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Helen Rowland

1875-1950 ,  American journalist & humorist
Helen RowlandAmerican journalist and humorist. For many years she wrote a column in the New York World newspaper called “Reflections of a Bachelor Girl.”
Many of her pithy insights from these columns were published in book form, including Reflections of a Bachelor Girl (1909), The Rubáiyát of a Bachelor (1915), and A Guide to Men (1922).

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When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar in everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

When a girl marries, she exchanges the attention of many men for the inattention of one.

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.

When you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that's a few steps ahead is the one that's mad.

The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side and his nobler instincts - and another woman to help him forget them.

Marriage is the operation by which a woman’s vanity and a man’s egotism are extracted without anesthetic.

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they “don't understand” one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.

The chief excitement in a woman's life is spotting women who are fatter than she is.

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her imagination, and then they both speak of it as an “affair of the heart”.

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

Marriage is a bargain, and somebody has to get the worst end of the bargain.

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.

A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.

It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification.

The hardest task of a girl's life, nowadays, is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.


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