Men And Women Quotes

Most popular men and women quotes

Men make the gods; women worship them.

God

The evidence indicates that woman is, on the whole, biologically superior to man. - Ashley Montagu quote.
The evidence indicates that woman is, on the whole, biologically superior to man.
Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. - Oscar Wilde quote.
Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

marriage

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. - George Bernard Shaw quote.
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 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. - Oscar Wilde quote.
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.

love

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

feminism

Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women. - Nancy Astor quote.
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.

women

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like daughters. - Gloria Steinem quote.
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like daughters.

feminism

There is more difference within the sexes than between them. - Ivy Compton-Burnett quote.
There is more difference within the sexes than between them.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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.
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh quote.
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

friendship

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. - Katherine Hepburn quote.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy. - Henry Kissinger quote.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.

marriage relationships

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men. - George Eliot quote.
I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
Men gossip less than women, but mean it.

gossip

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly. - Margaret Atwood quote.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.

leadership power women

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. - Earl Wilson quote.
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.

feminism

Equal rights for the sexes will be achieved only when mediocre women occupy high positions.

feminism

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. - George Jean Nathan quote.
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.

age

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

witty ambition

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her. - Agatha Christie quote.
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.

men cynical deceit love

Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance. - Oscar Wilde quote.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.

romance

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

solitude

If every successful man needs a woman behind him, every successful woman needs at least three men.

success

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

wife husband marriage

Every woman should marry—and no man. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Every woman should marry—and no man.

marriage

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different. - George Santayana quote.
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor. - Jean-Paul Sartre quote.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men. - Theodor Reik quote.
Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men.
Ever since Eve gave Adam the apple, there has been a misunderstanding between the sexes about gifts.

apples gift Adam & Eve

Behind almost every woman you ever heard of stands a man who let her down.
In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female. - Cyril Connolly quote.
In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
Girls are born knowing everything they need to know; boys have to learn it.
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. - John O'Hara quote.
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.
The woman most in need of liberation is the woman in every man and the man in every woman. - William Sloane Coffin quote.
The woman most in need of liberation is the woman in every man and the man in every woman.
Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic. - Evelyn Waugh quote.
Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women. - James Russell Lowell quote.
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's. - Madame de Stael quote.
Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.
God made man, and then he said, I can do better than that, and made woman. - Adela Rogers St. Johns quote.
God made man, and then he said, I can do better than that, and made woman.
In our civilization, men are afraid that they will not be men enough and women are afraid that they might be considered only women. - Theodor Reik quote.
In our civilization, men are afraid that they will not be men enough and women are afraid that they might be considered only women.
Men play the game; women know the score.
Women are smarter than men because they listen.
Male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals.

men equality

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 ...love. Where is it written that a man has any less of those qualities than a woman?
— Kramer vs. Kramer

parents parenting

Women have more imagination than men. They need it to tell us how wonderful we are. - Arnold H. Glasow quote.
Women have more imagination than men. They need it to tell us how wonderful we are.

women

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.
John Gray Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

advice

Never dull your shine for somebody else. - Tyra Banks quote.
Never dull your shine for somebody else.

relationships advisory

The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg. - Margaret Thatcher quote.
The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg.
The first symptom of true love in a young man is timidity; in a young girl it is boldness. - Victor Hugo quote.
The first symptom of true love in a young man is timidity; in a young girl it is boldness.

love

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.

changing people marriage change

Charm is a woman's strength, just as strength is a man's charm. - Havelock Ellis quote.
Charm is a woman's strength, just as strength is a man's charm.

Strength charm

Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known. - F. Scott Fitzgerald quote.
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.

charm

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

cigars

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

communication

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

compliments

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. - Christopher Morley quote.
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.

dancing

It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.

enemies

A man's face is his autobiography.  A woman's face is her work of fiction. - Oscar Wilde quote.
A man's face is his autobiography.  A woman's face is her work of fiction.

face

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

flattery

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

friendship

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. - Milan Kundera quote.
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.
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. - Andrea Dworkin quote.
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.

gossip

A woman's head is always influenced by her heart, but a man's heart is always influenced by his head. - Lady Blessington quote.
A woman's head is always influenced by her heart, but a man's heart is always influenced by his head.

head and heart

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

hugs

Men should come with instruction booklets.

instruction men

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. - Deborah Tannen quote.
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.

intimacy

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him. - Brendan Francis quote.
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

love listening

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. - Honoré de Balzac quote.
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.

suffering

Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful. - Sir Max Beerbohm quote.
Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.
In the sex-war thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.

sex

You have to penetrate a woman's defenses.  Getting into her head is a prerequisite to getting into her body.
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.
Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes.  There is just too much fraternizing with the enemy. - Henry Kissinger quote.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes.  There is just too much fraternizing with the enemy.
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self—in the mirror of some woman's eyes. - Clare Booth Luce quote.
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self—in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
Other wars end eventually in victory, defeat or exhaustion, but the war between men and women goes on forever.
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. - Margaret Mead quote.
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.
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. - H. L. Mencken quote.
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.
There is no pain on this earth like seeing the same woman look at another man the way she once looked at you. - Walker Percy quote.
There is no pain on this earth like seeing the same woman look at another man the way she once looked at you.
The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women. - George Bernard Shaw quote.
The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women.
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. - George Bernard Shaw quote.
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.
Man is the hunter; woman is his game:
The sleek and shining creatures of the chase. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson quote.
Man is the hunter; woman is his game:
The sleek and shining creatures of the chase.
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
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. - Virginia Woolf quote.
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.
As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men. - Joseph Addison quote.
As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent. - Susan B. Anthony quote.
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can.
Seldom found in woman, never found in man.

patience

Guys are like dogs...keep coming back.  Ladies are like cats.  Yell at a cat one time...they're gone. - Lenny Bruce quote.
Guys are like dogs...keep coming back.  Ladies are like cats.  Yell at a cat one time...they're gone.
Lenny Bruce Comedy on Record: The Complete Critical Discography
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. - Agatha Christie quote.
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.
Man and woman are two locked caskets, of which each contains the key to the other. - Isak Dinesen quote.
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. - Isadora Duncan quote.
A woman who has known but one man is like a person who has heard only one composer.
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. - Finley Peter Dunne quote.
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 live by forgetting—women live on memories. - T. S. Eliot quote.
Men live by forgetting—women live on memories.
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. - Havelock Ellis quote.
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.
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. - Edna Ferber quote.
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.
A man has every season, while a woman only has the right to spring.  That disgusts me.
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.
Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it takes a very clever woman to manage a fool. - Rudyard Kipling quote.
Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it takes a very clever woman to manage a fool.
In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnaught, and man from an open raft. - H. L. Mencken quote.
In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnaught, and man from an open raft.

sex

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. - Coventry Patmore quote.
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

Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn't make sense not to use both.
Women speak in estrogen and men listen in testosterone.
Richard Roeper Hollywood Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Delightfully Persistent Myths of Film, Television, and Music
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." - Helen Rowland quote.
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."
A woman flees from temptation, but a man just crawls away from it in the cheerful hope that it may overtake him. - Helen Rowland quote.
A woman flees from temptation, but a man just crawls away from it in the cheerful hope that it may overtake him.
Helen Rowland A Guide to Men: Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl

temptation

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. - Olive Schreiner quote.
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.

moon

Women might be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake whole relationships. - Sharon Stone quote.
Women might be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake whole relationships.
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. - Thomas Szasz quote.
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.
Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship.
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. - Anthony Bourdain quote.
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.
A woman's greatest glory is to be little talked about by men, whether for good or ill. - Pericles quote.
A woman's greatest glory is to be little talked about by men, whether for good or ill.

glory

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

funny

How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. - Anaïs Nin quote.
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavour.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her. - Oscar Wilde quote.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
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. - Oscar Wilde quote.
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.
I see when men love women, they give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. - Oscar Wilde quote.
I see when men love women, they give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her. - Oscar Wilde quote.
When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat. - Oscar Wilde quote.
Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects. - Oscar Wilde quote.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened. - Rita Rudner quote.
Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened.
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother; if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. - Harold Macmillan quote.
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother; if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.

success

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.
Sally Helgesen How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

office career