Special Sub-Topic: Familiar Quotations? - Women
|"The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history."|
George Eliot. From "The Mill on the Floss," book six chapter three. An unusual sentiment from one who many women consider a feminist.
|"There is a tide in the affairs of women, which, taken at the flood, leads - God knows where."|
George Gordon, Lord Byron. From "Don Juan," verse six, line 12. Contrast with Shakespeare's "Julius Ceasar" act 3 line 217.
|"Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals."|
Oscar Wilde. From "The Picture of Dorian Gray," chapter one line four.
|"A perfect woman, nobly planned, to warn, to comfort, and command."|
William Wordsworth. From "She Was a Phantom of Delight." Sounds almost masochistic.
|"O Woman! In our hours of ease/ Uncertain, coy, and hard to please."|
Sir Walter Scott. From "Marmion," he does, however, go on to say, "When pain and anguish wring the brow/ A minstering angel, thou."
|"For the female of the species is more deadly than the male."|
Rudyard Kipling. "When hunter meets with husband, each confirms the others tale."
From the excellent "The Female of the Species."
|"It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can."|
George Bernard Shaw. From "Man and Superman" act II. A fairly ascerbic play.
|"A lady's imagination is very rapid. It jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."|
Jane Austen. From "Pride and Prejudice," said by Mr Darcy.
|"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." |
"The Bible - Proverbs". "Proverbs" 31:10, but compare with "Proverbs" 12:4, "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband."
|"Stay far hence, far hence, forbidding women!"|
Ovid. From "Amores": "Procul hinc, procul este, severae," if you prefer the Latin.
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