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Men and Women

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.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

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

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

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

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher.

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 (1819-1880) British writer.

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

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.


For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago.

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

Girls we love for what they are; men for what they promise to be.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

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

Henry James (1843-1916) American author.

Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.