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.”

Helen Rowland

“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'.”

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

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“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.”

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

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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.”

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

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

Helen Rowland

“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.”

Helen Rowland

“You will never win if you never begin.”

Helen Rowland