Helen Rowland Quotes

Who is Helen Rowland?

Helen May Rowland was an American journalist and humorist.

Born January 01, 1875
Died January 01, 1950

Best 26 Quotes by Helen Rowland

“A good woman inspires a man, a brilliant woman interests him, a beautiful woman fascinates him, but a sympathetic woman gets him.”

“A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little 'personal characteristics'.”

“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.”

“A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.”

“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.”

“A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man's approval.”

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

“A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.”

“At twenty, a man feels awfully aged and blasé; at thirty, almost senile; at forty, 'not so old'; and at fifty, positively skittish.”

“Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.”

“Going through life without love is like going through a good dinner without an appetite – everything seems so flat and tasteless.”

“It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.”

“Life begins at 40 – but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.”

“Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.”

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

“Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.”

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“Never worry for fear you have broken a man's heart; at the worst it is only sprained and a week's rest will put it in perfect working condition again.”

“One man's folly is another man's wife.”

“Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.”

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

“The tenderest spot in a man's make-up is sometimes the bald spot on top of his head.”

“The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.”

“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.”

“True love isn't the kind that endures through long years of absence, but the kind that endures through long years of propinquity.”

“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.”

“You will never win if you never begin.”