Great Throughts Treasury

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Milton R. Sapirstein

It is impossible for any woman to love her children twenty-four hours a day.

Children | Day | Love | Wisdom | Woman |

Margaret Sanger, fully Margaret Higgins Sanger Slee

No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.

Body | Control | Mother | Will | Wisdom | Woman |

Robert Louis Stevenson, fully Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

A happy man or woman is a better thing to find than a five-pound note. He or she is a radiating focus of goodwill; and their entrance into a room is as though another candle had been lighted.

Better | Focus | Happy | Man | Wisdom | Woman |

Charles Dudley Warner

How many wars have been caused by fits of indigestion, and how many more dynasties have been upset by the love of woman than by the hate of man.

Hate | Indigestion | Love | Man | Wisdom | Woman |

Earle Birney, fully Earle Alfred Birney

Love rests on the preservation of our species; art is our instinctive instrument for the preservation of the individual, of the unique man, woman and child, and the means of evolution of us all into something able and worthy of survival on the living earth.

Art | Earth | Evolution | Individual | Love | Man | Means | Survival | Unique | Woman | Art |

Woodrew Lyle Wyatt, Baron Wyatt of Weeford

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.

Love | Man | Wisdom | Woman |

Louis K. Anspacher, fully Louis Kannan Anspacher

Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.

Dependence | Man | Marriage | Obligation | Woman |

Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud

The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'what does a woman want?'

Question | Research | Soul | Woman |

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a.k.a. Charlotte Anna (nee Perkins), Charlotte Perkins Stetson

It is not that women are really smaller-minded, weaker-minded, more timid and vacillating; but that whosoever, man or woman, lives always in a small, dark place, is always guarded, protected, directed, and restrained will become inevitably narrowed and weakened by it. The woman is narrowed by the home, and the man is narrowed by the woman.

Man | Will | Woman |

Golda Meir, originally named Goldie Mabovitch, later Goldie Myerson

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.

Better | Man | Woman |

Jean Mouroux

If the union of man and woman is the fruit of a love that is given in purity, generosity and fidelity, then the body itself is spiritualized in the service of a love that ennobles it, and, with God’s blessing, sanctifies.

Body | Fidelity | Generosity | God | Love | Man | Purity | Service | Woman |

Zen Proverbs and Thoughts

A beautiful woman who is pleasing to men is good only for frightening the fish when she falls into the water.

Good | Men | Woman |