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Men and Women

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tiny.ag/gzoelgpa  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men mistake friendship, but not sex, for love; women mistake sex, but not friendship, for love.

Peter Wastholm, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/rxe07t5e  ·   Fair (506 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand.

Benny Hill, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/t9m3smqg  ·   Fair (1410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Women make love for love, men make love for lust.

Derrick Harge, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

tiny.ag/yefighwf  ·   Fair (1461 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

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

Robert A. Heinlein, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/ua3yjc0t  ·   Fair (1121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It is the ordinary women that know something about love. The gorgeous ones are too busy being gorgeous.

Katharine Hepburn, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

tiny.ag/xxgha1bk  ·   Fair (948 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men like to pursue an elusive woman like a cake of wet soap -- even men who hate baths.

Gelett Burgess, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/1nyf2coi  ·   Fair (908 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Giovanni Boccaccio, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/hbnpkm8x  ·   Fair (293 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When God created two sexes, he may have been overdoing it.

Charles Merrill Smith, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/of4kcoqn  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone.

Gloria Steinem, in Men and Women and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/v6ukdwhs  ·   Fair (874 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

Jane Austen, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/pn9z1dol  ·   Fair (837 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Marcel Archard, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/xkpw5kax  ·   Fair (843 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is anything disagreeable going on, men are always sure to get out of it.

Jane Austen, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/r1iq7coe  ·   Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

Helen Rowland, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

tiny.ag/rrtq0cbj  ·   Fair (1242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Robert Frost, in Law and Politics and Men and Women

tiny.ag/ndewfsya  ·   Fair (980 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The great question -- which I have not been able to answer -- is, "What does a woman want?"

Sigmund Freud, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/bxwn93cu  ·   Fair (817 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anatomy is destiny.

Sigmund Freud, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/umjestnq  ·   Fair (817 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A beautiful woman is the hell of the soul, the purgatory of the purse, and the paradise of the eyes.

Fontenelle, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/4gnwlaf8  ·   Fair (836 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

Alexandre Dumas, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/osjwdfeg  ·   Fair (948 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Beauty: That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Life and Death and Men and Women

tiny.ag/byi02vnc  ·   Fair (881 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.

John Erskine, in Men and Women