WOMEN QUOTES X

quotations about women

Don't tell me about God having made such creatures to be companions for us! I don't say but He might make Eve to be a companion for Adam in Paradise--there was no cooking to be spoilt there, and no other woman to cackle with and make mischief; though you see what mischief she did as soon as she'd an opportunity.

GEORGE ELIOT, Adam Bede

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Son, heed my instruction, and apply thyself to know women; let thine eyes observe her when she is with another, for what she doeth with him, she will do with thee, also.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

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The mere idea of marriage, as a strong possibility, if not always nowadays a reasonable likelihood, existing to weaken the will by distracting its straight aim in the life of practically every young girl, is the simple secret of their confessed inferiority in men's pursuits and professions today.

WILLIAM BOLITHO, Twelve Against the Gods

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To awake a woman's curiosity is to make her pliable.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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A woman's lot is made for her by the love she accepts.

GEORGE ELIOT, Felix Holt

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My son, beware of a plain damsel who charmeth thee, for she needeth much wile, and useth diverse weapons.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

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Woman is the salvation or destruction of the family. She carries its destinies in the folds of her mantle.

HENRI-FREDERIC AMIEL, journal, December 11, 1872

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Woman is the highest, holiest, most precious gift to man. Her mission and throne is the family, and if anything is withheld that would make her more efficient, useful, or happy in that sphere, she is wronged, and has not her rights.

JOHN TODD, Woman's Rights

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It is easier to make a glass tube pliable than to convince an obstinate woman she is in fault.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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No man ever reaches manhood
till a woman's tenderness
is a part of his possession.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Conquerors"

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For one to admire a woman merely for her beauty, is to love the building for its exterior; but to love one for the greatness of her soul, is to appreciate the tenement for its intrinsic value.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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Man dreams of fame while woman wakes to love.

ALFRED TENNYSON, Idylls of the King

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Most fashionable ladies are as diamonds because they are more costly than useful.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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It's a strange thing to think of a man as can lift a chair with his teeth, and walk fifty mile on end, trembling and turning hot and cold at only a look from one woman out of all the rest i' the world. It's a mystery we can give no account of.

GEORGE ELIOT, Adam Bede

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An artful or false woman shall set thy pillow with thorns.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

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The world is full of women, and the women full of wile; so that a man, if he goeth not warily withal, shall surely fall a prey thereunto.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

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Woman began at zero, and has through ages slowly unfolded and risen. Each age has protested against growth as unsexing woman.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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When the hour of adversity arrives, when false friends are scattered, when we are moving through the keen atmosphere of selfishness, then it is that the virtuous wife, like an angel of light, shines with peculiar lustre.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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Men do foolish things thoughtlessly, knowing not why; but no woman doeth aught without a reason.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

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The less you notice them the more they chase after you. There's something perverse about women ... they're all masochists at heart.

HENRY MILLER, Tropic of Cancer

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