Any man can be happy with any woman, so long as he doesn't love her.
It is quite true that I have worshipped you with far more romance of feeling than a man usually gives to a friend. Somehow, I had never loved a woman. I suppose I never had time. Perhaps, as Harry says, a really grande passion is the privilege of those who have nothing to do, and that is the use of the idle classes in a country
She is very clever, too clever for a woman. She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.
She was a curious woman, whose dresses always looked as if they had been designed in a rage and put on in a tempest. She was usually in love with somebody, and, as her passion was never returned, she had kept all her illusions. She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy.
We women, as some one says, love with our ears, just as you men love with your eyes...
Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly.
Women defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders.
Women have no appreciation of good looks-at least, good women have not.
Women, as some witty Frenchman once put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out.
My dear fellow, the truth isn't quite the sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet, refined girl. What extraordinary ideas you have about the way to behave to a woman!
American girls are as clever at concealing their parents as English women are at concealing their past.
Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualification
The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her, if she is pretty, and to someone else, if she is plain.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
Every woman is wrong until she cries.
One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell anything.
She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public.
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
The only way a woman can ever reform her husband is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.
Crying is the refuge of plain women, but the ruin of pretty ones.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
A man who moralises is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralises is invariably plain.
Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We woman have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man's last romance.
Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands.
Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
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