The first kiss is stolen by the man; the last is begged by the woman. Henry Louis Mencken, "A Mencken Chrestomathy"
In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft. Henry Louis Mencken, "A Mencken Chrestomathy"
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats. Nathaniel Hawthorne, "English Notebooks"
My dad once told me that women know things that men don't. That sometimes they have a certain look in their eyes, but when you see it, you should never ask them what they're thinking. If you do, they might tell you something you don't want to hear. Joseph Delaney, "The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch"
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. Rudyard Kipling, "Plain Tales from the Hills"
Marriage is like a war. There are moments of chivalry and gallantry that attend the victorious advances and strategic retreats, the birth or death of children, the momentary conquest of loneliness, the sacrifice that ennobles him who makes it. But mostly there are the long dull sieges, the waiting, the terror and boredom. Women understand this better than men; they are better able to survive attrition. Helen Hayes, "On Reflection"
Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago. Henry Louis Mencken, "A Mencken Chrestomathy"
When I?m not near the girl I love, I love the girl I?m near. E.Y. Harburg, "Finian's Rainbow"
The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women. Karl Kraus, "Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths"
There has been a comparatively greater proportion of good queens, than of good kings. Sarah M. Grimke, "Letters on the Equality of the Sexes"