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Oscar WildeMen always want to be a woman’s first love. What women like is to be a man’s last romance.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Oscar WildeNever marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

AnonymousA woman hides from a man her past, the man hides her future.

—  Anonymous

Mignon McLaughlinWomen are the right age for just a few years; men, for most of their lives.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Bette DavisWhen a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

Mignon McLaughlinDesire is in men a hunger, in women only an appetite.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Bette DavisStrong women only marry weak men.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

Oscar WildeA man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Oscar WildeI like men who have a future and women who have a past.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Victor HugoMen hunt. Women fish.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Margaret ThatcherIn politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

Zsa Zsa GaborYou never really know a man until you have divorced him.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Dorothy ParkerI require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

Friedrich NietzscheThe true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerMen are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerOnly a male intellect clouded by the sexual drive could call the stunted, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped and short-legged sex the fair sex.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

H.L. MenckenIn the duel of sex, woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Mark TwainThere are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer them, or turn them into literature.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Oscar WildeA man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Oscar WildeAll women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Charles Caleb ColtonIf you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

Paul ValeryGod created man, and finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a female companion so that he might feel his solitude more acutely.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Helen RowlandA wise woman puts a grain of sugar in everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandTo 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, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandEvery man wants a woman to appeal to his better side and his nobler instincts - and another woman to help him forget them.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandA man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Sigmund FreudAnatomy is destiny.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Sacha GuitryA woman usually leaves a man only for another man, while a man may very well leave a woman because of her.

—  Sacha Guitry, 1885-1957, French writer

George SantayanaWhen men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.

—  George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-American philosopher

Karl KrausThe immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Karl KrausMoral responsibility is what is lacking in a man when he demands it of a woman.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Karl KrausThe woman takes one for all, and the man all for one.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Karl KrausA man's jealousy is a social institution, a woman's prostitution an instinct.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Karl KrausThe “rights” of women are men's duties.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Karl KrausFeminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Robert FrostA mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

T. S. EliotMen live by forgetting and woman live on memories.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

Bob DylanI think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn't allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

Zsa Zsa GaborThe only place men want depth in a woman is in her decolletage.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Zsa Zsa GaborOne of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Zsa Zsa GaborDiamonds are a girl's best friend and dogs are a man's best friend. Now you know which sex has more sense

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Arthur ClarkeSince women are better at producing babies, presumably Nature has given men some talent to compensate. But for the moment I can't think of it.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

George Bernard ShawHe who desires a lifetime of happiness with a beautiful woman desires to enjoy the taste of wine by keeping his mouth always full of it.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834, English poet & philosopher

H.L. MenckenMisogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Personal Stories

Harry TrumanThree things ruin a man: power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

Bible Quotes

Old TestamentIt is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.

—  Old Testament ‐ Genesis 2:18

Old TestamentThis is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman”, for she was taken out of man.

—  Old Testament ‐ Genesis 2:23

Quotes in Verse

John DrydenHere lies my wife: here let her lie!
Now she's at rest, and so am I.

—  John Dryden, 1631-1700, English poet

Funny Quotes

George CarlinHere'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.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

AnonymousIf a man says something in the woods and there are no women there, is he still wrong?

—  Anonymous

Henry YoungmanI take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back.

—  Henry Youngman, 1906-1998, American comedian

Katharine WhitehornOutside every thin woman is a fat man trying to get in.

—  Katharine Whitehorn, 1928-, British columnist

Stupid Quotes

Adolf HitlerA highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator

Movie Quotes

She Done Him Wrong (1933)When women go wrong, men go right after them.

—  from the film She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Breathless (1960)- What's more ethical: The women who cheats, or the man who walks out?
- The woman who cheats.

—  from the film Breathless (1960)


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