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Bob MarleyNo Woman, No Cry

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

Sigmund FreudThe great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?”

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

Aristotle OnassisIf women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

—  Aristotle Onassis, 1900-1975, Greek tycoon

Bill CosbyWomen don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.

—  Bill Cosby, 1937-, American comedian

Golda MeirTo be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.

—  Golda Meir, 1898-1978, Israeli Prime Minister

Mignon McLaughlinWomen usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Mignon McLaughlinIt upsets women to be, or not to be, stared at hungrily.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Louis XIV of FranceI could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.

—  Louis XIV of France, 1638-1715, King of France (le Roi Soleil)

SocratesIf we are to use women for the same things as the men, we must also teach them the same things.

—  Socrates, 469-399 BC, Ancient Geek Philosopher

Pablo PicassoThere are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Ambrose BierceWoman would be more charming if one could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

NapoleonWomen are nothing but machines for producing children.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Friedrich NietzscheWoman was God’s second mistake.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Oscar WildeWomen are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Oscar WildeWomen have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Samuel JohnsonNature has given woman so much power that the law cannot afford to give her more.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Philip SidneyNo is no negative in a woman's mouth.

—  Philip Sidney, 1554-1586, English poet & courtier

Victor HugoWhen a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Charles BaudelaireWomen do not know how to separate the soul from the body.

—  Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867, French poet

Helen RowlandWoman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification.

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

La RochefoucauldThe hell of women is old age.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

La RochefoucauldOne can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Fyodor DostoyevskyThe life of a woman is an endless search for a master.

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian writer

Karl KrausNothing is more unfathomable than a woman's superficiality.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Zsa Zsa GaborWhat is really important for a woman, you know, even more than being beautiful or intelligent, is to be entertaining.

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

Eleanor RooseveltWomen are like tea bags. You never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Edmund BurkeWoman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.

—  Edmund Burke, 1729-1797, British statesman & philosopher

Ancient Greek

DiogenesWhen the lamp goes off, all the women are the same.

Λυχνίας σβεσθείσης, πάσα γυνή ομοία.

—  Diogenes, 410-323 BC, Ancient Greek Cynic philosopher

MenanderSea, fire and, the third evil, woman.

Θάλασσα και πυρ, και γυνή τρίτον κακόν.

—  Menander, 4th cent. BC, Ancient Greek dramatist (New Comedy)

AristotleWomen are more envious and more querulous than men.

Γυνή ανδρός φθονερώτερον και μεμψιμοιρότερον.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

HomerWe can never trust women again.

Επεὶ ουκέτι πιστά γυναιξίν.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Odyssey XI


French proverbLook for the woman [to find the cause]

Cherchez la femme.

—  French proverb

English proverbA woman's work is never done.

—  English proverb

Movie Quotes

As Good As it Gets (1997)-How do you write women so well?
- I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.

—  from the film As Good As it Gets (1997)


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