Thoughts on men and women

Published: Mar 4, 2018 09:06:55 AM IST
Updated: Mar 5, 2018 09:37:06 AM IST

g_103865_charlotte_whitton_280x210.jpgWhatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
—Charlotte Whitton

Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn’t make sense not to use both.
—Jeannette Rankin

g_103867_david_mitchell_280x210.jpgA weapon men use against women is the refusal to take them seriously.
—David Mitchell

It is amazing what a woman can do if only she ignores what men tell her she can’t.
—Carol K Carr

g_103869_katharine_hepburn_280x210.jpgSometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
—Katharine Hepburn

Can you imagine a world without men? There’d be no crime, and lots of fat happy women.
—Nicole Hollander

g_103871_george_carlin_280x210.jpgMen are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.
—George Carlin

Women lie about their age; men lie about their income.
—William Feather

g_103873_mark_twain_280x210.jpgWhat would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.
—Mark Twain

Woman’s virtue is man’s greatest invention.
—Cornelia  Otis Skinner

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
—Timothy Leary

g_103877_henry_kissinger_280x210.jpgNobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There’s too much fraternising with the enemy.
—Henry Kissinger

Images:  George: Fred Prouser; Jeannette: Frank Lennon / Toronto Star Via Getty Images; Katharine: Reuters; Mark: Everett Historical / Shutterstock; Timothy: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock; David: Luke Macgregor / Reuters; Henry: Sputnik Photo Agency / Reuters

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