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There are three rules for writing a novel; unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

William Somerset Maugham

A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.

Francis Bacon

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Two things control men`s nature, instinct and experience.

Blaise Pascal

Can you imagine the woman who would let her lover tell her tales for 1001 nights?

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.

Henry Louis Mencken

I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.

Heinrich Heine

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.


One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard

No man can understand why a woman shouldn`t prefer a good reputation to a good time.

Marcel Achard

It is by women that nature writes on the hearts of men.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

A man who is ?of sound mind? is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.

Paul Valery

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.

Jules Renard

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.

George Orwell

Apparently men can be cured of drugs, drink, gambling, biting his nails and picking his nose, but not of marrying.

William Faulkner

More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.

Napoleon Hill

In revenge and in love, woman is more barbarous than man.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Man is by nature a political animal.


Circumstances do not make the man; they merely reveal him to himself.


Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.

George Santayana

A man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing.

Oscar Wilde

I`m not denying the women are foolish: God Almighty made them to match the men.

George Eliot

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn`t a sign that they "don`t understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.

Helen Rowland

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.

Blaise Pascal

No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.

Henry Louis Mencken

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

Helen Rowland

The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn`t commit when he had the opportunity.

Helen Rowland

After a few years of marriage, a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.

Helen Rowland

Can man or woman choose duties? No more than they can choose their birthplace, or their father and mother.

George Eliot

A man`s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

Helen Rowland

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he`ll come purring at your feet.

Helen Rowland

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.

Helen Rowland

When I say that I know women, I mean that I know that I don`t know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me, as I have no doubt she is to herself.

William Makepeace Thackeray

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.

Rudyard Kipling

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence, which could support this.

Bertrand Russell

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.

Edgar Watson Howe

Men always want to be a woman`s first love - women like to be a man`s last romance.

Oscar Wilde

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?

Helen Rowland

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.

Nicolas de Chamfort

A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won`t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

Helen Rowland

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.

Philip Chesterfield

Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children.

Martin Luther

There is only one thing to do for a man who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is to enjoy earning it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Before a marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you`ve said; after marriage, he`ll fall asleep before you finish saying it.

Helen Rowland

Every man is thoroughly happy twice in his life: just after he has met his first love, and just after he has left his last one.

Henry Louis Mencken

A woman isn`t complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?

Mae West

The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.


Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors live like married men.

Oscar Wilde

Women do not like timid men. Cats do not like prudent mice.

Henry Louis Mencken

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.

Albert Camus

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.

Philip Chesterfield

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.

Henry David Thoreau

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.

Blaise Pascal

Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.

Oscar Wilde

Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it - to that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A wretched woman is more unfortunate than a wretched man.

Victor Hugo

Women have a genius for love; men can only learn the art indifferently.

Joseph de Maistre

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies; but a handsome fool is irresistible.

William Makepeace Thackeray

In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft.

Henry Louis Mencken

All women become like their mothers; that is their tragedy. No man does; that is his.

Oscar Wilde

Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.

Henry Louis Mencken

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.

Oscar Wilde

A bachelor has to have inspiration for making love to a woman, a married man needs only an excuse.

Helen Rowland

I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.

Benjamin Disraeli

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.


The first kiss is stolen by the man; the last is begged by the woman.

Henry Louis Mencken

Men wish to be saved from the mischief of their vices, but not from their vices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.

Helen Rowland

The hardest task in a girl`s life is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.

Helen Rowland

The commonest man, who has his ounce of sense and feeling, is conscious of the difference between a lovely, delicate woman and a coarse one. Even a dog feels a difference in her presence.

George Eliot

No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there`s too much fraternizing with the enemy.

Henry Kissinger

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.

Arthur Schopenhauer

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

Honore de Balzac

? man can keep another`s secret better than his own. A woman keeps her own better than other`s.

Jean de La Bruyere

It is because of men that women dislike each other.

Jean de La Bruyere

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.

Elbert Hubbard

Men have more problems than women. In the first place, they have to put up with women.

Francoise Sagan

A gentleman is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.

Henry Louis Mencken

When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is enmity, passion, worship, love, but no friendship.

Oscar Wilde

The only thing that men and women have in common is that they both prefer the company of men.

Oscar Wilde

Men are misers, and women prodigal, in affection.

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Margaret Thatcher

Love, which is only an episode in the life of man, is the entire history of woman`s life.

Germaine de Stael

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.

Henry Louis Mencken

Honest men love women; those who deceive them adore them.

Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais

Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman`s punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.

Helen Rowland

Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal.

Gustave Flaubert

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn`t they`d be married too.

Henry Louis Mencken

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women`s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.

Anatole France

Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can`t be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time.

Helen Rowland

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another`s.

Jean Paul Richter

The man who fears nothing is as powerful as he who is feared by everybody.

Friedrich von Schiller

If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they`d never marry.


Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealing with men.

Joseph Conrad

A gentleman is any man who wouldn`t hit a woman with his hat on.

Fred Allen

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn`t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.

William Somerset Maugham

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

Helen Rowland

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it`s not the same river and he`s not the same man.


An honest man is always a child.


Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.

Mark Twain

Lovers become biographers.

Irwin Shaw

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

Stephen Leacock

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.

Jean de La Bruyere


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