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... for although women might make excellent book-keepers, there is much in accountancy proper that is, we think, unsuitable for them.
English Institute of Chartered Accountants in The Accountant (1912)
A 'Grand Old Man.' That means on our continent anyone with snow-white hair who has kept out of jail until eighty.
Stephen Leacock, English-born Canadian humorist, in 1910
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1840)
A woman is only a woman, But a good cigar is a smoke.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), later used by Groucho Marx (1895-1977)
A word to you of Lady Caroline Lamb. I speak from experience - keep clear of her (I do not mean as a woman that is all fair). She is a villainous intriguante in every sense of the word, mad and malignant, capable of all and every mischief. Above all, guard your connections from her society. With all her apparent absurdity, there is an indefatigable and active spirit of meanness and destruction about her which delights and often succeeds in inflicting misery.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) writing to James Wedderburn Webster about Lady Caroline Lamb
Brigands demand your money or your life. Women demand both.
attr. Samuel Butler (1612-80)
God created Adam, lord of all living creatures, but Eve spoiled it all.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
I consider that women who are authors, lawyers and politicians are monsters.
Auguste Renoir (1840-1919)
I could do without your face, Chloe, and without your neck, and your hands, and your limbs, and to save myself the trouble of mentioning the points in detail, I could do without you altogether.
Martial (c.40-104 AD), Roman poet
I have always been amazed that women are allowed to enter churches. What sort of conversations can they have with God?
Charles Baudelaire
I sometimes think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) ,
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulses that could give the name of 'the fair sex' to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped and short-legged race.
Artur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher
Lord, she is Thin.
Anonymous, Annapolis County grave epitaph
Love is the affection of a mind that has nothing better to engage it.
Theophrastus, Greek philosopher (c. 372-287 BC)
Love may arise from a generous sentiment -namely, the liking for prostitution; but it soons becomes corrupted by the liking for ownership.
Charles Baudelaire (1821-67)
Love, in present day society, is just the exchange of two momentary desires and the contact of two skins.
Nicholas Chamfort, French aphorist, in 1805
Man originates in muck, wades a while in muck, makes muck and in the end returns to muck.
Johann Christoff Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), German playwright, in The Robbers (1781)
Man remains what he has always been; the cruellest of all the animals, and the most elaborately and fiendishly sensual.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) on men
Mrs Balinger is one of those ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet it alone.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937), American novelist

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