Men And Women Quotes

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Every woman should marry—and no man.


Men make the gods; women worship them.


Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.
Men gossip less than women, but mean it.


Men play the game; women know the score.
Never dull your shine for somebody else.

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Men should come with instruction booklets.

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Men are nicer to the women they don't marry.

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You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.


Men live by forgetting—women live on memories.
Women are smarter than men because they listen.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

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Women speak in estrogen and men listen in testosterone.
The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg.
As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.
It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.


There is more difference within the sexes than between them.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
Charm is a woman's strength, just as strength is a man's charm.

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A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

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'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.


A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry to a woman.


Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.

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A man's face is his autobiography.  A woman's face is her work of fiction.


Women might be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake whole relationships.
God made man, and then he said, I can do better than that, and made woman.
Behind almost every woman you ever heard of stands a man who let her down.
Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship.
Girls are born knowing everything they need to know; boys have to learn it.
Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's.
I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnaught, and man from an open raft.


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


The evidence indicates that woman is, on the whole, biologically superior to man.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.


Man and woman are two locked caskets, of which each contains the key to the other.
A woman who has known but one man is like a person who has heard only one composer.
Women have more imagination than men. They need it to tell us how wonderful we are.


Man is the hunter; woman is his game:
The sleek and shining creatures of the chase.
Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn't make sense not to use both.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.

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Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman.
A woman's greatest glory is to be little talked about by men, whether for good or ill.


A man has every season, while a woman only has the right to spring.  That disgusts me.
In the sex-war thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can.
Seldom found in woman, never found in man.


In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
Male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
The woman most in need of liberation is the woman in every man and the man in every woman.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.
The first symptom of true love in a young man is timidity; in a young girl it is boldness.


When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
Equal rights for the sexes will be achieved only when mediocre women occupy high positions.


Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.

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Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.


The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women.
If every successful man needs a woman behind him, every successful woman needs at least three men.


Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes.  There is just too much fraternizing with the enemy.
Ever since Eve gave Adam the apple, there has been a misunderstanding between the sexes about gifts.

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Guys are like dogs...keep coming back.  Ladies are like cats.  Yell at a cat one time...they're gone.
A woman's head is always influenced by her heart, but a man's heart is always influenced by his head.

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Women are never disarmed by compliments.  Men always are.  That is the difference between the two sexes.


Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.


A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self—in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals.

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No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother; if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.


Men and women belong to different species, and communication between them is a science still in its infancy.


You have to penetrate a woman's defenses.  Getting into her head is a prerequisite to getting into her body.
Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men.
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
There is no pain on this earth like seeing the same woman look at another man the way she once looked at you.
Other wars end eventually in victory, defeat or exhaustion, but the war between men and women goes on forever.
A woman flees from temptation, but a man just crawls away from it in the cheerful hope that it may overtake him.


I see when men love women, they give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like daughters.


Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it takes a very clever woman to manage a fool.
The man who didn't want his wife to work has been succeeded by the man who asks about her chances of getting a raise.


Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.


I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.


God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.


Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.


Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack.  Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.


A man marries a woman hoping she'll never change—and she does.  A woman marries a man hoping he will change—and he doesn't.

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Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.


Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor.


If a man is vain, flatter. If timid, flatter. If boastful, flatter. In all history, too much flattery never lost a gentleman.


How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her imagination, and then they both speak of it as an affair of "the heart."
In our civilization, men are afraid that they will not be men enough and women are afraid that they might be considered only women.
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.
Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.


A woman is a foreign land,
Of which, though there he settle young,
A man will ne'er quite understand,
The customs, politics, and tongue.


Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another.
Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavour.
They say great themes make great novels. but what these young writers don't understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women.
A man's idea in a card game is war—cruel, devastatin', and pitiless.  A lady's idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement, an' burglary.
Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it—but there is.


While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.


Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.
Why was I not the sort of person, or why was I not seen as the sort of person, that these women could feel comfortable confiding in? I see this as a personal failing.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. Women have a more subtle instinct about things. What they like is to be a man's last romance.


How men hate waiting while their wives shop for clothes and trinkets; how women hate waiting, often for much of their lives, while their husbands shop for fame and glory.
The allurement that women hold out to men is precisely the allurement that Cape Hatteras holds out to sailors: they are enormously dangerous and hence enormously fascinating.
Though all human beings need both intimacy and independence, women tend to focus on the first and men on the second.  It is as if their lifeblood ran in different directions.


On Venus it is considered a loving gesture to offer advice.  But on Mars it is not.  Women need to remember that Martians do not offer advice unless it is directly requested.


When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.
The feminine in the man is the sugar in the whiskey.  The masculine in the woman is the yeast in the bread.  Without these ingredients the result is flat, without tang or flavor.
Maleness in America is not absolutely defined; it has to be kept and re-earned every day, and one essential element in the definition is beating women in every game that both sexes play.
If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's natures with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.
My mother said it was simple to keep a man, you must be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen, and a whore in the bedroom.  I said I'd hire the other two and take care of the bedroom bit.
The gaze of a man has often been described.  It seems to fasten coldly on the woman, as if it were measuring, weighing, evaluating, choosing her, as if, in other words, it were turning her into a thing.
Women are most likely to be evaluated based on their contributions, while men are most likely to be evaluated based on their potential—nebulous criteria that can result in a less qualified man getting the job.

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When men and women pick one another up for just a bit of fun, they find they've picked up more than they bargained for, because men and women have a top story as well as a ground floor, and you can't have the one without the other.
Men find danger in many ways—women are reduced to finding their danger mostly in affairs of sex. That is why, perhaps, they welcome the hint of the tiger—the sheathed claws, the treacherous spring.  The excellent fellow who will make a good and kind husband—they pass him by.
What law is it that says a woman is a better parent simply by virtue of her sex? I guess I've had to think a lot about whatever it is that makes somebody a good parent: constancy, patience, understanding Where is it written that a man has any less of those qualities than a woman?
— Kramer vs. Kramer

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Boys seem to think that girls hold the keys to all happiness, because the female is supposed to have the right of consent and for dissent. It's interesting that they didn't realize in those yearning days past, nor even in the present days of understanding, that if the female had the right to decide, she suffered from her inability to instigate. That is, she could only say yes or no if she was asked.