„I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.“
Je mettrais plutôt toute l’Europe d’accord que deux femmes.
„I could name all day, those women I deem great in Greece alone and the records would scarcely be complete.“
— Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936
Letters, Context: I could name all day, those women I deem great in Greece alone and the records would scarcely be complete. And what of Joan of Arc and Emma Goldman? Kate Richards O’Hare and Sarah Bernhardt? Katherine the Great and Elizabeth Barrett Browning? H. D. and Sara Teasdale? Isibella of Spain who pawned her gems that Columbus might sail, and Edna St. Vincent Millay? And that queen, Marie, I think her name was, of some small province - Hungary I believe - who fought Prussia and Russia so long and so bitterly. And Rome – oh, the list is endless there, also - most of them were glorified harlots but better be a glorified harlot than a drab and moral drone, such as the text books teach us woman should be. Woman have always been the inspiration of men, and just as there are thousands of unknown great ones among men, there have been countless women whose names have never been blazoned across the stars, but who have inspired men on to glory. And as for their fickleness – as long as men write the literature of the world, they will rant about the unfaithfulness of the fair sex, forgetting their own infidelities. Men are as fickle as women. Women have been kept in servitude so long that if they lack in discernment and intellect it is scarcely their fault. From a letter to Harold Preece (c. December 1928)
„The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.“
— Charlotte Perkins Gilman American feminist, writer, commercial artist, lecturer and social reformer 1860 - 1935
Women and Economics (1898), Ch. 1.
„Women are much more like each other than men: they have, in truth, but two passions, vanity and love; these are their universal characteristics.“
— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774), 19 December 1749
„There are two ways of avoiding the snare of woman; one is to shun all women and the other to love all beings.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
Thoughts and Aphorisms (1913), Karma
„When we look at the pay of men and women who do work equal hours, two discoveries are quite astonishing:
--When women and men work less than 40 hours a week, the women earn more than the men;
--When men and women work more than 40, the men earn more than the women.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Why Men Earn More (2005), p. 79.
„I'm supposed to have a Ph. D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I've flunked more often than not. I'm very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don't understand them.“
— Frank Sinatra American singer and film actor 1915 - 1998
The Way You Wear Your Hat (1997)
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, October, Second presidential debate (October 9, 2016)
„When women and men have approximately equal life expectancies, it seems to be because women die not only in childbirth (fewer than thought) but about equal from… diseases; poor sanitation and water; inadequate healthcare; and diseases of malnutrition. In industrialized societies, early deaths are caused more by diseases triggered by stress, which breaks down the immune system. It is since stress has become the key factor that men have died so much sooner than women.“
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
Other works, The Ballad of the King's Jest, Stanza 4
„[Speaking about women’s friendships] If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as… it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody.“
— Jennifer Beals American actress and a former teen model 1963
Interview in Stumped Magazine (February 2002) http://stumpedmagazine.com/interviews/jennifer-beals-transcript.html.
— William Shakespeare English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
1960s, Quoted in: Briton Hadden, Henry Robinson Luce (1969), Time, Vol. 93. p. 66.
„Whenever I travel the world, from Europe to Africa, South America to Southeast Asia, one of the things I most enjoy doing is meeting young men and women like you.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2014, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall Speech (November 2014), It’s more fun than being in a conference room. And it’s also more important -- because you are the young leaders who will determine the future of this country and this region. So I’m going to keep my remarks short at the top, because I want to take as many questions and comments from you.