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Women and Men Quotes


Top 30 Women and Men Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Women and Men Quotes

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves

- Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), English pioneer of women’s rights, pictured right.



No 2Women and Men Quotes

Power has no sex

- Katharine Graham (1917-2001), owner of the Washington Post, pictured right.



No 3Women and Men Quotes

It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.

- Betty Friedan, pictured right ,The Feminine Mystique (1963).


Friedan also comments:

Men will only be truly liberated to love women, and to be fully themselves, when women are liberated,



No 4Women and Men Quotes

Woman must not accept, she must challenge.

- Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), American feminist, pictured right.



No 5Women and Men Quotes

So long as women are slaves, men will be knaves.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), American feminist, pictured right.



No 6Women and Men Quotes

If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.

- Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), American film star (pictured right).



No 7Women and Men Quotes

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

(from The Importance of Being Earnest)

- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish writer, pictured right.



No 8Women and Men Quotes

Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned,

Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned.

(from the 1697 poem The Mourning Bride)

- William Congreve (1670-1729), pictured right, English writer.



No 9Women and Men Quotes

I want to be something so much worthier than the doll in the doll's house,

(Bella in the 1865 novel Our Mutual Friend)

- Charles Dickens (1812-70), pictured right, English writer.



No 10Women and Men Quotes

Yes, injured woman! rise, assert thy right!

(from the 1792 poem The Rights of Woman)

- Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825), pictured right, English writer.



No 11Women and Men Quotes

 She who has never loved, has never lived.

(from the 1724 play The Captives)

- John Gay (1685-1732), pictured right, English writer.



Women and Men QuotesNo 12

A woman is like a teabag -only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.

- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), pictured right, American human rights campaigner

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(later said by Nancy Reagan (1921- ), pictured right below, wife of the American president, Ronald Reagan)




No 13Women and Men Quotes

She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.

- Groucho Marx (1890-1977), American comedian and film and TV star, pictured right.


Marx also says:

A man's only as old as the woman he feels.

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.



No 14Women and Men Quotes

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.

- Simone de Beauvoir, pictured right.,Second Sex (1949)



No 15Women and Men Quotes

Why have women passion, intellect, moral activity...and a place in society where no one of the three can be exercised?

- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), English nurse, pictured right.



No 16Women and Men Quotes

A woman’s truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children.

- Lucy Stone (1818-93), American campaigner for women’s rights, pictured right.



No 17Women and Men Quotes

A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.

- Leonard Cohen, pictured right, The Favourite Game (1963)



No 18Women and Men Quotes

In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.

- Aung San Suu Kyi (1945-), pictured right,Burmese political leader



No 19Women and Men Quotes

A woman should soften but not weaken a man.

- Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist, pictured right.



No 20Women and Men Quotes

Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries.

- Cher (1946- ), pictured right, American singer and actress.



No 21Women and Men Quotes

When women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them.

- Lenin (1870-1924), pictured right, Russian leader.



No 22Women and Men Quotes

Every woman has the right to be beautiful.

- Elizabeth Arden (1884-1966), pictured right, Canadian-born American cosmetics boss.

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Estée Lauder (1906-2004), pictured right, another American cosmetics boss, also comments:

 Beauty is an attitude...There are no ugly women, only women who don’t care or who don’t believe they’re attractive


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No 23

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

- Mae West, the American actress, pictured right, in the 1933 film, She Done Him Wrong.



No 24Women and Men Quotes

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress,

- Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French fashion designer and businesswoman (pictured right).



No 25Women and Men Quotes

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.

- Erica Jong (1942- ), pictured right, American writer.



No 26Women and Men Quotes

Marge, I’m going to miss you so much. And it’s not just the sex! It’s also the food preparation.,

- Homer Simpson, pictured right, American cartoon character (speaking to his wife, Marge).


No 27Women and Men Quotes

If there is anything disagreeable going on, men are always sure to get out of it

(from the 1817 novel Persuasion)

- Jane Austen (1775-1817), pictured right, English writer.


In Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma Emma Woodhouse also comments:

 One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other,


No 28 Women and Men Quotes

If men had to have babies, they would only have one each.

- Princess Diana (1961-97), pictured right, in late pregnancy with Prince Harry.



No 29Women and Men Quotes

Women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties and a field for their efforts,

(from the 1847 novel Jane Eyre)

- Charlotte Brontë (1816-55), English writer, pictured right



No 30Women and Men Quotes

The ultimate by-product of women's liberation is the liberation of men from the incubus of having to seal themselves up in an office for 40 years to support a totally dependent wife,

- Marya Mannes (1904-90), pictured right, American writer.

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