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Quote of the day October 31st, 2014

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

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A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

ROBERT FROST

A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.

MARGARET SANGER

A house does not need a wife any more than it needs a husband. (on the term "housewife")

CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe; she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train.

PHYLLIS MCGINLEY

A little more matriarchy is what the world needs, and I know it. Period. Paragraph.

DOROTHY THOMPSON

A successful woman preacher was once asked "what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry?" "Not one," she answered, "except the lack of a minister's wife."

ANNA GARLIN SPENCER

A woman has the age she deserves.

COCO CHANEL

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.

G. K. CHESTERTON

All young women begin by believing they can change and reform the men they marry. They can't.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.

BOOTH TARKINGTON

Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.

GLORIA STEINEM

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes."

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE

Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, I have not been able to answer... the great question that has never been answered: what does a woman want?

SIGMUND FREUD

Does feminist mean large unpleasant person who'll shout at you or someone who believes women are human beings. To me it's the latter, so I sign up.

MARGARET ATWOOD

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different. Persons and Places: The Middle Span, 1945

GEORGE SANTAYANA

God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.

FARRAH FAWCETT

Had I been a man, I might have explored the Poles or climbed Mount Everest, but as it was, my spirit found outlet in the air. Aviator

AMY JOHNSON

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.

GEORGE CARLIN

History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in.... I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome. (spoken by Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey')

JANE AUSTEN

I am a woman above everything else.

JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS

I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it.

BARBARA JORDAN

I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves.

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there.

MAUREEN REAGAN

I worshipped dead men for their strength, Forgetting I was strong.

VITA SACKVILLE-WEST

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.

STANLEY BALDWIN

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.

ABIGAIL ADAMS

If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?

GLORIA STEINEM

If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.

MARGARET THATCHER

In the faces of men and women I see God.

WALT WHITMAN

Intuition is truly a feminine quality, but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift.

MINNA ANTRIM

It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!

ANNA GARLIN SPENCER

It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it.

CLAUDETTE COLBERT

It would be as wise to set up an accomplished lawyer to saw wood as a business as to condemn an educated and sensible woman to spend all her time boiling potatoes and patching old garments. Yet this is the lot of many a one who incessantly stitches and boils and bakes, compelled to thrust back out of sight the aspirations which fill her soul.

SARAH GRIMKE

Life on the planet is born of woman.

ADRIENNE RICH

Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk.

W. L. GEORGE

Men need rule books. Women want men to intuit what they want. And only about 2% of men can do that, and most of them are not heterosexual.

DENNIS PRAGER

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.

SUSAN B. ANTHONY

Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!

BARACK OBAMA

No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems. Woman's Share in Social Culture, 1912

ANNA GARLIN SPENCER

No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

Recently a young mother asked for advice. What, she wanted to know, was she to do with a 7-year-old who was obstreperous, outspoken, and inconveniently willful? "Keep her," I replied.... The suffragettes refused to be polite in demanding what they wanted or grateful for getting what they deserved. Works for me.

ANNA QUINDLEN

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.

FAITH WHITTLESEY

She was the cornerstone of our family and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. [with his sister, on the death of his grandmother Madelyn Dunham just before the November 2008 election]

BARACK OBAMA

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

Some leaders are born women.

UNKNOWN

Someone asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true and incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.

GLORIA STEINEM

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

KATHARINE HEPBURN

The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between its men and its women.

PEARL S. BUCK

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.

MARGARET FULLER

The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement in a manner that would be amusingly absurd were it not so monstrously unjust and socially harmful. Woman's Share in Social Culture, 1912

ANNA GARLIN SPENCER

The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that ... women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.

LOUISE OTTO

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.

VIRGINIA WOOLF

The history of woman is the history of the continued and universal oppression of one sex by the other. The emancipation of woman is her restoration to equal rights and privileges with man.

TENNESSE CLAFLIN

The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend. The Life of Reason, 1905-1906

GEORGE SANTAYANA

The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.

ANGELA CARTER

The original necessity for the ceaseless presence of the woman to maintain the altar fire -- and it was an altar fire in very truth at one period -- has passed with the means of prompt ignition; the matchbox has freed the housewife from that incessant service, but the feeling that women should stay at home is with us yet.

CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

ROSEANNE BARR

There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.

CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

Today whenever women gather together it is not necessarily nurturing. It is coalition building. And if you feel the strain, you may be doing some good work.

BERNICE JOHNSON REAGON

We want rights. The flour merchant, the house-builder, and the postman charge us no less on account of our sex; but when we endeavor to earn money to pay all these, then, indeed, we find the interest. [1855]

LUCY STONE

Well behaved women rarely make history.

LAUREL THATCHER ULRICH

We've got a generation now who were born with semiequality. They don't know how it was before, so they think, this isn't too bad. We're working. We have our attache' cases and our three piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don't realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle.

ERMA BOMBECK

What I know in life runs the gamut of the "feminist experience." The true meaning of feminism is this: to use your strong womanly image to gain strong results in society.

PAMELA ANDERSON

What passes for woman's intuition is often nothing more than man's transparency.

GEORGE JEAN NATHAN

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.

CHARLOTTE WHITTON

When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.

ADRIENNE RICH

When people ask me why I am running as a woman, I always answer, "What choice do I have?"

PAT SCHROEDER

When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do; then they act upon it, and if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it; if it fails, they generously give her the whole. in Little Women

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet. . . indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

VIRGINIA WOOLF

Why are women ... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

VIRGINIA WOOLF

Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

ROBERT HEINLEIN

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their opressors.

EVELYN CUNNINGHAM

Women do not always have to write about women, or gay men about gay men. Indeed, something good and new might happen if they did not.

KATHRYN HUGHES

Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.

EMMA GOLDMAN

Women share with men the need for personal success, even the taste of power, and no longer are we willing to satisfy those needs through the achievements of surrogates, whether husbands, children, or merely role models.

ELIZABETH DOLE

Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.

MARGARET MEAD

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

JANE GALVIN LEWIS


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