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The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.

+ Henry Brooks Adams +

The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder -- in that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever.

+ Maya Angelou +

Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him.

+ Minna Antrim +

Women like silent men. They think they're listening.

+ Marcel Archard +

If all men are born free, why is it that all women are born slaves?

+ Mary Astell +

She even had a kind of special position among men: she was an exception, she fitted none of the categories they commonly used when talking about girls; she wasn't a cock-teaser, a cold fish, an easy lay or a sneaky bitch; she was an honorary person. She had grown to share their contempt for most women.

+ Margaret Atwood +

With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.

+ Jane Austen +

Man loves little and often. Woman much and rarely.

+ Basta +

Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.

+ John Berger +

Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got.

+ Josh Billings +

While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.

+ Giovanni Boccaccio +

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

+ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton +

But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man's very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation.

+ Lord Byron +

It seems as though women keep growing. Eventually they can have little or nothing in common with the men they chose long ago.

+ Eugenie Clark +

In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.

+ Cyril Connolly +

Love is lost in men's capricious minds, but in women s, it fills all the room it finds.

+ John Crowne +

Men don't know much about women. We do know when they're happy. We know when they're crying, and we know when they're pissed off. We just don't know in what order these are gonna come at us.

+ Evan Davis +

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.

+ Denis Diderot +

Once a man is on hand, a woman tends to stop believing in her own beliefs.

+ Colette Dowling +

The woman is the home. That's where she used to be, and that's where she still is. You might ask me, What if a man tries to be part of the home -- will the woman let him? I answer yes. Because then he becomes one of the children.

+ Marguerite Duras +

Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient -- perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups.

+ Barbara Ehrenreich +

I tell you there isn't a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it's bearing children, and they do that in a poor make-shift way; it had better ha been left to the men.

+ George Eliot +

The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.

+ Linda Festa +

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.

+ Benjamin Franklin +

Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes.

+ Marilyn French +

Woman submits to her fate; man makes his.

+ Emile Gaboriau +

It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her.

+ Paul Geraldy +

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

+ Lynda Barry +

It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.

+ Charles Baudelaire +

When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.

+ Ernest Becker +

Love is the river of life in the world.

+ Henry Ward Beecher +

Honor the ocean of love.

+ George De Benneville +

And you are to love those who are your aliens for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. [Deuteronomy 10:19]

+ Bible +

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. [I Corinthians]

+ Bible +

When first we met we did not guess that Love would prove so hard a master.

+ Robert Bridges +

All the little emptiness of love!

+ Rupert Brooke +

Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.

+ Leo Buscaglia +

Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.

+ Lord Byron +

In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.

+ Italo Calvino +

Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.

+ Truman Capote +

Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.

+ Thomas Carlyle +

+ Pierre Teilhard De Chardin +

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.

+ Gilbert K. Chesterton +

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness, speak cheering words while their ears can hear, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them. George

+ Williams Childs +

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.

+ Mary Cholmondeley +

You can't put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.

+ Melanie Clark +

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.

+ Charles Caleb Colton +

Love is a tyrant sparing none.

+ Pierre Corneille +

Love - THE FEELING - is a fruit of love, the verb.

+ Stephen R. Covey +

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

+ Joan Crawford +

Love touched her heart, and lo! It beats high, and burns with such brave hearts.

+ Richard Crawshaw +

Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.

+ Quentin Crisp +

I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

+ Roy Croft +

The way to a woman's heart is through your wallet.

+ Frank Dane +

Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild.

+ Alexis Delp +

Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.

+ Yogi Desai +

I adore him… I have never been so happy. I have real love.

+ Princess of Wales Diana +

For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.

+ Baba Dioum +

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.

+ Benjamin Disraeli +

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

+ John Donne +

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

+ Lord Drewar +

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.

+ Henry Drummond +

Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.

+ John Dryden +

We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.

+ Du Coeur +

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

+ Maureen Duffy +

To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead --somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man --somewhere these, too, come together.

+ Marguerite Duras +

All mankind loves a lover.

+ Ralph Waldo Emerson +

We always come back to our first love.

+ Etienne +

People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel.

+ Irwin Federman +

You talk too much, you laugh too loud, that's the price of love.

+ Brian Ferry +

I don't want to live -- I want to love first, and live incidentally.

+ Zelda Fitzgerald +

You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.

+ Edward Flaherty +

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.

+ Emmet Fox +

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

+ Benjamin Franklin +

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.

+ Sigmund Freud +

Love, while you are able to love.

+ A. Frieligrath +

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

+ Erich Fromm +

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.

+ Mahatma Gandhi +

What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.

+ John Gay +

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.

+ Kahlil Gibran +

Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.

+ Louis Ginsberg +

If I love you, what business is it of yours?

+ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe +

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.

+ Vincent Van Gogh +

Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.

+ Rabbi J. Gordon +

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.

+ Baltasar Gracian +

Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.

+ Germaine Greer +

Love is a gift from God, and as we obey His laws and genuinely learn to serve others, we develop God's love in our lives. Love of God is the means of unlocking divine powers which help us to live worthily and to overcome the world.

+ David B. Haight +

Love is the final end of the world's history, the Amen of the universe.

+ Novalis Hardenberg +

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

+ Louise L. Hay +

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity -- love. And the story of a love is not important -- what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

+ Helen Hayes +

Love and a cough cannot be hid.

+ George Hebert +

Only the really plain people know about love --the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they very soon exhaust their talents.

+ Katharine Hepburn +

Those that embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing, but their narrow selves.

+ Johann Gottfried Von Herder +

Love is like a fruit. It may look good, but you shouldn't bite in it until it's ripe.

+ Nick Hertl +

Love is a conflict between reflexes and reflections.

+ Mangnu Hirschfield +

Love is like pi -- natural, irrational, and very important.

+ Lisa Hoffman +

Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.

+ Oliver Wendell Holmes +

Love is seeing without eyes, hearing without ears; hatred is nothing.

+ Doug Horton +

Lovers are fools, but Nature makes them so.

+ Elbert Hubbard +

To love another person is to see the face of God. [Les Miserables]

+ Victor Hugo +

Dive deep, O mind, dive deep in the ocean of God's beauty! If you descend to the uttermost depths, there you will find the gem of love.

+ Bengali Hymn +

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

+ Robert Green Ingersoll +

Love, you are eternal like springtime.

+ Juan Ramon Jiminez +

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.

+ Erica Jong +

Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never... never forget it.

+ Curtis Judalet +

Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.

+ Thomas ă Kempis +

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.

+ Kahlil Kibran +

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.

+ Francois De La Rochefoucauld +

We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.

+ Francois De La Rochefoucauld +

I shall always be a priest of love.

+ D. H. Lawrence +

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

+ Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz +

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.

+ Michael Leunig +

Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.

+ Stephen Levine +

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.

+ Harold Lokes +

A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.

+ Clare Boothe Luce +

Love is inseparable from knowledge.

+ St. Macarius of Egypt +

Great passions, my dear, don't exist: they're liars fantasies. What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while.

+ Anna Magnani +

There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality.

+ Francoise D'Aubegne Maintenon +

Nowadays men cannot love seven night but they must have all their desires: that love may not endure by reason; for where they be soon accorded and hasty, heat soon it cooleth. Right so fareth love nowadays, soon hot soon cold: this is no stability. But the old love was not so.

+ Sir Thomas Malory +

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.

+ Og Mandino +

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.

+ Katherine Mansfield +

A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.

+ Michael Garrett Marino +

Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us.

+ Guy De Maupassant +

To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia.

+ H. L. Mencken +


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

+ Denis Waitley +

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

+ J. Donald Walters +

Happiness is not in having being; it is in doing.

+ Lilian Eichler Watson +

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing Double Dahlias in his garden.

+ W Wolfe +

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.

+ William Butler Yeats +

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy!

+ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi +

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.

+ Margaret Young +


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