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A man never knows how to say goodbye;
by Helen Rowland

A man never knows how to say goodbye;
a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland

Related topics: Sad Feeling-Down Romantic Love

When two people decide to get a divorce,
it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another,
but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
- Helen Rowland

A husband is what is left of a lover,
after the nerve has been extracted.
- Helen Rowland

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar -
a practice which is still continued.
- Helen Rowland

 

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying;
it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland

One man's folly is another man's wife.
- Helen Rowland

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
- Helen Rowland

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In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

France may claim the happiest marriages in the world,
but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America."
- Helen Rowland

A fool and her money are soon courted.
- Helen Rowland

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

Nowadays love is a matter of chance,
matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
- Helen Rowland

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run -
sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.
- Helen Rowland

No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer
a good reputation to a good time.
- Helen Rowland

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the
wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable
pattern may not be lost to the world.
- Helen Rowland

Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
- Helen Rowland

Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs
or eating with chopsticks.
It looks easy until you try it.
- Helen Rowland

Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches,
rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell
a story to the same person,
three or four times.
- Helen Rowland

When you see what some women marry, you realize how
they must hate to work for a living.
- Helen Rowland

In love, somehow, a man's heart is always either exceeding the speed limit,
or getting parked in the wrong place.
- Helen Rowland

The tenderest spot in a man's make-up is sometimes
the bald spot on top of his head.
- Helen Rowland

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism
and advice instead of compliments,
he forgets that it was not his good judgment,
but his charming manners, that won her heart.
- Helen Rowland

Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple,
woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food
then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.
- Helen Rowland

Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart;
be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.
- Helen Rowland

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his
own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming
little "personal characteristics."
- Helen Rowland

It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son,
and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
- Helen Rowland

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest;
divorce,
the inquest.
- Helen Rowland

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash,
must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.
- Helen Rowland

A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter,
but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant.
- Helen Rowland

There's so much saint in the worst of them,
and so much devil in the best of them,
that a woman who's married to one of them,
has nothing to learn of the rest of them.
- Helen Rowland

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and
not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man,
and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.
- Helen Rowland

When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest
compliment he can pay her,
and it's usually the last.
- Helen Rowland

The hardest task in a girl's life is to prove to a
man that his intentions are serious.
- Helen Rowland

There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour
and who remain permanently at that age.
- Helen Rowland

It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than
to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.
- Helen Rowland

After a few years of marriage a man can look right
at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right
through a man without looking at him.
- Helen Rowland

When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of
many men for the inattention of one.
- Helen Rowland

Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.
- Helen Rowland

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who
flirts with him wants him to kiss her -
when,
nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
- Helen Rowland

Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.
- Helen Rowland

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you;
after marriage,
he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
- Helen Rowland

A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women,
and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
- Helen Rowland

The follies which a man regrets the most in his life
are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
- Helen Rowland

A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little;
but her criticism goes straight to his heart,
and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
- Helen Rowland

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination
and bottling the common sense.
- Helen Rowland

You will never win if you never begin.
- Helen Rowland

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

Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a
woman and begins roasting her.
- Helen Rowland

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover,
an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
- Helen Rowland

What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental
action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
- Helen Rowland

Variety is the spice of love.
- Helen Rowland

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest,
the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the
sinner his justification.
- Helen Rowland

Some women can be fooled all of the time,
and all women can be fooled some of the time,
but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man
in the same way more than half of the time.
- Helen Rowland

Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side,
his nobler instincts, and his higher nature -
and another woman to help him forget them.
- Helen Rowland

Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that
he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
- Helen Rowland

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second,
demands the third, takes the fourth,
accepts the fifth -
and endures all the rest.
- Helen Rowland

Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds,
and binds.
- Helen Rowland

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil.
She wants to see what she is getting.
- Helen Rowland

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is
a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
- Helen Rowland

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.
- Helen Rowland

There are only two kinds of men; the dead and the deadly.
- Helen Rowland

The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him,
the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him,
but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.
- Helen Rowland

After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that
she can see right through her husband without looking at him,
and a man's so dull that he can look right through
his wife without seeing her.
- Helen Rowland

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde


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