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A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
- Adlai Stevenson
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A Frenchwoman, when double-crossed, will kill her rival; the Italian woman would rather kill her deceitful lover; the Englishwoman simply breaks off relations-but they all will console themselves with another man.
- Charles Boyer
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A woman can smell mink through six inches of lead. (Double Dynamite)
- Groucho Marx
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A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
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A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
- Gloria Steinem
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A women's greatest asset is her beauty.
- Alex Comfort
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Age to women is like Kryptonite to Superman.
- Kathy Lette
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All womanhood is hampered today because the world on which it is emerging is a world that tries to worship both virgins and mothers and in the end despises motherhood and despoils virgins.
- W. E. B. Du Bois
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Americans like fat books and thin women.
- Russell Baker
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Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
- Agatha Christie
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Behind every successful man there is a surprised woman.
- Maryon Pearson
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Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.
- Frances Perkins
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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
- Joseph Conrad
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Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.
- Fran Lebowitz
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Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
- Oscar Wilde
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Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.
- Samuel Butler
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Cosmetics is a boon to every woman, but a girl's best friend is still a nearsighted man.
- Yoko Ono
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Don't give a woman advice; one should never give a woman anything she can't wear in the evening.
- Oscar Wilde
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Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse.
- Will Rogers
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From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.
- Raymond Chandler
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Girls are always running through my mind. They don't dare walk.
- Andy Gibb
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Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can't get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.
- Yul Brynner
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Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny
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Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.
- Helen Gurley Brown
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Guys are like dogs. They keep coming back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time...they're gone.
- Lenny Bruce
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How can I possibly dislike a sex to which Your Majesty belongs? (on Queen Victoria's suggestion that he disliked women)
- Cecil Rhodes
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I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance -- a sharp, vindictive glance.
- James Thurber
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I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.
- Louis XIV
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I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
- Susan B. Anthony
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I like my whisky old and my women young.
- Errol Flynn
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I mention my age because I find people in this country - women, not men, of course - women are so troubled by their age. There's a culture of youth, and it's a phony culture.
- Teresa Heinz Kerry
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I wonder why it is, that young men are always cautioned against bad girls. Anyone can handle a bad girl. It's the good girls men should be warned against.
- David Niven
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I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships.
- Gilda Radner
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If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.
- Katharine Graham
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If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis
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If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
- Margaret Thatcher
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It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it.
- Claudette Colbert
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Man has will, but woman has her way.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Men are generally more law-abiding than women. Women have the feeling that since they didn't make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them.
- Diane Johnson
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My understanding of women goes only as far as the pleasures. (Alfie, 1966)
- Michael Caine
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Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words 'large' or 'size' with 'rear end.' Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me.
- Tim Allen
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No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
- Kin Hubbard
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No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
- Oscar Wilde
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Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
- Bill Vaughan
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One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde
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Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands.
- Abigail Adams
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She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
- George Ade
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The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The body of a young woman is God's greatest achievement. Of course He could have made it to last longer, but you can't have everything. -- (The Gingerbread Lady, 1970)
- Neil Simon
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The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
- Anne Louise Germaine de StaŽl
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The female sex has no greater fan than I, and I have the bills to prove it.
- Alan Jay Lerner
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The soundtrack to 'Indecent Exposure' is a romantic mix of music that I know most women love to hear, so I never keep it far from me when women are nearby.
- Fabio
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The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
- Roseanne Barr
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The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.
- Chinese Proverb
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There are no women composers, never have been, and possibly never will be. (when asked why only male composers appeared in his repertoire)
- Thomas Beecham
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There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling, and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou
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There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world, and those who want power in bed.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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There's a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there's a hell of a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect.
- Roseanne Barr
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There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.
- Will Rogers
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They are so afraid we shall break down, and you know the reputation of the college is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without injuring their health.
- Ellen Swallow Richards
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Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
- Spiro Agnew
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To a woman the first kiss is just the end of the beginning but to a man it is the beginning of the end.
- Helen Rowland
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To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland
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To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse.
- Rudolph Valentino
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We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines. They don't know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, "You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms."
- Elayne Boosler
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What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
- Lord Byron
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Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
- Charlotte Whitton
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When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
- Elayne Boosler
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Whether women are better than men I cannot sayóbut I can say they are certainly no worse.
- Golda Meir
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Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?
- Barbra Streisand
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Why should I limit myself to only one woman when I can have as many women as I want?
- George Gershwin
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Woman played her part in early California by reason of her absence.
- Hubert Howe Bancroft
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Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
- Tim Allen
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Women are like Elephants. I like to watch them, but I wouldn't want to own one. (Mississippi, 1935)
- W. C. Fields
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Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
- Oscar Wilde
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Women aren't as mere as they used to be.
- Walt Kelly
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Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.
- Roseanne Barr
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Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.
- Elsa Schiaparelli
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Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend.
- Marcel Achard
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Women have invented nothing in all that, except the men who were born as male babies and grew up to be men big enough to be killed fighting.
- Janet Flanner
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Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work or prison.
- Tim Allen
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Women should try to increase their size rather than decrease it, because I believe the bigger we are, the more space we'll take up, and the more we'll have to be reckoned with.
- Roseanne Barr
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Women truly are better than men. Otherwise, they'd be intolerable.
- Edward Abbey
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Women want to be treated as equals, not sequels
- Kathy Lette
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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Timothy Leary
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Women's music is underrepresented.
- Beth Anderson
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Women, like princes, find few real friends.
- George Lyttelton
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Women... can't live with 'em... can't shoot 'em.
- Ivan Turgenev
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You can never tell what's in a woman's mind, And if she's from Harlem, there's no use o' tryin'
- W. C. Handy
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You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on fire - they're exactly alike.
- Dave Attell
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You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
- Erica Jong
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