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Oh, the shrewdness of their shrewdness when they are shrewd, And the rudeness of their rudeness when they're rude; But the shrewdness of their shrewdness and the rudeness of their rudeness, Are as nothing to their goodness when they're good.

Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes , Source: Concord Days--August--Woman

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On one she smiles, and he was blest; She smiles elsewhere--we make a din! But 'twas not love which heaved her breast, Fair child!--it was the bliss within.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Euphrosyne

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Woman's love is writ in water, Woman's faith is traced in sand. - Sir Robert Aytoun (Ayton) of Kincaldie,

Sir Robert Aytoun (Ayton) of Kincaldie Quotes , Source: Lays of Scottish Cavaliers--Prince Edward at Versailles

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But woman's grief is like a summer storm, Short as it violent is.

Joanna Baillie Quotes , Source: Basil (act V, sc. 3)

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Not she with trait'rous kiss her Saviour stung, Not she denied Him with unholy tongue; She, while apostles shrank, could danger brave, Last at His cross, and earliest at His grave.

Eaton Stannard Barrett Quotes , Source: Woman (pt. I, l. 141)

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You see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone.

Sir James Matthew Barrie Quotes , Source: What Every Woman Knows

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Oh, woman, perfect woman! what distraction Was meant to mankind when thou wast made a devil! What an inviting hell invented.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Comedy of Monsieur Thomas (act III, sc. 1)

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One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

Simone de Beauvoir Quotes , Source: The Second Sex

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"And now, Madam," I addressed her, "we shall try who shall get the breeches."

William Beloe Quotes , Source: Miscellanies, translation of a 1540 Latin story by Antonius Musa Brassavolus

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It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXI, v. 9)

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I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where I don't think sex plays much part.

Nadia Boulanger Quotes , Source: on becoming first woman to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra, recalled on her death, see "Intern

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Phidias made the statue of Venue at Elis with one foot upon the shell of a tortoise, to signify two great duties of a virtuous woman, which are to keep home and be silent.

William de Britaine Quotes , Source: Human Prudence, (ed. 1726) p. 134

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You forget too much That every creature, female as the male, Stands single in responsible act and thought As also in birth and death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. II, l. 472)

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A worthless woman! mere cold clay As all false things are! but so fair, She takes the breath of men away Who gaze upon her unaware: I would not play her larcenous tricks To have her looks!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Bianca among the Nightingales (st. 12)

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Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.

Anita Brookner Quotes

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When a woman behaves like a man why doesn't she behave like a nice man?

Dame Edith Evans Quotes

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You see an awful lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.

Erica Jong Quotes

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A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.

Washington Irving Quotes

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A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.

Chauncey Depew Quotes

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For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favorable and unfavorable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd. Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.

Congreve Quotes

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Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women merely adored.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.

Dave Barry Quotes

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