Women's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)

Women's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)

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By: Sappho, Queen Elizabeth I, et al.

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"Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact," said Mary Ann Evans, a.k.a. George Eliot. "In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels," opined Jane Austen. "When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one," observed Helen Rowland. These are just a few of more than 400 memorable quotes in this volume, expressed over the past 2,500 years by female poets, novelists, historical figures, celebrities, entertainers, and others.
Covering a broad range of topics — men, women, love and romance, marriage, family, human nature, aging, the quest for gender equality, work and occupations, joy and sorrow, nature, the environment, and more — the quotations are divided into subject categories and arranged chronologically by the author's date of birth. Where possible, sources and dates are cited for each quote.
Browse through these pages and immerse yourself in snippets of worldly wisdom from the poignant ("The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend" — Toni Morrison) to the despairing ("Old age is woman's hell" — Ninon de Lenclos) to the politically astute ("Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested" — Queen Elizabeth I) to the humorous ("Flops are a part of life's menu, and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses" — Rosalind Russell).
You'll also find food for thought from Sappho, Madame de Stael, Harriet Tubman, Margaret Sanger, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Erma Bombeck, Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, among others. Brimming with timeless observations, humor, and wisdom, this practical and entertaining little volume will be indispensable to public speakers and a delight to general readers.

I love quotes because they are short direct and get to the point. They also make you THINK!!!!

- lauryn_gutierrez

I love it. It's the kind of book I pick up read half a dozen quotes,smile .... most of the time ,think about the women who own them, and go on with my day.

- miah_myers

I have given this book to several women and all have fully enjoyed it. Just good food for thought. We're very wise, you know.

- oliver_rodriguez

didn't look like this different cover older

- emery_anderson

great collection - men should read it.

- cash_james

This little book is filled with great quotes. Small book, but then you know that by the price. It fits in your purse or backback so it's handy to pull out and read while you're waiting at the doctor's office, in the car pool line or just need a quick picker upper. I've enjoyed it.

- carolyn_green

I find myself going back to look at this book. So much wisdom imparted from all those brilliant women. A treasure trove. I bought extra copies to give to friends. One friend has thanked me repeatedly for her copy.

- blair_hernandez

This had some humerous quotes & some so old you totally lost the meaning of them. It really didn't have what I was looking for, but still entertaining.

- itzel_ruiz

Small volume but okay

- clay_long

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