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Men and Women

Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later, for another thing, they die earlier.

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

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 (1819-1880) British writer.

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 (1819-1880) British writer.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

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

Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) French writer.

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.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.

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

Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918) American historian, journalist and novelist.

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist.

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.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.