Woman and Man

"It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there."

Elsie de Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe "The House in Good Taste"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There has been a comparatively greater proportion of good queens, than of good kings."

Sarah M. Grimke
Sarah M. Grimke "Letters on the Equality of the Sexes"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired. This is woman's entire but decisive advantage. Through man's passions, nature has given man into woman's hands, and the woman who does not know how to make him her subject, her slave, her toy, and how to betray him with a smile in the end is not wise."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house."

Jean Kerr
Jean Kerr "The Snake Has All the Lines"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I think being a woman is like being Irish.... Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Red and the Green"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do-they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nature admits of no permanence in the relation between man and woman.... It is only man's egoism that wants to keep woman like some buried treasure. All endeavors to introduce permanence in love, the most changeable thing in this changeable human existence, have gone shipwreck in spite of religious ceremonies, vows, and legalities."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law in one house are like two cats in a bag."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A woman's passion is not the measure of a man's love."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The literature of women's lives is a tradition of escapees, women who have lived to tell the tale."

Phyllis Rose
Phyllis Rose "Women's Lives"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Message to the Planet"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Woman was God's second mistake."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Ladies are like creeds; if you cannot speak well of them, say nothing."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do."

Bettina Arndt
Bettina Arndt "Private Lives"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In America, every female under fifty calls herself a "girl.""

H.E. Bates
H.E. Bates "Summertime"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"That woman speaks eighteen languages and can't say No in any of them."


Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband."

Booth Tarkington
Booth Tarkington "Looking Forward and Others"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared."

Amiel-Henri-Frederic
Amiel-Henri-Frederic "Journal Intime"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The hardest task of a girl's life, nowadays, is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To make a man perfectly happy tell him he works too hard, that he spends too much money, that he is "misunderstood" or that he is "different"; none of this is necessarily complimentary, but it will flatter him infinitely more that merely telling him that he is brilliant, or noble, or wise, or good."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?"

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Woman! The peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification!"

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Beware of women who read-they also think."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The woman cries before the wedding and the man after."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Saying that men talk about baseball in order to avoid talking about their feelings is the same as saying that women talk about their feelings in order to avoid talking about baseball."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A woman is four times as shy, six times as brave and eight times as lusty as a man."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A woman's greatest power is her vulnerability."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If women ruled the world and we all got massages, there would be no war."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)