„My argument is that history is made by men and women, just as it can also be unmade and rewritten, always with various silence and elisions, always with shapes imposed and disfigurements tolerated.“
„Women are always saying,"We can do anything that men can do." But Men should be saying,"We can do anything that women can do.“
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
„If government, or those in positions of power and authority, can silence criticism by the argument that such criticism might be misunderstood somewhere, there is an end to all criticism, and perhaps an end to our kind of political system. For men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.“
— Henry Steele Commager American historian 1902 - 1998
"The Problem of Dissent" in Saturday Review, Volume 48 (December 1965), p. 81; also read into the US Congressional Record (26 June 1969)
— Alison Goodman, Eona: The Last Dragoneye
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
Mrs. Cheveley, Act III.
„He who invokes history is always secure.
The dead will not rise to witness against him.You can accuse them of any deeds you like.
Their reply will always be silence.“
— Czeslaw Milosz Polish, poet, diplomat, prosaist, writer, and translator 1911 - 2004
Context: He who invokes history is always secure. The dead will not rise to witness against him.You can accuse them of any deeds you like. Their reply will always be silence.Their empty faces swim out of the deep dark. You can fill them with any features desired.Proud of dominion over people long vanished, Change the past into your own, better likeness. "Child of Europe" (1946)
„Of the men and women, the women were always the hardest of the band. They knew what the men knew but they also knew what the men would never know. They knew hard work and hunger, but they also knew childbirth and they knew the death of those children. They knew rape and the death of their men. They knew hatred and no one returns hate like a woman.“
— Robert Olmstead American writer 1954
„I think there will always be challenges for women and men. There are always going to be male chauvenists but it's just a matter of women continuing to stand up for their rights and prove their worth. The world would end if women didn't start families, carry children, but that is no reason for them not to work, have careers, exist as a person rather than just a mother.“
— Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
Anastacia is my kind of girl! https://eu.marliesdekkers.com/en-it/maison-marlies/anastacia-is-my-kind-of-girl.html, MarlieDekkers.com, 2014.
„I can always tell when you're reading somewhere in the house,' my mother used to say. 'There's a special silence, a reading silence.“
— Francis Spufford, The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading
„I have always believed that fashion was not made only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.“
— Yves Saint Laurent fashion designer 1936 - 2008
As quoted in "50 Days of Everyday Fashion" in Yours magazine.
„I have always maintained that no nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.“
— Muhammad Ali Jinnah Founder and 1st Governor General of Pakistan 1876 - 1948
Context: I have always maintained that no nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women. Speech at Islamia College for women (25 March 1940)
„What we term virtues are often but a mass of various actions and diverse interests, which fortune or our own industry manage to arrange; and it is not always from valour or from chastity that men are brave, and women chaste.“
— François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
— George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952
Ch. VI: Free Society http://books.google.com/books?id=ICAsAAAAYAAJ&q=%22When+men+and+women+agree+it+is+only+in+their+conclusions+their+reasons+are+always+different%22&pg=PA148#v=onepage