— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„My dear boy, no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.“
Источник: The Picture of Dorian Gray
— Karl Kraus Czech playwright and publicist 1874 - 1936
Half-Truths and One-And-A-Half Truths (1976)
„What have I done, or tried, or said
In thanks to that dear woman dead?
Men triumph over women still,
Men trample women's rights at will,
And man's lust roves the world untamed.
* * * *
O grave, keep shut lest I be shamed.“
— John Masefield English poet and writer 1878 - 1967
Ballads and Poems (1910), " C. L. M. http://theotherpages.org/poems/masef01.html"
— John Updike, книга Rabbit at Rest
Rabbit at Rest (1990)
„It's awful to be rich and mind-boggingly handsome and have women fawn over you. My heart bleeds for you. Poor dear, how do you manage?“
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Источник: On the Edge
— Thomas Hardy English novelist and poet 1840 - 1928
Источник: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
— Sydney Smith English writer and clergyman 1771 - 1845
Vol. I, ch. 9
Lady Holland's Memoir (1855)
„Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh — that is to say, over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of sickness, of isolation, and of death.“
— Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881
1 October 1849
Journal Intime (1882), Journal entries
Контексте: Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh — that is to say, over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of sickness, of isolation, and of death. There is no serious piety without heroism. Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.
„I don’t like women. I never did. That’s why I don’t belong to women’s lib. Most of my relatives were male. Women are the inferior sex. There’s no doubt about it — women are the inferior sex, in every way. There’s never been any woman genius — never. With all the opportunity in the world — all the leisure in the world, all the shelter — if women had any genius, it would’ve come out. It never did. There’s been no woman Michelangelo, or Beethoven, or Mozart.“
— Taylor Caldwell Novelist 1900 - 1985
„Why does Samuel Butler say, 'Wise men never say what they think of women'? Wise men never say anything else apparently.“
— Virginia Woolf, книга A Room of One's Own
Источник: A Room of One's Own
„I hope my studies may be an encouragement to other women, especially to young women, to devote their lives to the larger interests of the mind. It matters little whether men or women have the more brains; all we women need to do to exert our proper influence is just to use all the brains we have.“
— Florence R. Sabin American medical scientist 1871 - 1953
Accepting the Pictorial Review achievement award in 1929.
On her career
— Walter Raleigh English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer 1554 - 1618
The History of the World (1614), Preface
„In the 1980s capitalism triumphed over communism. In the 1990s it triumphed over democracy and the market economy.“
— David Korten writer, sustainability advocate 1937
The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism (2012)
— François de La Rochefoucauld, книга Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
La philosophie triomphe aisément des maux passés et des maux à venir. Mais les maux présents triomphent d'elle.
Maxim 22. Compare: "This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey", Oliver Goldsmith, The Good-Natured Man, Act i.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
— Don Marquis American writer 1878 - 1937
The Almost Perfect State (1921)
Контексте: The wise and subtle deities permit nothing worthy to be lost. It was with no thought of beauty that the builders labored; no conscious thought; they were masters or slaves in the bitter wars of commerce, and they never saw as a whole what they were making; no one of them did. But each one had had his dream. And the baffled dreams and the broken visions and the ruined hopes and the secret desires of each one labored with him as he labored; the things that were lost and beaten and trampled down went into the stone and steel and gave it soul: the aspiration denied and the hope abandoned and the vision defeated were the things that lived, and not the apparent purpose for which each one of all the millions sweat and toiled or cheated; the hidden things, the silent things, the winged things, so weak they are easily killed, the unacknowledged things, the rejected beauty, the strangled appreciation, the inchoate art, the submerged spirit — these groped and found each other and gathered themselves together and worked themselves into the tiles and mortar of the edifice and made a town that is a worthy fellow of the sunrise and the sea winds.
Humanity triumphs over its details.
„Intellect is not sexed;… strength of mind is not sexed; and … our views about the duties of men and the duties of women, the sphere of man and the sphere of woman, are mere arbitrary opinions, differing in different ages and countries, and dependent solely on the will and judgment of erring mortals.“
— Sarah Grimké American abolitionist 1792 - 1873
Letter 9 (August 25, 1837).
Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman (1837)
— Billy Graham American Christian evangelist 1918 - 2018