Quotes, sayings & poems

Silver Wedding Wishes

The heart has reasons

The heart has reasons that the mind doesn't know.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

So it is naturally with the male and the female

So it is naturally with the male and the female; the one is superior, the other inferior; the one governs, the other is governed; and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind.

- Aristotle

But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune

But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.

- Jane Austen

Men mourn for what they have lost

Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got.

- Josh Billings

While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens

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

- Giovanni Boccaccio

The little rift between the sexes is

The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

The great renewal of the world

The great renewal of the world will perhaps consist in this, that man and maid, freed of all false feelings and reluctances, will seek each other not as opposites, but as brother and sister, as neighbors, and will come together as human beings.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

A good cigar is as great a comfort

A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.

- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Men who do not make advances to women

Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them.

- Walter Bagehot

As vivacity is the gift of women

As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.

- Joseph Addison

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.

- George Eliot

Where women love each other

Where women love each other, men learn to smother their mutual dislike.

- George Eliot