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Men and Women

Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover -- but will sooner or later find a tyrant.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her.

Paul Géraldy (1885-1983) French poet.


The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

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

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.

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When women go wrong, men go right after them.

Mae West (1892-1980) American actress and playwright.