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There is a woman at the beginning of all great things. ...
by Alan Bleasdale

There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
- Alan Bleasdale

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

If you can run one business well, you can run any business well.
- Alan Bleasdale

There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed,
so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.
- Alan Bleasdale

 

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

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Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

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

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take
the first pill that comes along.
- Joyce Brothers

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms
of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

Any woman who understands the problems of running a
home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices
unless she hasn't done it.
- Evan Esar

A married woman has the same right to control her own
body as does an unmarried woman.
- Sol Wachtler

Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly,
stupid or intelligent.
We love because we love.
- Honore de Balzac

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
- Margaret Mead

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives,
each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge,
and each marked off by some intense experience.
- Wallis Simpson

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror.
As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke.
- Anonymous

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
- Honore de Balzac

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
- Ambrose Bierce

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's
birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost

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

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.
Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
- Harold MacMillan

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
- Tammy Wynette

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.
- Clare Boothe Luce

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- Walt Disney

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman,
but no angel.
- Doris Lessing

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
- John Lennon

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
- Wallace Stevens

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A woman in love can't be reasonable -
or she probably wouldn't be in love.
- Mae West

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family,
she has a good right to them.
- Josh Billings

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human.
I am a woman first of all.
- Anais Nin

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin


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