Talk:Timeless quotes on women
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But twill appear, in spite of all enditing,
A woman's way to charm is not by writing.
—Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea, Avistumens: Prologue, l. 31.
A wise woman is twice a fool.
I hate a learned woman. May there never be
in my abode a woman knowing more than a
woman ought to know.
—Euripides, Hippolytus, 1. 640.
I hate a woman who is forever poring over the Grammar of Palaemon,
who observes all the rules and laws of language, who quotes from
ancient poets that I never heard of, and corrects her unlettered friends
for slips of speech that no man need trouble about: let husbands at least
be permitted to make slips in grammar!
—Juvenal, Saltres. Sat. vi, 1. 451.
Men hate learned women.
—Tennyson, The Princess. Pt. ii, 1. 442.
The brain-women never interest us like the heart-women; white roses please less than red.
—O. W Holmes, The Professor at the Breakfast-Table. Ch. 6.
He who teaches a woman letters feeds more poison to a frightful asp.
—Menanderr, Fragments. No. 702.
Women have great talent, but no genius, for they always remain subjective.
—Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation.
In the East, women religiously conceal that they have faces; in the West, that they have legs.
In both cases they make it evident that they have but little brains.
—H. D. Thoreau, Journal, 31 Jan., 1852.
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or never inventors.
—Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary; Women.
We issued gorged with knowledge, and I spoke:
"Why, sirs, they do all this as well as we."
"They hunt old trails," said Cyril, "very well;
But when did woman ever yet invent?"
—Tennyson, The Princess. Pt. ii, 1. 366.