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Comment#  ·   Fair (359 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A diplomat is a man who can convince his wife she'd look stout in a fur coat.

Unknown, in Law and Politics and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man needs a mistress, just to break the monogamy.

Unknown, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (270 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A woman has to be twice as good as a man, to be regarded as half that clever.

Unknown, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman never forgets the men she could have had; a man, the women he couldn't.

Unknown, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (285 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give a man free hands and you'll know where to find them.

Mae West, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

Rudyard Kipling, in Men and Women and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (542 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was like eating an egg without salt.

Rudyard Kipling, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (388 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you want a high performance woman, I can go from zero to bitch in less than 2.1 seconds.

Krystal Ann Kraus, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (507 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

Timothy Leary, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (506 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Benny Hill, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (347 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman is as bad as she dares.

Elbert Hubbard, in Men and Women and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (2985 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My notion of a wife at forty is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two twenties.

Douglas Jerrold, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women.

Lord Kelvin, in Men and Women and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   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

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