Woman Quotes Quotes

It's nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.

Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle

According to usage and conventions which are at last being questioned but have by no means been overcome, the social presence of a woman is different in kind from that of a man...A man's presence suggests what he is capable of doing to you or for you... By contrast, a woman's presence expresses her own attitude to herself, and defines what can and cannot be done to her.

John Peter Berger

The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children.

Paul R. Ehrlich

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.

Sophia Loren

Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.

Charles V

When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn't she behave like a nice man?

Edith Evans

I am woman! I am invincible! I am pooped!


A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.

Thomas Hardy

A vice in common can be the ground of a friendship but not a virtue in common. X and Y may be friends because they are both drunkards or womanizers but, if they are both sober and chaste, they are friends for some other reason.

Wystan Hugh Auden

The mystics themselves do not seem to have believed their physical and mental sufferings to be a sign of grace, but it is unfortunate that it is precisely physical manifestations which appeal most to the religiosity of the mob. A woman might spend twenty years nursing lepers without having any notice taken of her, but let her once exhibit the stigmata or live for long periods on nothing but the Host and water, and in no time the crowd will be clamoring for her beatification.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Only by being a man or woman for others does one become fully human.

Pedro Arrupe

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a "home" might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation

Emily Post

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.

Soren Kierkegaard

A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.

William Congreve

It puts limits on criminals' rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman.

Lindsey Graham
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