„Women can do nothing that has permanence.“

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„Nothing is so discreet as a young face, for nothing is less mobile; it has the serenity, the surface smoothness, and the freshness of a lake. There is no character in women’s faces before the age of thirty.“

—  Honoré de Balzac, book A Woman of Thirty
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„I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
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„These young men and women, longing to socialize their democracy, are animated by certain hopes which may be thus loosely formulated; that if in a democratic country nothing can be permanently achieved save through the masses of the people, it will be impossible to establish a higher political life than the people themselves crave; that it is difficult to see how the notion of a higher civic life can be fostered save through common intercourse; that the blessings which we associate with a life of refinement and cultivation can be made universal and must be made universal if they are to be permanent; that the good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.“

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„Women are nothing but machines for producing children.“

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But it would be nothing, nothing
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