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William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Quotes and Sayings

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The woman most in need of liberation is the woman in
every man and the man in every woman.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and
too small for anything but love.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse,
a passion for the possible.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

The cause of violence is not ignorance.
It is self-interest.
Only reverance can restrain violence -
reverance for human life and the environment.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

 

It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as
being the only arena where risks are,
for all of life is risk exercise.
That's the only way to live more freely,
and more interestingly.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

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

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

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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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is
glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
- Anne Roiphe

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

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

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

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

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

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

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
- Lana Turner

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

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

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

Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic.
- Rosalind Russell

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

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

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
- Chanakya

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

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a
man is when he is a baby.
- Natalie Wood

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

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

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

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
- George Meredith

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

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

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

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

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

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

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

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

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
- Jim Carrey

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

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
- Mae West

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

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

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg

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

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

I'm not talking about lust.
A woman in lust wants chocolate.
A woman in love wants diamonds.
- the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose
as a friend if he were a woman.
- Joseph Joubert

A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.
- Kathleen Turner

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

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

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

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

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

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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

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


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