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The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong. Henry Adams

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As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men. Joseph Addison

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A man's brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women's brain does. Barbara De Angelis

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The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder -- in that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever. Maya Angelou

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There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them. Jane Austen

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Every woman is like a time-zone. She is a nocturnal fragment of your journey. She brings you unflaggingly closer to the next night. Jean Baudrillard

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Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them. Walter Bagehot

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Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are. Barbara De Angelis

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So it is naturally with the male and the female; the one is superior, the other inferior; the one governs, the other is governed; and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind. Aristotle

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Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him. Minna Antrim

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Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got. Josh Billings

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Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. John Berger

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When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird. Minna Antrim

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With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works. Jane Austen

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A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold. Julie Burchill

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I think the worst woman that ever existed would have made a man of very passable reputation -- they are all better than us and their faults such as they are must originate with ourselves. George Gordon Noel Byron^! 6th Baron Byron

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I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men. Coco Chanel

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The nearer society approaches to divine order, the less separation will there be in the characters, duties, and pursuits of men and women. Women will not become less gentle and graceful, but men will become more so. Women will not neglect the care and education of their children, but men will find themselves ennobled and refined by sharing those duties with them; and will receive, in return, co-operation and sympathy in the discharge of various other duties, now deemed inappropriate to women. The more women become rational companions, partners in business and in thought, as well as in affection and amusement, the more highly will men appreciate home. Lydia Child

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What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies. Denis Diderot

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A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female. Cyril Connolly

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The woman is the home. That's where she used to be, and that's where she still is. You might ask me, What if a man tries to be part of the home -- will the woman let him? I answer yes. Because then he becomes one of the children. Marguerite Duras

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To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long. Marlene Dietrich

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Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient -- perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups. Barbara Ehrenreich

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Upscale young men seem to go for the kind of woman who plays with a full deck of credit cards, who won't cry when she's knocked to the ground while trying to board the six o clock Eastern shuttle, and whose schedule doesn't allow for a sexual encounter lasting more than twelve minutes. Barbara Ehrenreich

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Women are an enslaved population -- the crop we harvest is children, the fields we work are houses. Women are forced into committing sexual acts with men that violate integrity because the universal religion -- contempt for women -- has as its first commandment that women exist purely as sexual fodder for men. Andrea Dworkin

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A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters.

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Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more. Nicolas Chamfort

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Where women love each other, men learn to smother their mutual dislike. George Eliot

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Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men. Colette

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A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover -- but will sooner or later find a tyrant. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man's very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation. George Gordon Noel Byron^! 6th Baron Byron

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Girls we love for what they are; men for what they promise to be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue. Benjamin Franklin

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A man's idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady's idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement and burglary. Finley Peter Dunne

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There is something to me very softening in the presence of a woman, some strange influence, even if one is not in love with them, which I cannot at all account for, having no very high opinion of the sex. But yet, I always feel in better humor with myself and every thing else, if there is a woman within ken. George Gordon Noel Byron^! 6th Baron Byron

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Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. Katharine Hepburn

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The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman. Henry James

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Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run. Edward Hoagland

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And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment. George Eliot

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I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out. George Eliot

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I tell you there isn't a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it's bearing children, and they do that in a poor make-shift way; it had better ha been left to the men. George Eliot

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Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever. Anita Loos

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Women lie about their age; men lie about their income. William Feather

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I must have women -- there is nothing unbends the mind like them. John Gay

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I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn. Germaine Greer

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Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last. Remy de Gourmont