We said it before: a woman means so many different things on so many levels. Women are, often involuntarily, pigeonholed in a role of definition that others, even those who are in the unique position to understand, can’t quite grasp. Labels are ugly things.

For those low, moody days where you need just a quick ‘pick me up’, read up on these thoughtful quotes on women, written by famous men who have obviously philosophized the whole idea.

[quote_box_center]“The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is: ‘What does a woman want?’”  – Sigmund Freud[/quote_box_center]

  • “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.”  – Albert Einstein
  • “Guys are like dogs. They keep coming back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time … they’re gone.”  – Lenny Bruce
  • “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.”   – P.G. Wodehouse

[quote_box_right]“Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.” – Friedrich Nietzsche[/quote_box_right]

  • “Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat.” –  Oscar Wilde
  • “You won’t regret the men you never killed, but you will regret the women you passed up.” – Bernard Cornwell
  • “Women speak two languages — one of which is verbal.”  – William Shakespeare
  • “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”  – Brigham Young
  • “Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.”  – Alexandre Dumas
  • “As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.”  – W. Somerset Maughan
  • “There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.” –  Henry Miller
“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior.
Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Be not ashamed women, … You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.”  –  Walt Whitman
Psychologist, world citizen, mother - Effie is one half of the alwaysladies.com founding pair. She can bring to life any party with either a smile, or a strong opinion. If like us you can't get enough of Effie, visit her blog at www.thethinkingmomblog.com

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