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50 Classic Quotes About Why Women Are Better Than Men

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1.

I don’t think women are better than men, I think men are a lot worse than women.

—Louis C. K.


2.

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

—Socrates


3.

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been.

—William Golding


4.

I would rather trust a woman’s instinct than a man’s reason.

—Stanley Baldwin


5.

A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot.

—Isabel Allende


6.

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.

—Charlotte Whitton


7.

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

—Timothy Leary


8.

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

—Jim Carrey


9.

Women really do rule the world. They just haven’t figured it out yet. When they do, and they will, we’re all in big big trouble.

—Anonymous


10.

Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men.

—Theodor Reik


11.

Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him.

—Minna Antrim


12.

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.

—Erica Jong


13.

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.

—Margaret Thatcher


14.

Woman was God’s second mistake.

—Friedrich Nietzsche


15.

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.

—Mark Twain


16.

Basically, all women are nurturers and healers, and all men are mental patients to varying degrees.

—Nelson DeMille


17.

Just as women’s bodies are softer than men’s, so their understanding is sharper.

—Christine de Pizan


18.

Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

—Virginia Woolf


19.

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

—Nicole Hollander


20.

I think that’s what Toni Morrison and Alice Walker understand, the secret language of women. That it’s not a secret at all; men just don’t know how to listen.

—Marlon James


21.

Men have grown embarrassingly weak, but only through observation. Their resolve can easily be broken by a woman. Their emotions can be easily manipulated by a woman. Their power can be easily taken by a woman. Their pride can be easily stripped by a woman. Their entire life can easily be ruined by a woman. While physically stronger, their manipulative prowess can be wittingly outclassed by a woman. And while their dreams are stronger, the realities of women are stronger.

—Lionel Suggs


22.

Men are pigs, darling. I really have every sympathy for women that they actually have to choose one of these arrogant, stupid morons to settle down with and marry.

—Michael Winner


23.

Whilst men may play the game, women know the score.

—Habeeb Akande


24.

Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.

—Samuel Johnson


25.

It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son—and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.

—Helen Rowland


26.

And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.

—Helen Rowland


27.

Men never remember, but women never forget.

—Anonymous


28.

Sure God created man before woman, but then again you always make a rough draft before creating the final masterpiece.

—Anonymous


29.

Man was made at the end of the week’s work, when God was tired.

—Mark Twain


30.

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

—Maryon Pearson


31.

Men have always detested women’s gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared.

—Erica Jong


32.

I have an idea that the phrase ‘weaker sex’ was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.

—Ogden Nash


33.

Guys are like dogs. They keep coming back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time…they’re gone.

—Lenny Bruce


34.

Men are like fine wine—they all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something we’d like to have dinner with.

—Anonymous


35.

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

—Joseph Conrad


36.

Why do people say, “Grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.

—Betty White


37.

When I think of talking, it is of course with a woman. For talking at its best being an inspiration, it wants a corresponding divine quality of receptiveness, and where will you find this but in a woman?

—Oliver Wendell Holmes


38.

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

—Robert A. Heinlein


39.

A man’s women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity. His most gaudy sayings and doings seldom deceive them; they see the actual man within, and know him for a shallow and pathetic fellow.

—H. L. Mencken


40.

Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired. This is woman’s entire but decisive advantage. Through man’s passions, nature has given man into woman’s hands, and the woman who does not know how to make him her subject, her slave, her toy, and how to betray him with a smile in the end is not wise.

—Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch


41.

Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to be as mediocre as possible.

—Margaret Mead


42.

Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside, we are scared, weak, and fragile. Men, not women, are the weaker sex.

—Jerry Rubin


43.

Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.

—Hussein Nishah


44.

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.

—James Thurber


45.

Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present.

—Publilius Syrus


46.

Men’s minds are raised to the level of the women with whom they associate.

—Alexandre Dumas Pere


47.

Girls work on their looks but not on their minds because they know boys are stupid, not blind.

—Ritu Ghatourney


48.

A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

—Anonymous


49.

God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.

—Farrah Fawcett


50.

A woman’s faults are many. Men have only two, everything they say and everything they do…

—Anonymous
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