Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 1.
    An eminent teacher of girls said, "the idea of a girl's education, is, whatever qualifies them for going to Europe."
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
  • 2.
    girls are the reason for grand achievements
    girl is the reason for missed ones.
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  • 3.
    Don't marry a beautiful girl and walk on egg shells, marry a girl whose toes you can walk on.
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  • 4.
    The hardest task of a girl's life, nowadays, is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Intermezzo," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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  • 5.
    Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
  • 6.
    I was always pretending that I was a poor-working-girl, always forgetting that I was really poor M also a working girl.
    (Margaret Anderson (1886-1973), U.S. literary editor and autobiographer. My Thirty Years' War, ch. 1 (1930). On her first full year in Chicago, as a working woman independent of her parents. Raised in affluence, she was now on her own, living hand-to-mouth as a book reviewer and literary editor.)
    More quotations from: Margaret Anderson, girl
  • 7.
    There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.
    (Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor. "Last Word," On Sex, Health and ESP (1975).)
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  • 8.
    If you should put a knife into a French girl's learning it would explode and blow away like an omelette soufflee ...
    (M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 16 (1897). Of a beautiful young Parisian, "born for the splendid side of the tapestry.")
    More quotations from: M. E. W Sherwood, girl
  • 9.
    Any strain upon a girl's intellect is to be dreaded, and any attempt to bring women into competition with men can scarcely escape failure.
    (Elizabeth Missing Sewell (1815-1906), British author. Principles of Education, Drawn from Nature and Revelation, and Applied to Female Education in the Upper Classes, ch. 32 (1866).)
  • 10.
    I was so drunk the whole time that I took bottles for girls and girls for bottles.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, April 25, 1887, to the Chekhov family. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 2, p. 72, "Nauka" (1976).)
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