A true gentleman is at a disadvantage in dealing with women. Women are realist, and their tactics are realistic, so no man should be a gentleman where women are concerned unless the women are very, very young. Women admire gentlemen, and sleep with cads.
Male bashing is everywhere. It would be a mistake to view the current situation as another skirmish in the war between the sexes. Women have been doing the shooting, and men have been burying their heads in the sand, hoping the bullets will miss.
Men insist that they don't mind women succeeding so long as they retain their femininity. Yet the qualities that men consider feminine timidity, submissiveness, obedience, silliness, and self-debasement are the very qualities best guaranteed to assure the defeat of even the most gifted aspirant.
Men and women belong to different species, and communication between them is a science still in its infancy.
In the sex-war thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male,vindictiveness of the female.
On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself--on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life...
Let women be provided with living strength of their own. Let them have the means to attack the world and wrest from it their own subsistence, and their dependence will be abolished--that of man also.
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
We have done almost everything in pairs since Noah, except govern. And the world has suffered for it.
Why are women ... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional king, but most are jacks.
To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.
Some men break your heart in two, Some men fawn and flatter, Some men never look at you; And that cleans up the matter.
Men weren't really the enemy--they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
...congenital killers and criminals are possessed of not one but two Y chromosomes, bearing a double dose, as it were, of genetically undesirable maleness.
The man, most man, Works best for men, and, if most men indeed, He gets his manhood plainest from his soul: While, obviously, this stringent soul itself Obeys our old rules of development; The Spirit ever witnessing in ours, And Love, the soul of soul, within the soul, Evolving it sublimely.
Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever.
Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive.
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