„Women are much more like each other than men: they have, in truth, but two passions, vanity and love; these are their universal characteristics.“

19 December 1749
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)

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„In Europe men and women have intercourse because they love each other. In the South Seas they love each other because they have had intercourse. Who is right?“

—  Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist artist 1848 - 1903

Quoted by Bengt Danielsson in Gauguin in the South Seas http://books.google.com/books?id=u41CAAAAIAAJ&q=%22In+Europe+men+and+women+have+intercourse+because+they+love+each+other+In+the+South+Seas+they+love+each+other+because+they+have+had+intercourse+Who+is+right%22&pg=PA137#v=onepage (1966)
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„Women are much more honourable than men.“

—  Martin Firrell British artist and activist 1963

quoting April Ashley
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„There are times when men's passions are much more trustworthy than their principles“

—  Alan Watts, buch The Way of Zen

Quelle: The Way of Zen (1957), p. 29
Kontext: It was a basic Confucian principle that "it is man who makes truth great, not truth which makes man great." For this reason, "humanness" or "human-heartedness" (jen) was always felt to be superior to "righteousness" (i), since man himself is greater than any idea which he may invent. There are times when men's passions are much more trustworthy than their principles.

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„Women are more attuned to feelings than men are, and if they’re not being truthful, more often than not it’s because they think truth might hurt your feelings. But it doesn’t mean they don’t love you.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, buch At First Sight

Mayor Gherkin, Chapter 8, p. 120
Quelle: 2000s, At First Sight (2005)
Kontext: ... but what I eventually came to understand was that if a woman truly loves you, you can't always expect her to tell the truth. You see, women are more attuned to feelings than men are, and if they're not being truthful, more often than not it's because they think the truth might hurt your feelings. But it doesn't mean they don't love you.

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„When you think of the number of men in the world who hate each other, why, when two men love each other, does the church split?“

—  Tony Benn British Labour Party politician 1925 - 2014

On the same-sex marriage controversy in the Church of England.
"Tony Benn: The glorious revolutionary" http://www.journal-online.co.uk/article/3082-tony-benn-the-glorious-revolutionary, The Journal (26 March 2008).
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„In their first passion, women love their lovers; in all the others, they love love.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Dans les premières passions les femmes aiment l'amant, et dans les autres elles aiment l'amour.
Maxim 471. Compare: "In her first passion woman loves her lover: In all the others, all she loves is love", Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto iii, Stanza 3.
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„And this is a disease of the mind, the way I see it. Because in actual fact, men and women have much more in common than they are separated.“

—  Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer 1919 - 2013

Salon interview (1997)
Kontext: I'm always astounded at the way we automatically look at what divides and separates us. We never look at what people have in common. If you see it, black and white people, both sides look to see the differences, they don't look at what they have together. Men and women, and old and young, and so on. And this is a disease of the mind, the way I see it. Because in actual fact, men and women have much more in common than they are separated.

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