„The more I study men, the more I realize that they are nothing in the world but boys grown too big to be spankable.“

Source: Dear Enemy

Last update May 22, 2020. History
Jean Webster photo
Jean Webster15
American novelist 1876 - 1916

Related quotes

Hermann Hesse photo
Stefan Zweig photo
Carrie Underwood photo

„The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog.“

—  Carrie Underwood American country music singer 1983

From The More Boys I Meet from the album, Carnival Ride (2007). [Misattributed: performer not credited as writer.]

Alice Walker photo
Avril Lavigne photo
Joss Whedon photo

„There is nothing more painful in the world than Aly when she makes her big eyes. She makes her big hurt eyes, there's nothing you can do. She just kills you.“

—  Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964

DVD commentary for Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode 2-14 "Innocence"

Jon Ronson photo
John Donne photo
Richard Francis Burton photo

„The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.“

—  Richard Francis Burton British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet,… 1821 - 1890

The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night (1885) Terminal Essay: Social Conditions, fn. 13.

Isaac Bashevis Singer photo
J.C. Ryle photo
Carrie Underwood photo
Mr. T photo
Alexis De Tocqueville photo

„I studied the Koran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad.“

—  Alexis De Tocqueville French political thinker and historian 1805 - 1859

Letter to Arthur de Gobineau, 22 October 1843, Tocqueville Reader, p. 229 http://books.google.com/books?id=JhEVK0UMgFMC&pg=PA229&vq=studied+the+koran&dq=%22few+religions+in+the+world+as+deadly+to+men+as+that+of+Muhammad%22+-tocqueville&source=gbs_search_s&cad=0
Original text: J’ai beaucoup étudié le Koran à cause surtout de notre position vis-à-vis des populations musulmanes en Algérie et dans tout l’Orient. Je vous avoue que je suis sorti de cette étude avec la conviction qu’il y avait eu dans le monde, à tout prendre, peu de religions aussi funestes aux hommes que celle de Mahomet. [...] Elle est, à mon sens, la principale cause de la décadence aujourd’hui si visible du monde musulman, et quoique moins absurde que le polythéisme antique, ses tendances sociales et politiques étant, à mon avis, infiniment plus à redouter, je la regarde relativement au paganisme lui-même comme une décadence plutôt que comme un progrès (Wikisource)
Context: I studied the Koran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. So far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.

Ignatius of Loyola photo

„I have studied at Barcelona, at Salamanca, at Alcala, at Paris; what have I learned? The language of doubt; but in me there was no harbor for doubt. Jesus came, and my trust in God has grown by the doubts of men.“

—  Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Saint, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) 1491 - 1556

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 599.

Dorothy Thompson photo

„Someday, when women realize that the object of their emancipation is not to make them more like men, but more powerfully womanly, and therefore of greater use to men and themselves and society…“

—  Dorothy Thompson American journalist and radio broadcaster 1893 - 1961

As quoted in "The best quotes from Ralph Klein’s colourful public life" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-best-quotes-from-ralph-kleins-colourful-public-life/article10577310/, The Globe and Mail
p. 96

Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière photo
Diogenes Laërtius photo
William Jennings Bryan photo

Related topics