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ABOUT THOSE WHO SHINE THE SOFTEST LIGHT

ABOUT THOSE WHO SHINE THE SOFTEST LIGHT
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René Gruau. Portrait of a woman in three strokes, 1950 / facebook.com

 

On International Women’s Day, Huxley brings to your attention the best quotes of famous writers, philosophers, politicians, and artists about the most beautiful representatives of the human race — our favorite women, who with their charm, encouraged and inspired the authors of the following lines, to create the most outstanding masterpieces and make the most important decisions.

 

«If a woman wants to refuse, she says no. If a woman goes into explanations, she wants to be persuaded».

Alfred de Musset

 

«A woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who goes alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before».

Albert Einstein

 

«You look at a star for two reasons, because it is luminous, and because it is impenetrable. You have beside you a sweeter radiance and a greater mystery, woman».

Victor Hugo

 

«Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men…»

Joseph Conrad

 

«The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want?»

Sigmund Freud

 

«Never marry a woman with whom you can live. Marry the one you can’t live without».

Mikhail Zhvanetsky

 

«To love a woman with all your soul is not worth it. And not to love — you cannot».

Salvador Dali

 

«The love of a wise woman can save a man from an inferiority complex».

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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«A woman’s heart contains her soul and her mind».

Remy de Gourmont

 

«Even the harshness of a beloved woman is full of an infinite charm that we do not find in our happiest moments with other women».

Stendhal

 

«Woman is the most manifest living flesh that radiates the most tender light».

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

«All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women».

Voltaire

 

«The embodiment of the ideal, something divine, appeared from heaven to give the earth a ray of heavenly bliss, the queen of virtue, clothed in modesty, shining beauty, she marches amidst praise, as if an angel descended to earth to reveal to the world the spectacle of its perfections. Her presence gives bliss, spreads joy in the hearts. He who has not seen her cannot understand the sweetness of her presence».

Dante Alighieri

 

Сандро Боттичелли. Рождение Венеры. 1482—1486
Sandro Botticelli. The Birth of Venus. 1482–1486 / wikipedia.org

 

«It is difficult, almost impossible, to humiliate a beautiful woman; she will remain beautiful, but the one who humiliates her will remain a fool».

Winston Churchill

 

«Women, as a biological species, are much closer to flowers than to human beings».

Otto Weininger

 

«Loving a woman means not thinking about what you get from her, but about what you give her».

André Maurois

 

«The morality of nations depends on respect for women».

Wilhelm von Humboldt

 

«To describe women, the pen should be dipped in the humid colors of the rainbow, and the paper dried with the dust gathered from the wings of a butterfly».

Denis Diderot

 

«Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman».

Joseph Joubert

 

«It seemed to me that a woman should not tell a man that she loves him. Let her shining, happy eyes speak about it. They are more eloquent than any words».

Erich Maria Remarque

 

«Women make even the male gender more refined».

Immanuel Kant

 

«It is as absurd to say that a man can’t love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music».

Honoré de Balzac

 


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