Quotes: Way of the Woman

“A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections.” – WASHINGTON IRVING, The Sketch Book

“The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women. If it’s educating its girls, if women have equal rights, that country is going to move forward. But if women are oppressed and abused and illiterate, then they’re going to fall behind.” – BARACK OBAMA, Ladies’ Home Journal, Sep. 2008

“The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women … merely adored.” – OSCAR WILDE, The Ideal Husband

“I’m supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I’ve flunked more often than not. I’m very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don’t understand them.” – FRANK SINATRA, quoted in The Way You Wear Your Hat

“Women’s eyes have pierced more hearts than ever did the bullets of war.” – WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

“Grace was in her steps, heaven in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love.” – JOHN MILTON, Paradise Lost

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

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