all women, who bear their burdens without complaint or a lot of pompous words! 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 I was appointed on a commission to investigate the conditions of the blind. For the first time I, who had thought blindness a misfortune beyond human control, found that too much of it was traceable to wrong industrial conditions, often caused by the selfishness and greed of employers. And the social evil contributed its share. I found that poverty drove women to a life of shame that ended in blindness. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last. 
Author: Remy de Gourmont
Nationality: French
b. 4 April 1858  - d. 27 September 1915
  
 Moviemaking is so male-dominated now that they think they're being pro-feminine when they have women punching each other out. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor. 
Author: George Jean Nathan
Nationality: American
b. 14 February 1882  - d. 8 April 1958
  
 It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness. 
Author: Ninon de l'Enclos
Nationality: French
b. 10 November 1620  - d. 17 October 1705
  
 It was said that I refused to grant any value to the maternal instinct and to love. This was not so. I simply asked that women should experience them truthfully and freely, whereas they often use them as excuses and take refuge in them, only to find themselves imprisoned in that refuge when those emotions have dried up in their hearts. I was accused of preaching sexual promiscuity; but at no point did I ever advise anyone to sleep with just anyone at just any time; my opinion on this subject is that all choices, agreements and refusals should be made independently of institutions, conventions and motives of self-aggrandizement; if the reasons for it are not of the same order as the act itself, then the only result can be lies, distortions and mutilations. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it. Psychiatrists have told me that they give The Second Sex to their women patients to read, and not merely to intellectual women but to lower-middle-class women, to office workers and women working in factories. 'Your book was a great help to me. Your book saved me,' are the words I have read in letters from women of all ages and all walks of life. If my book has helped women, it is because it expressed them, and they in their turn gave it its truth. Thanks to them, it is no longer a matter for scandal and concern. During these last ten years the myths that men created have crumbled, and many women writers have gone beyond me and have been far more daring than I. Too many of them for my taste take sexuality as their only theme; but at least when they write about it they now present themselves as the eye-that-looks, as subject, consciousness, freedom. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 You're unique like all other women. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 It is for man to establish the reign of liberty in the midst of the world of the given. To gain the supreme victory, it is necessary, for one thing, that by and through their natural differentiation men and women unequivocally affirm their brotherhood. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 They say I can open movies, and that's nice in that it puts into people's minds that women can do it. It's not just Kevin Costner, not just Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not just the guys. 
Author: Julia Roberts
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1967
  
 All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women.  
Author: Sir Thomas Beecham
Nationality: British
b. 29 April 1879  - d. 8 March 1961
  
 There are no women composers, never have been, and possibly never will be. 
Author: Sir Thomas Beecham
Nationality: British
b. 29 April 1879  - d. 8 March 1961
  
 One has never known a good man to whom dogs were not dear; but many of the best women have no such fondness. You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men. For the attractive woman, dogs are mere dumb and restless brutes - possibly dangerous, certainly soulless. Yet will coquetry teach her to caress any dog in the presence of a man enslaved by her. 
Author: Sir Max Beerbohm
Nationality: English
b. 24 August 1872  - d. 20 May 1956
  
 After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 There is one thing women can never take away from men. We die sooner. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke? 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 Some women hold up dresses that are so ugly and they always say the same thing: 'This looks much better on.' On what? On fire?  
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 The agenda Clinton & Clinton would impose on America - abortion on demand, a litmus test for the Supreme Court, homosexual rights, discrimination against religious schools, women in combat units - that's change, all right. But it is not the kind of change America needs. It is not the kind of change America wants. And it is not the kind of change we can abide in a nation we still call God's country. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Women are simply not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The real liberators of American women were not the feminist noise-makers; they were the automobile, the supermarket, the shopping center, the dishwasher, the washer-dryer, the freezer. These conveniences allowed "Mom" to spend more time reading, teaching or getting involved in the community. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 America did not listen to Booker T. Washington's concerns. Millions of jobs in burgeoning industries went to immigrants who poured into the United States between 1890 and 1920. These men and women enriched our country. But they also moved ahead of and shouldered aside black men and women whose families had been here for generations and even centuries. Not until immigration had been dramatically cut in the Coolidge era, and World War II created an all-consuming demand for industrial workers, were black Americans brought by the hundreds of thousands north to the manufacturing cities of America. And when they were, a Black middle class was created upon which the civil rights movement was built. When immigration stopped, Black America advanced, as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and A. Philip Randolph said it would. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy. 
Author: Marie Curie
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1867  - d. 4 July 1934
  
 If we confuse dissent with disloyalty - if we deny the right of the individual to be wrong, unpopular, eccentric or unorthodox - if we deny the essence of racial equality, then hundreds of millions in Asia and Africa who are shopping about for a new allegiance will conclude that we are concerned to defend a myth and our present privileged status. Every act that denies or limits the freedom of the individual in this country costs us the, confidence of men and women who aspire to that freedom and independence of which we speak and for which our ancestors fought. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 This I Believe. By that name, we present the personal philosophies of thoughtful men and women in all walks of life. In this brief space, a banker or a butcher, a painter or a social worker, people of all kinds who need have nothing more in common than integrity, a real honesty, will write about the rules they live by, the things they have found to be the basic values in their lives. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 Religion in some form is a universal function of man in society, the organ for dealing with the problems of destiny, the destiny of individual men and women, of societies and nations, and of the human species as a whole. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong and compassionate. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 I confess to a rare problem - gynekinetophobia, or the fear of women falling on me - but this is a rather mild illness compared with many affluent suburbanites, who have developed an almost total zoophobia, or fear of anything that moves. It is, as any traveller can confirm, a complaint best developed in the affluent North American, and it seems to be part of blue toilet dyes, air fresheners, lots of paper tissues, and two showers a day. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. 
Author: Brendan Behan
Nationality: Irish
b. 9 February 1923  - d. 20 March 1964
  
 To suppose such a thing possible as a society, in which men, who are able and willing to work, cannot support their families, and ought, with a great part of the women, to be compelled to lead a life of celibacy, for fear of having children to be starved; to suppose such a thing possible is monstrous. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 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. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 I will go upon the rock, boys, and look abroad for the savages," said Ishmael shortly after, advancing towards them wit a mien which he intended should be conciliating, at the same time that it was authoritative. "If there is nothing to fear, we will go out on the plain; the day is too good to be lost in words, like women in the towns wrangling over their tea and sugared cakes. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 Men were made for war. Without it they wandered greyly about, getting under the feet of the women, who were trying to organise the really important things of life. 
Author: Alice Thomas Ellis
Nationality: British
b. 9 September 1932  - d. 8 March 2005
  
 Hillary Clinton does herself a disservice to even mention it, really. When I hear a statement like that coming from a woman candidate with any kind of perceived whine about that excess criticism, or maybe a sharper microscope put on her, I think, 'Man, that doesn't do us any good, women in politics, or women in general, trying to progress this country.' 
Author: Sarah Palin
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1964
  
 Women like silent men. They think they're listening. 
Author: Marcel Achard
Nationality: French
b. 5 June 1889  - d. 4 September 1974
  
 American women are good mothers, but they make poor wives; Americans are very poor at being attentive to anybody else. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 It's all up to you, girls. You have to be strong. These are the days of post-women's liberation. You have grown up by now and you have to take care of yourself. No one's going to help you. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 Women need to become literary "criminals", break the literary laws and reinvent their own, because the established laws prevent women from presenting the reality of their lives. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious. 
Author: Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
Nationality: French
b. 24 November 1808  - d. 29 September 1890
  
 It has been calculated that ninety-three million women in all parts of the world have ruined their complexions, and therefore, their souls, by Pemberton's creams and lotions for saving the same; and that nearly three-tenths of the alcohol consumed in prohibition counties is obtained in Pemberton's tonics and blood-builders and women's specifics, the last being regarded by large farmers with beards as especially tasty and stimulating. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 The dinner was the best style of women's-magazine art, whereby the salad was served in hollowed apples, and everything but the invincible fried chicken resembled something else 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 It is not a snobbish rich-man's college, devoted to leisurely nonsense. It is the property of the people of the state, and what they want - or what they are told they want - is a mill to turn out men and women who will lead moral lives, play bridge, drive good cars, be enterprising in business, and occasionally mention books, though they are not expected to have time to read them. It is a Ford Motor Factory, and if its products rattle a little, they are beautifully standardized, with perfectly interchangeable parts. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 He explained that hatred was low. However, for the benefit of the more leathery and zealous deacons down front, he permitted them to hate all Catholics, all persons who failed to believe in hell and immersion, and all rich mortgage-holders, wantoning in the betraying smiles of scarlet women, each of whom wore silk and in her bejeweled hand held a ruby glass of perfidious wine. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 When you think that most of us are doomed by divine grace to roast in hell, to say nothing of mortgages and hail and bad crops and extravagent womenfolks, 'tain't any laughing matter! 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently inhibited about the things that other women are inhibited about for me. They feel that you've given away trade secrets. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation. 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.  
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 When anything goes, it's women who lose.  
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public. 
Author: Albert Ellis
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1913  - d. 24 July 2007
  
 There's no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational. 
Author: Albert Ellis
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1913  - d. 24 July 2007
  
 I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women - no woman has excited passions among women more than I have. 
Author: Florence Nightingale
Nationality: British
b. 12 May 1820  - d. 13 August 1910
  
 Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.  
Author: Florence Nightingale
Nationality: British
b. 12 May 1820  - d. 13 August 1910
  
 It's because it was at a time when women didn't have any power. It was so unusual for a young woman in her 20s to have power that I seized the power but tried not to flaunt it. 
Author: Marlo Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1937
  
 It's fascinating for us women to begin looking at our lives in five-year plans. It really does help you keep on track. If that's too hard, start with a two-year plan. 
Author: Marlo Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1937
  
 The Golden Girls certainly proved that there was a large audience for a show about older women. 
Author: Marlo Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1937
  
 When I listen to these women, it makes what I thought were my hard knocks feel like little nudges. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 Women never look so well as when one comes in wet and dirty from hunting. 
Author: Robert S. Surtees
Nationality: English
b. 17 May 1805  - d. 26 March 1864
  
 But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind. 
Author: Robert Falcon Scott
Nationality: English
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1912
  
 Be clean both inside and out. Neither look up to the rich or down on the poor. Lose, if need be, without squealing. Win without bragging. Always be considerate of women, children, and older people. Be too brave to lie. Be too generous to cheat. Take your share of the world and let others take theirs. 
Author: George Washington Carver
Nationality: American
b. January 1864  - d. 5 January 1943
  
 I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I know that it isn't just violence against women, it's how do we support ourselves and our families, how do we deal with health care for ourselves and our families? It's a bigger picture. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I've talked to law enforcement officials at the state and local level who say that violence against women is going up. In any case, we think that it's an important issue whether it's going up or not. And we are determined to stop it. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism.  
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 The Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem. It's a way that women are kept in line, kept in our places. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I am intrigued by glamorous women. A vain woman is continually taking out a compact to repair her makeup. A glamorous woman knows she doesn't need to. 
Author: Clark Gable
Nationality: American
b. 1 February 1901  - d. 16 November 1960
  
 If you look at what we know about men, women and our sexuality, a great majority of people are bisexual. So what's wrong with that? 
Author: Cybill Shepherd
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1950
  
 Women have a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed. 
Author: Cornelia Otis Skinner
Nationality: American
b. 30 May 1899  - d. 9 July 1979
  
 Women's virtue is man's greatest invention. 
Author: Cornelia Otis Skinner
Nationality: American
b. 30 May 1899  - d. 9 July 1979
  
 The pattern of violent self-destruction as depicted by some of the contestants in Channel Nine's reality show Ladette To Lady is not what feminism was supposed to be about - instead of being shackled and objectified by men, women are doing it to themselves. 
Author: Miranda Devine
Nationality: Australian   
 Our judgmental attitude to women's childbirth choices is nowhere so evident as in the reaction to paparazzi photos of Naomi Watts standing on a balcony, in a wide-open dressing gown, eight weeks after the birth of her second child. 
Author: Miranda Devine
Nationality: Australian   
 Middle age used to be a respite for women, somewhere between the frenetically social 20s and the downhill run of the 60s, a time of gently letting go of youth and learning to be comfortable in their own skin. 
Author: Miranda Devine
Nationality: Australian   
 He wore the unmistakable look of a man about to be present at a row between women, and only a wet cat in a strange backyard bears itself with less jauntiness than a man faced by such a prospect. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 'You can't be a successful Dictator and design women's underclothing.' 'No, sir.' 'One or the other. Not both.' 'Precisely, sir.' 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 The men and women of the North are slaveholders, those of the South slaveowners. The guilt rests on the North equally with the South. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value. Scorn to be coddled by your employers; make them understand that you are in their service as workers, not as women. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 I shall work for the Republican party and call on all women to join me, precisely.For what that party has done and promises to do for women, nothing more, nothing less. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 The only chance women have for justice in this country is to violate the law, as I have done, and as I shall continue to do. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 May it please your honor, I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty. All the stock in trade I possess is a $10,000 debt, incurred by publishing my paper - The Revolution - four years ago, the sole object of which was to educate all women to do precisely as I have done, rebel against your man-made, unjust, unconstitutional forms of law, that tax, fine, imprison and hang women, while they deny them the right of representation in the government; and I shall work on with might and main to pay every dollar of that honest debt, but not a penny shall go to this unjust claim. And I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old revolutionary maxim, that resistance to tyranny is obedience to God. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem. 
Author: Amelia Barr
Nationality: British
b. 29 March 1831  - d. 10 March 1919
  
 I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking. 
Author: Lynda Barry
Nationality: American
b. 2 January 1956
  
 And the success of the union movement, historically, has always been to benefit all working men and women - not just people who belong to the union 
Author: Warren Beatty
Nationality: American
b. 30 March 1937
  
 For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most. 
Author: Annie Besant
Nationality: English
b. 1 October 1847  - d. 20 September 1933
  
 Guys are OK... shake their hand... Women are special. You can hug 'em 
Author: Bon Scott
Nationality: Australian
b. 9 July 1946  - d. 19 February 1980
  
 It keeps you fit - the alcohol, nasty women, sweat on stage, bad food - it's all very good for you. 
Author: Bon Scott
Nationality: Australian
b. 9 July 1946  - d. 19 February 1980
  
 The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men (cries out for universal brotherhood) for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 Lots of women buy just as many wigs and makeup things as I do... They just don't wear them all at the same time. 
Author: Dolly Parton
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1946
  
 And in spite of David and Jonathan, Hamlet and Horatio, Caesar and Antony, Bush and Blair, women have a greater gift, I think, for friendship. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 Are people naturally destructive, immoral, predatory and self-seeking, only to be kept in order by harsh laws and fiercely deterrent mandatory sentences? Or are men and women naturally orderly, merciful, humane and bred with a need for justice and mutual aid? ... when it comes to the law some sort of distinction can be drawn. Are you a Shylock or a Bassanio? 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 Sex will be seen less and less as a male-oriented activity in which the woman remains essentially passive; rather, it will be viewed as an activity in which both sexes play an equal role, and are equally entitled to the pleasures it offers. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: British   
 There will be a proliferation of alternatives to the mom-and-pop approach to raising children, including single parents, communes, multiple parents, and family clusters. The participation of the father in the delivery of his child will be taken for granted. Children will be treated with greater respect and given more autonomy. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: British   
 Increasingly, women will be initiating relationships, rather than consistently allowing the man to make the first move. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: British   
 Changes in society now taking place - such as increasing employment for women and greater equality between the sexes - will liberate women from the conscious feelings of worthlessness that hold them back. Male-female relationships will become more intimate, less superficial, and more egalitarian. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: British   
 It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible. 
Author: George W. Foote
Nationality: English
b. 11 January 1850  - d. 17 October 1915
  
 I ought to confess I suppose that I'm a marxist. I think that reality comes first and ideology comes second. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The difficulty for me is that I believe in permanent revolution. I believe that once you change the power structure and you get an oligarchy that is trying to keep itself in power, you have all the illiberal features of the previous regime. What has to keep on happening is a constant process of criticism, renewal, protest and so forth. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The title is an indication of the problem. Women have somehow been separated from their libido, from their faculty of desire, from their sexuality. They've become suspicious about it. Like beasts, for example, who are castrated in farming in order to serve their master's ulterior motives = to be fattened or made docile - women have been cut off from their capacity for action. It's a process that sacrifices vigour for delicacy and succulence, and one that's got to be changed. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The ignorance and isolation of most women mean that they are incapable of making conversation: most of their communication with their spouses is a continuation of the power struggle. The result is that when wives come along to dinner parties they pervert civilised conversation about real issues into personal quarrels. The number of hostesses who wish they did not have to invite wives is legion. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 Bras are a ludicrous invention, but if you make bralessness a rule, you're just subjecting yourself to yet another repression. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 When you are one, as I have been, you get invited backstage. I think groupies are important because they demystify sex; they accept it as physical, and they aren't possessive about their conquests. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The contradictions women face have never been more bruising than they are now. The career woman does not know if she is to do her job like a man or like herself ... Is motherhood a privilege or a punishment? ... Fake equality is leading women into double jeopardy ... It's time to get angry again. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 I don't write about any living women ... because I think that's invidious; there is no point in limiting her by the achievements of the past because she's in a completely different situation, and I figure she can break the moulds and start again. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 I really found the whole Steve Irwin phenomenon embarrassing and I'm not the only person who did. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 The portions of a woman which appeal to man's depravity Are constructed with considerable care. 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 As a secular person, and as a woman, I've always been appalled by the Taliban regime and would dearly like to see them toppled. I was a public critic of the regime long before the war started. But I've been told that the Northern Alliance is absolutely no better when it comes to the issue of women. The crimes against women in Afghanistan are just unthinkable; there's never been anything like it in the history of the world. So of course I would love to see that government overthrown and something less appalling put in its place. Do I think bombing is the way to do it? Of course I don't. It's not for me to speculate on this, but there are all sorts of realpolitik outcomes that one can imagine. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 The real reasons for genital mutilation can only be understood in the context of the patriarchy: men must control women's bodies as the means of production, and thus repress the independent power of women's sexuality. 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 If women are so bloody perfect at multi-tasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time. 
Author: Billy Connolly
Nationality: Scottish
b. 24 November 1942
  
 The New Women! I could barely recognize them as being of the same sex as myself…They are satiated by everything, hungry for nothing. They are what I wanted to be; they are what I worked for them to be: and now I see them, I hate them. 
Author: Fay Weldon
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1931
  
 Warfare has traditionally been carried out primarily by men, since they seem better physically equipped for aggressive behavior. Women, on the other hand, tend to be more caring and more sensitive to others’ discomfort and pain. Although men and women have the same potentials for aggression and warm-heartedness, they differ in which of the two more easily manifests. Thus, if the majority of world leaders were women, perhaps there would be less danger of war and more cooperation on the basis of global concern – although, of course, some women can be difficult! I sympathize with feminists, but they must not merely shout. They must exert efforts to make positive contributions to society. 
Author: Dalai Lama
Nationality: Tibetan
b. December 1935
  
 Women will be no longer made the slaves of, or dependent upon men ... They will be equal in education, rights, privileges and personal liberty. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Ordinary women attempt to change our bodies to resemble a pornographic ideal. Ordinary women construct a false self and come to hate this self. 
Author: Susan Griffin
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships. 
Author: Gilda Radner
Nationality: American
b. 28 June 1946  - d. 20 May 1989
  
 In middle age we are apt to reach the horrifying conclusion that all sorrow, all pain, all passionate regret and loss and bitter disillusionment are self-made. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or a few years to change all the tenor of our lives. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 Changing husbands is only changing troubles. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 If a few lustful and erotic reveries make the housework go by "as if in a dream," why not? 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 Spontaneous and honest love admits errors, hesitations, and human failings; it can be tested and repaired. Idealized love ties us because we already intuit that it is unreal and are afraid to face this truth. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 Blaming mother is just a negative way of clinging to her still. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 To say something nice about yourself, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. They'd rather take their clothes off. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 Inside every adult male is a denied little boy. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 It was the promise of men, that around each corner there was yet another man, more wonderful than the last, that sustained me. You see, I had men confused with life. You can't get what I wanted from a man, not in this life. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 Advertising legitimizes the idealized, stereotyped roles of woman as temptress, wife, mother, and sex object, and portrays women as less intelligent and more dependent than men. It makes women believe that their chief role is to please men and that their fulfillment will be as wives, mothers, and homemakers. It makes women feel unfeminine if they are not pretty enough and guilty if they do not spend most of their time in desperate attempts to imitate gourmet cooks and eighteenth-century scullery maids. It makes women believe that their own lives, talents, and interests ought to be secondary to the needs of their husbands and families and that they are almost totally defined by these relationships. 
Author: Lucy Komisar
Nationality: American   
 Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior. 
Author: Marilyn French
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1929  - d. 02 May 2009
  
 When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 So few grown women like their lives.  
Author: Katherine Meyer Graham
Nationality: American
b. 16 June 1917  - d. 17 July 2001
  
 Women don't want all that. Women just want a partner who is considerate and attentive, who will spoon with them while reciting Keats, and feed them organic yogurt by candlelight on a seaside cliff at sunset. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I hope my studies may be an encouragement to other women, especially to young women, to devote their lives to the larger interests of the mind. It matters little whether men or women have the more brains; all we women need to do to exert our proper influence is just to use all the brains we have. 
Author: Florence Sabin
Nationality: American
b. 09 November 1871  - d. 03 October 1953
  
 When women are supposed to be quiet, a talkative woman is a woman who talks at all. 
Author: Dale Spender
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1943
  
 Islam neither requires one to be practising, nor to dress in one way or another. So imposing the veil on a woman is contrary to the principles of Islam. Unfortunately, after all the suspicion weighing on Islam, many people have begun to consider the veil as a political problem, but this is not the case. Wearing the veil is a free personal choice. 
Author: Queen Rania al Yassin
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 August 1970
  
 You educate a woman, you educate a family. You educate a girl, you educate the future. 
Author: Queen Rania al Yassin
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 August 1970
  
 But here's what they don't tell you. You can never make a woman happy, it's impossible. I've never met a happy woman in my life. They're always complaining about something. You can fuck a woman with a diamond dick and make her come ten times, and she'll still complain. "Why did you make me come so hard? This diamond dick is cloudy, why didn't you go to Tiffany's? You're so fucking cheap."  
Author: Chris Rock
Nationality: African-American
b. 07 February 1965
  
 In the nineteen-sixties, apartheid was driven out of America. Legal segregation - Jim Crow - ended. We didn't end racism, but we ended legal segregation. We ended the idea that you can send a million soldiers ten thousand miles away to fight in a war that people do not support. We ended the idea that women are second-class citizens. Now, it doesn't matter who sits in the Oval Office. But the big battles that were won in that period of civil war and strife you cannot reverse. We were young, we were reckless, arrogant, silly, headstrong and we were right! I regret nothing! 
Author: Abbie Hoffman
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1936  - d. 12 April 1989
  
 A woman has to be twice as good as a man to go half as far. 
Author: Fannie Hurst
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1889  - d. 23 February 1968
  
 Any writer worth the name is always getting into one thing or getting out of another thing. 
Author: Fannie Hurst
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1889  - d. 23 February 1968
  
 Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions. But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess, and also on the part of guests who submit to them. 
Author: Fannie Hurst
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1889  - d. 23 February 1968
  
 I'm not happy when I'm writing, but I'm more unhappy when I'm not. 
Author: Fannie Hurst
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1889  - d. 23 February 1968
  
 Sex is a discovery. 
Author: Fannie Hurst
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1889  - d. 23 February 1968
  
 Some people think they are worth a lot of money just because they have it. 
Author: Fannie Hurst
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1889  - d. 23 February 1968
  
 To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman. 
Author: Jane Ellen Harrison
Nationality: British
b. 9 September 1850  - d. 5 April 1928
  
 I'd have to acknowledge that I have a weakness for the fairer sex - and I hope I never get over it. 
Author: Chuck Spittal Robb
Nationality: American
b. 26 June 1939
  
 There has to be a woman, but not much of a one. A good horse is much more important. 
Author: Max Brand
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1892  - d. 12 May 1944
  
 Here's all you have to know about men and women. Women are crazy, men are stupid, and the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.  
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 If an application did come to me, I would have to satisfy myself that compelent doctors would administer the drug in safe circumstances to women who had fully considered the alternatives and understood the risks. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still can't see. I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing It ought to make you proud. I say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. 
Author: Pat Robertson
Nationality: American
b. 22 March 1930
  
 The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) explained that their shortcoming in reasoning is found in the fact that their memory is weak and that their witness is in need of another woman to corroborate it. 
Author: Sheik Abdel-Aziz Ibn Baaz
Nationality: Arabian
b. 21 November 1910  - d. 13 May 1999
  




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