An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Oh my son's my son till he gets him a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all her life.


Dinah Mulock Craik


How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.


John Gay (1688-1732, British playwright, poet)


You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.


Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762, British society figure, letter writer)


I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex.


John Malkovich


A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother.


Anzia Yezierska (1885-1970, Polish writer)


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