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1. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Hypocrisy Independence Men Misogyny Rationality Reason Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Women Women S Rights
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

2. “My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Hypocrisy Independence Men Misogyny Rationality Reason Self Determination Self Sufficiency Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

3. “I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists. I wish to persuade women to endeavor to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings are only the objects of pity, and that kind of love which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt.”

Tags : Clichés Contempt Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Happiness Hypocrisy Independence Inequality Inferiority Men Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Weakness Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

4. “[In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.”

Tags : Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender History Independence Inequality Marriage Married Life Matrimony Men Misogyny Perception Self Abnegation Self Determination Social Norms Subjugation Wedlock Women Women S Rights
Source : The Wives of Henry VIII

5. “It was a fact generally acknowledged by all but the most contumacious spirits at the beginning of the seventeenth century that woman was the weaker vessel; weaker than man, that is. ... That was the way God had arranged Creation, sanctified in the words of the Apostle. ... Under the common law of England at the accession of King James I, no female had any rights at all (if some were allowed by custom). As an unmarried woman her rights were swallowed up in her father's, and she was his to dispose of in marriage at will. Once she was married her property became absolutely that of her husband. What of those who did not marry? Common law met that problem blandly by not recognizing it. In the words of The Lawes Resolutions [the leading 17th century compendium on women's legal status]: 'All of them are understood either married or to be married.' In 1603 England, in short, still lived in a world governed by feudal law, where a wife passed from the guardianship of her father to her husband; her husband also stood in relation to her as a feudal lord.”

Tags : Bonds Common Law Empowerment Fathers Feminism Feudalism Gender Guardianship History Husbands Independence Inequality Marriage Married Life Matrimony Men Misogyny Property Self Determination Social Norms Subjugation Wedlock Women Women S Rights
Source : The Weaker Vessel

6. “People of civilized countenance made much of exposing the soft underbellies of their psyche - effete and sensitive were the brands of finer breeding. It was easy for them, safe, and that was the whole point, after all: a statement of coddled opulence that burned the throats of the poor more than any ostentatious show of wealth.”

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Source : Deadhouse Gates

7. “As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Intelligence Men Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Thought Women
Source : Orlando

8. “With a philosophy education, one can infuriate his peers, intimidate his date, think of obscure, unreliable ways to make money, and never regret a thing.”

Tags : Balance Composure Contentment Education Education System Freedom Of Thought Funny Funny But True Humor Life Mind Peace Peace Of Mind Philosophy Poise Rationality Regrets Social Social Norms Sociality Thinking Thought Unstoppable Unstoppable Force
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

9. “Why the obsession with worldly possessions ? When it's your time to go, they have to stay behind, so pack light.”

Tags : Bare Essentials Clearance Consumer Culture Consumer Society Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Letting Go Quotes Life Philosophy Material Things Materialistic Society Necessities Needs And Wants Obsessed Obsessions Retail Politics Simple Living Simplify Things Time Slipping Time Travel Worldly Possessions
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

10. “When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”

Tags : Anonymous Authorship Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender History Misogyny Persecution Social Norms Suppression Witches Women Women Writers Writing
Source : A Room of One's Own

11. “I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men.""Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”

Tags : Books Clichés Constancy Double Standards Education Feminism Gender Inequality Love Men Misogyny Opportunities Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

12. “Do you really believe ... that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Feminism Gender History Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Prejudice Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Truth Women
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

13. “Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Misogyny Morality Protectiveness Social Norms Stereotypes Womanhood Women
Source : A Room of One's Own

14. “In reaction against the age-old slogan, "woman is the weaker vessel," or the still more offensive, "woman is a divine creature," we have, I think, allowed ourselves to drift into asserting that "a woman is as good as a man," without always pausing to think what exactly we mean by that. What, I feel, we ought to mean is something so obvious that it is apt to escape attention altogether, viz: (...) that a woman is just as much an ordinary human being as a man, with the same individual preferences, and with just as much right to the tastes and preferences of an individual. What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person.”

Tags : Classification Clichés Dignity Discrimination Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Individuality Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

15. “The rule seemed to be that a great woman must either die unwed ... or find a still greater man to marry her. ... The great man, on the other hand, could marry where he liked, not being restricted to great women; indeed, it was often found sweet and commendable in him to choose a woman of no sort of greatness at all.”

Tags : Abilities Choice Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Greatness Hypocrisy Inequality Marriage Matrimony Men Misogyny Skills Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Gaudy Night

16. “There is no deception on the part of the woman, where a man bewilders himself: if he deludes his own wits, I can certainly acquit the women. Whatever man allows his mind to dwell upon the imprint his imagination has foolishly taken of women, is fanning the flames within himself -- and, since the woman knows nothing about it, she is not to blame. For if a man incites himself to drown, and will not restrain himself, it is not the water's fault.”

Tags : Cause And Effect Clichés Deceit Delusion Discrimination Double Standards Expectations Gender Inequality Men Misogyny Perception Prejudice Self Deception Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Author : John Gower
Source : Confessio Amantis

17. “Yet if women are so flighty, fickle, changeable, susceptible, and inconstant (as some clerks would have us believe), why is it that their suitors have to resort to such trickery to have their way with them? And why don't women quickly succumb to them, without the need for all this skill and ingenuity in conquering them? For there is no need to go to war for a castle that is already captured. (...)Therefore, since it is necessary to call on such skill, ingenuity, and effort in order to seduce a woman, whether of high or humble birth, the logical conclusion to draw is that women are by no means as fickle as some men claim, or as easily influenced in their behaviour. And if anyone tells me that books are full of women like these, it is this very reply, frequently given, which causes me to complain. My response is that women did not write these books nor include the material which attacks them and their morals. Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart's content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence. But if women had written these books, I know full well the subject would have been handled differently. They know that they stand wrongfully accused, and that the cake has not been divided up equally, for the strongest take the lion's share, and the one who does the sharing out keeps the biggest portion for himself.”

Tags : Clichés Deceit Defenselessness Double Standards Fickleness Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality One Sidedness Perception Prejudice Received Opinion Seduction Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Suppression Unfairness Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

18. “It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity - and make them, as a part of the human species, labour by reforming themselves to reform the world. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Manners Misogyny Morality Reform Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

19. “The more time we spend interconnected via a myriad of devices, the less time we have left to develop true friendships in the real world.”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

20. “Your god, sir, is the World. In my eyes, you, too, if not an infidel, are an idolater. I conceive that you ignorantly worship: in all things you appear to me too superstitious. Sir, your god, your great Bel, your fish-tailed Dagon, rises before me as a demon. You, and such as you, have raised him to a throne, put on him a crown, given him a sceptre. Behold how hideously he governs! See him busied at the work he likes best -- making marriages. He binds the young to the old, the strong to the imbecile. He stretches out the arm of Mezentius and fetters the dead to the living. In his realm there is hatred -- secret hatred: there is disgust -- unspoken disgust: there is treachery -- family treachery: there is vice -- deep, deadly, domestic vice. In his dominions, children grow unloving between parents who have never loved: infants are nursed on deception from their very birth: they are reared in an atmosphere corrupt with lies ... All that surrounds him hastens to decay: all declines and degenerates under his sceptre. Your god is a masked Death.”

Tags : Contempt Death Decay Demons Discord Disgust Domestic Life Expectations False Belief Families Family Relationships Force Hatred Hypocrisy Idolatry Injustice Marriage Married Life Matrimony Preconceptions Scorn Social Norms Society Unfreedom Vice Women
Source : Shirley

21. “The word 'friend' has become so utterly void of meaning in a world governed by social media. How can anyone truly claim to have eleven hundred friends ? In my book that would involve making time to meet at least three of them every day of the year.”

Tags : Artificial Dehumanize Dilute Emptiness Emptyness Fake Fake Friends Faking Friendless Friendlessness Friendliness Friendship Quotes Friendships Genuine Friendship Genuineness Impersonal World Instant Gratification Meaningful Friendship Quotes On Friendship Shallow Mind Shallow Minded Social Commentary Social Media Addiction Social Norms
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

22. “Every giant leap for mankind resulting from a technological advance requires a commensurate step in the opposite direction - a counterweight to ground us in humanity.”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

23. “Does a rake deserve to possess anything of worth, since he chases everything in skirts and then imagines he can successfully hide his shame by slandering [women in general]?”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Gender Hypocrisy Immorality Men Misogyny Promiscuity Seduction Sexuality Shame Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

24. “A slut is someone, usually a woman, who’s stepped outside of the very narrow lane that good girls are supposed to stay within. Sluts are loud. We’re messy. We don’t behave. In fact, the original definition of “slut” meant “untidy woman.” But since we live in a world that relies on women to be tidy in all ways, to be quiet and obedient and agreeable and available (but never aggressive), those of us who color outside of the lines get called sluts. And that word is meant to keep us in line.”

Tags : Consent Double Standards Equality Female Empowerment Female Liberation Feminism Freedom Of Expression Rape Culture Slut Slut Shaming Social Norms Societal Standards Society

25. “[I]f the name of wife appears more sacred and more valid, sweeter to me is ever the word friend, or, if thou be not ashamed, concubine ... And thou thyself wert not wholly unmindful of that ... [as in the narrative of thy misfortunes] thou hast not disdained to set forth sundry reasons by which I tried to dissuade thee from our marriage, from an ill-starred bed; but wert silent as to many, in which I preferred love to wedlock, freedom to a bond. I call God to witness, if Augustus, ruling over the whole world, were to deem me worthy of the honour of marriage, and to confirm the whole world to me, to be ruled by me forever, dearer to me and of greater dignity would it seem to be called thy concubine than his empress.”

Tags : Bonds Concubine Devotion Dignity Freedom Honor Integrity Love Marriage Married Life Matrimony Misfortunes Self Determination Shame Sin Social Norms Vice Virtue Wedlock Wife Women Worthiness
Source : The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

26. “It really is something ... that men disapprove even of our doing things that are patently good. Wouldn't it be possible for us just to banish these men from our lives, and escape their carping and jeering once and for all? Couldn't we live without them? Couldn't we earn our living and manage our affairs without help from them? Come on, let's wake up, and claim back our freedom, and the honour and dignity that they have usurped from us for so long. Do you think that if we really put our minds to it, we would be lacking the courage to defend ourselves, the strength to fend for ourselves, or the talents to earn our own living? Let's take our courage into our hands and do it, and then we can leave it up to them to mend their ways as much as they can: we shan't really care what the outcome is, just as long as we are no longer subjugated to them.”

Tags : Careers Courage Dignity Empowerment Equality Feminism Freedom Gender Gifts Honour Independence Insults Livelihood Men Personal Finances Respect Self Determination Social Norms Strength Subjugation Talents Women Work
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

27. “This pre-eminence is something [men] have unjustly arrogated to themselves. And when it's said that women must be subject to men, the phrase should be understood in the same sense as when we say we are subject to natural disasters, diseases, and all the other accidents of this life: it's not a case of being subjected in the sense of obeying, but rather of suffering an imposition, not a case of serving them fearfully, but rather of tolerating them in a spirit of Christian charity, since they have been given to us by God as a spiritual trial.”

Tags : Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender Inequality Men Misogyny Pre Eminence Self Esteem Social Norms Subjection Subjugation Superiority Women
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

28. “I am anchored on a resolve you cannot shake. My heart, my conscience shall dispose of my hand -- they only. Know this at last.”

Tags : Choice Conscience Courtship Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender Independence Integrity Love Marriage Matrimony Self Determination Social Norms Women Wooing
Source : Shirley

29. “No: I shall not marry Samuel Fawthrop Wynne.""I ask why? I must have a reason. In all respects he is more than worthy of you."She stood on the hearth; she was pale as the white marble slab and cornice behind her; her eyes flashed large, dilated, unsmiling."And I ask in what sense that young man is worthy of me?”

Tags : Choice Courtship Dignity Empowerment Equality Feminism Gender Independence Inferiority Integrity Marriage Marriage Proposal Matrimony Men Self Awareness Self Determination Social Norms Suitability Women Wooing Worthiness
Source : Shirley

30. “When you hear men talking," said Cornelia, "all they ever do is speak ill of women. ... And I don't quite know how they managed to make this law in their favour, or who exactly it was who gave them a greater license to sin than is allowed to us; and if the fault is common to both sexes (as they can hardly deny), why should the blame not be as well? What makes them think they can boast of the same thing that in women brings only shame?”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men And Women Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Self Perception Sin Social Norms Stereotypes Vice
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

31. “[W]hen I see men callously and cheerfully denying women the full use of their bodies, while insisting with sobs and howls on the satisfaction of their own, I simply can't find it heroic, or kind, or anything but pretty rotten and feeble.”

Tags : Conduct Of Life Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men Misogyny Morality Sexuality Social Norms Women
Source : The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 1, 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist

32. “You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you're not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn't a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.”

Tags : Change Education Experiments Growth Life Mistakes Social Norms Vocation
Author : Anaïs Nin

33. “The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.”

Tags : Life Perspective Social Norms Society
Source : Crime and Punishment

34. “In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”

Tags : Accusation Assumption Bias Blame Extroversion Extroverts Fear Guilt Innocence Introversion Introverts Judgment Judgmental Judgmentality People Skepticism Social Norms Society Unconscious Mind
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

35. “It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.”

Tags : Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Freedom Gender Hypocrisy Independence Misogyny Morality Self Determination Social Norms Virtue Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

36. “Some people's blameless lives are to blame for a good deal.”

Tags : Blame Conduct Of Life Double Standards Hypocrisy Morality Social Norms
Source : Gaudy Night

37. “Sex: In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.”

Tags : Inhibitions Morality Obsession Prudishness Puritanism Sexuality Social Norms
Source : Marlene Dietrich's ABC

38. “In fact, there is perhaps only one human being in a thousand who is passionately interested in his job for the job's sake. The difference is that if that one person in a thousand is a man, we say, simply, that he is passionately keen on his job; if she is a woman, we say she is a freak.”

Tags : Career Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Passion For Work Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

39. “Wine and women make wise men dote and forsake God's law and do wrong." However, the fault is not in the wine, and often not in the woman. The fault is in the one who misuses the wine or the woman or other of God's crations. Even if you get drunk on the wine and through this greed you lapse into lechery, the wine is not to blame but you are, in being unable or unwilling to discipline yourself. And even if you look at a woman and become caught up in her beauty and assent to sin [= adultery; extramarital sex], the woman is not to blame nor is the beauty given her by God to be disparaged: rather, you are to blame for not keeping your heart more clear of wicked thoughts. ... If you feel yourself tempted by the sight of a woman, control your gaze better ... You are free to leave her. Nothing constrains you to commit lechery but your own lecherous heart.”

Tags : Adultery Beauty Clichés Double Standards Drunkenness Gender Greed Hypocrisy Immorality Lust Men Misogyny Sexuality Social Norms Stereotypes Temptation Wine Women
Author : Anonymous
Source : Dives And Pauper

40. “[Y]ou are not ashamed of your sin [in committing adultery] because so many men commit it. Man's wickedness is now such that men are more ashamed of chastity than of lechery. Murderers, thieves, perjurers, false witnesses, plunderers and fraudsters are detested and hated by people generally, but whoever will sleep with his servant girl in brazen lechery is liked and admired for it, and people make light of the damage to his soul. And if any man has the nerve to say that he is chaste and faithful to his wife and this gets known, he is ashamed to mix with other men, whose behaviour is not like his, for they will mock him and despise him and say he's not a real man; for man's wickedness is now of such proportions that no one is considered a man unless he is overcome by lechery, while one who overcomes lechery and stays chaste is considered unmanly.”

Tags : Adultery Clichés Crimes Double Standards Fidelity Gender Hypocrisy Immorality Manhood Manliness Men Misogyny Perception Promiscuity Social Norms Women
Source : Sermons 1-19

41. “If it ever occurs to people to value the honour of the mind equally with the honour of the body, we shall get a social revolution of a quite unparalleled sort.”

Tags : Body Honour Integrity Mind Social Norms Truth Values
Source : Gaudy Night

42. “She sang, as requested. There was much about love in the ballad: faithful love that refused to abandon its object; love that disaster could not shake; love that, in calamity, waxed fonder, in poverty clung closer. The words were set to a fine old air -- in themselves they were simple and sweet: perhaps, when read, they wanted force; when well sung, they wanted nothing. Shirley sang them well: she breathed into the feeling, softness, she poured round the passion, force: her voice was fine that evening; its expression dramatic: she impressed all, and charmed one.On leaving the instrument, she went to the fire, and sat down on a seat -- semi-stool, semi-cushion: the ladies were round her -- none of them spoke. The Misses Sympson and the Misses Nunnely looked upon her, as quiet poultry might look on an egret, an ibis, or any other strange fowl. What made her sing so? They never sang so. Was it proper to sing with such expression, with such originality -- so unlike a school girl? Decidedly not: it was strange, it was unusual. What was strange must be wrong; what was unusual must be improper. Shirley was judged.”

Tags : Devotion Expectations Faithfulness Feeling Gender Gift Jealousy Judgment Love Morality Music Musicality Passion Preconceptions Prejudice Rejection Singing Society Understanding Women
Source : Shirley

43. “God bids you not to commit lechery, that is, not to have sex with any woman except your wife. You ask of her that she should not have sex with anyone except you -- yet you are not willing to observe the same restraint in return. Where you ought to be ahead of your wife in virtue, you collapse under the onset of lechery. ... Complaints are always being made about men's lechery, yet wives do not dare to find fault with their husbands for it. Male lechery is so brazen and so habitual that it is now sanctioned [= permitted], to the extent that men tell their wives that lechery and adultery are legitimate for men but not for women.”

Tags : Adultery Clichés Double Standards Fidelity Gender Hypocrisy Marriage Men Misogyny Morality Sexuality Social Norms Stereotypes Wives Women
Source : Sermons 1-19

44. “I told you in the course of this paper that Shakespeare had a sister; but do not look for her in Sir Sidney Lee's life of the poet. She died young--alas, she never wrote a word. She lies buried where the omnibuses now stop, opposite the Elephant and Castle. Now my belief is that this poet who never wrote a word and was buried at the crossroads still lives. She lives in you and in me, and in many other women who are not here tonight, for they are washing up the dishes and putting the children to bed. But she lives; for great poets do not die; they are continuing presences; they need only the opportunity to walk among us in the flesh.”

Tags : Aspirations Dignity Dreams Empowerment Equality Feminism Fiction Gender Opportunities Poetry Self Determination Social Norms Women Women Writers
Source : A Room of One's Own

45. “When the Rule of Law disappears, we are ruled by the whims of men.”

Tags : America Americanism Despotism Law Legal System Men Police Police State Politics Politics Of The United States Rule Of Law Social Change Social Commentary Social Justice Social Norms Social Psychology Society Society S Increasing Stupidity State Surveillance Surveillance Society

46. “Kindness is often disregarded and seen as a weakness. People tend to appreciate a-holes more for some idiotic unexplainable reason. (We all know the reason for why we act this way but no one dares mentioning it - we always strive to achieve the "impossible" - in this case win over someone that is assumably ice-cold. We strive to be "exceptions of the rule" so that we one day can say to ourselves "I managed to turn an ice-cold person into a warm loving person". (We all know this is not going to happen but still we believe it will, hence the motivation to continue) The kind are always taken for granted until you no longer have them by your side. Therefore appreciate kindness when it's handed to you regardless from whom it is handed. Do not throw it away.”

Tags : Beliefs Friendship Human Bonds Human Interaction Humans Kindness Quotes Kindness To Others Love Psychology Social Interaction Social Norms Taken For Granted Trust Unappreciated
Author : Berivan Selim

47. “Both men and women experience pressure to conform to social standards of attractiveness. Men to look strong and be tough, women to look pretty and soft. Men to be masculine, women to be feminine. Men get judged for being "too feminine", women get criticized for being "too masculine". Gender policing affects us all.”

Tags : Feminine Feminism Feminist Gender Gender Issues Gender Norms Gender Policing Gender Stereotypes Genre Policing Man Enough Manly Masculine Masculinity Men Pressure Prett Sexuality Social Issues Social Norms Society Soft Tough
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

48. “[J]ust the sight of this book, even though it was of no authority, made me wonder how it happened that so many different men – and learned men among them – have been and are so inclined to express both in speaking and in their treatises and writings so many wicked insults about women and their behaviour. Not only one or two ... but, more generally, from the treatises of all philosophers and poets and from all the orators – it would take too long to mention their names – it seems that they all speak from one and the same mouth. Thinking deeply about these matters, I began to examine my character and conduct as a natural woman and, similarly, I considered other women whose company I frequently kept, princesses, great ladies, women of the middle and lower classes, who had graciously told me of their most private and intimate thoughts, hoping that I could judge impartially and in good conscience whether the testimony of so many notable men could be true. To the best of my knowledge, no matter how long I confronted or dissected the problem, I could not see or realise how their claims could be true when compared to the natural behaviour and character of women.”

Tags : Behaviour Books Character Clichés Conduct Double Standards Empowerment Expectations Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Impartiality Inequality Insults Men Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Prejudice Reality Check Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

49. “Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them.”

Tags : Abuse Argument Clichés Conduct Damage Double Standards Fire Foolishness Gender Generalizations Harm Hypocrisy Individuality Men Misogyny Misrepresentation One Sidedness Perceptions Prejudice Social Norms Stereotypes Truth Water Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

50. “The man or the woman in whom resides greater virtue is the higher; neither the loftiness nor the lowliness of a person lies in the body according to the sex, but in the perfection of conduct and virtues.”

Tags : Clichés Conduct Double Standards Empowerment Equality Gender Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Morality Perception Prejudice Social Norms Superiority Virtue Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

51. “I shake my head at my friend. “Not only is they lines, but you know good as I do where them lines be drawn.” Aibileen shakes her head. “I used to believe in em. I don’t anymore. They in our heads. People like Miss Hilly is always trying to make us believe they there. But they ain’t.”

Tags : Equal Rights Equality Race Relations Social Norms
Source : The Help

52. “I always think the opening moments of a party are the hardest, before everyone has had enough to drink.”

Tags : Alcohol Drinking Party Partying Social Norms Society
Source : Everybody Rise

53. “I think there some kind of instinct connection between me and children. When I see children I find it quiet hard to take my eyes off them, and I could not hold my smile either. I really love their simplicity and innocence. If everyone would've have been childlike, not childish, the world would be a better place.”

Tags : Better Better Life Better Placeer Place Better World Better Yourself Betterment Child Children S Books Childrens Good Good And Evil Good Deeds Goodness Quotes Social Social Justice Social Norms Socie Society Society Humanity Society Thinking Wisdom Inspirational Wisdom Quotes Wise Wise Quotes Wise Sayings

54. “My Lady, you certainly tell me about wonderful constancy, strength and virtue and firmness of women, so can one say the same thing about men? (...)Response [by Lady Rectitude]: "Fair sweet friend, have you not yet heard the saying that the fool sees well enough a small cut in the face of his neighbour, but he disregards the great gaping one above his own eye? I will show you the great contradiction in what the men say about the changeability and inconstancy of women. It is true that they all generally insist that women are very frail [= fickle] by nature. And since they accuse women of frailty, one would suppose that they themselves take care to maintain a reputation for constancy, or at the very least, that the women are indeed less so than they are themselves. And yet, it is obvious that they demand of women greater constancy than they themselves have, for they who claim to be of this strong and noble condition cannot refrain from a whole number of very great defects and sins, and not out of ignorance, either, but out of pure malice, knowing well how badly they are misbehaving. But all this they excuse in themselves and say that it is in the nature of man to sin, yet if it so happens that any women stray into any misdeed (of which they themselves are the cause by their great power and longhandedness), then it's suddenly all frailty and inconstancy, they claim. But it seems to me that since they do call women frail, they should not support that frailty, and not ascribe to them as a great crime what in themselves they merely consider a little defect.”

Tags : Clichés Constancy Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Firmness Frailty Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Prejudice Sin Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Of Character Vice Virtue Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

55. “The very fact we use the term "cold-blooded" as a synonym for "heartless" should tell you something about the innate bias we primates hold against reptiles. Do not judge other species by your own social norms.”

Tags : Heartless Primates Reptiles Social Norms Species Synonym

56. “By heavens! there is something after all in the world allowing one man to steal a horse while another must not look at a halter. Steal a horse straight out. Very well. He has done it. Perhaps he can ride. But there is a way of looking at a halter that would provoke the most charitable of saints into a kick.”

Tags : Hierarchy Humanity Philosophy Social Norms
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Heart of Darkness

57. “Secret of man's Mortality; Man has transformed from immortal to become a mere mortal being all because of our mental love for sex and evil.”

Tags : Immorality Individual Vs Society Misogyny Morality Social Norms
Author : Auliq Ice

58. “A crime is born in the gap between the morality of society and that of the individual.”

Tags : Crime Morality Social Norms
Author : Håkan Nesser

59. “[Women] complain about many clerks who attribute all sorts of faults to them and who compose works about them in rhyme, prose, and verse, criticizing their conduct in a variety of different ways. They then give these works as elementary textbooks to their young pupils at the beginning of their schooling, to provide them with exempla and received wisdom, so that they will remember this teaching when they come of age ... They accuse [women] of many ... serious vice[s] and are very critical of them, finding no excuse for them whatsoever.This is the way clerks behave day and night, composing their verse now in French, now in Latin. And they base their opinions on goodness only knows which books, which are more mendacious than a drunk. Ovid, in a book he wrote called Cures for Love, says many evil things about women, and I think he was wrong to do this. He accuses them of gross immorality, of filthy, vile, and wicked behaviour. (I disagree with him that they have such vices and promise to champion them in the fight against anyone who would like to throw down the gauntlet ...) Thus, clerks have studied this book since their early childhood as their grammar primer and then teach it to others so that no man will undertake to love a woman.”

Tags : Books Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Falsehood Gender Hypocrisy Instruction Love Men Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality Perception Prejudice Received Opinion Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Teaching Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

60. “Chastity ... has, even now, a religious importance in a woman's life, and has so wrapped itself round with nerves and instincts that to cut it free and bring it to the light of day demands courage of the rarest.”

Tags : Chastitiy Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Encroachment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Liberty Misogyny Morality Self Determination Sexuality Social Norms Suppression Women
Source : A Room of One's Own

61. “Any human action that goes against what is ordinary, is deemed as an anomaly.”

Tags : Behavioral Psychology Behaviorism Brainy Quotes Human Behavior Human Mind Human Nature Inspiration Inspirational Inspiring Inspiring Quotes Life Life Lessons Neuropsychology Pearls Of Wisdom Social Behavior Social Issues Social Norms Social Psychology Society Humanity Society Thinking
Source : In Search of Divinity: Journey to The Kingdom of Conscience

62. “What is in the minds of the majority the society is unmindful of.”

Tags : Deviant Freedom Revolutionary Social Norms Society Quotes Society Thinking
Author : Amit Abraham

63. “Riding in a carriage without an escort is modern. But traveling out and about unescorted is unheard of.”

Tags : Humorous Quotes Ladies Social Commentary Social Norms
Source : The Case of the Missing Moonstone

64. “People are willing to work free, and they are willing to work for a reasonable wage; but offer them just a small payment and they will walk away.”

Tags : Friendship Market Norms Payment Social Norms
Author : Dan Ariely
Source : Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

65. “I find it hilarious when I see 'not alive' fearing death”

Tags : Social Norms Society Society Humanity Society Individualism Society Thinking
Author : Mayank Sharma
Source : A Cocktail of Love

66. “Society never made the preposterous demand that a man should think as much about his own qualifications for making a charming girl happy as he thinks of hers for making himself happy. As if a man could choose not only his wife but his wife's husband!”

Tags : Culture Critique Humor Social Norms
Author : George Eliot
Source : Middlemarch

67. “The social codes are different, distinctly preppy, fraternity-sorority, hip, flip, fast-and-cute, nauseating, and artificial. I have no doubt that the majority of these people are interesting, likeable, intelligent people. Unfortunately, they've been taught not to show it. The problem lies in socializing. When these people socialize, they don a common "mask." They talk a certain way (hip, flip) act a certain way, do certain things, all of which have been defined as socially acceptable. By acting in such a way, one makes "friends." With time, friends use their masks less and less, and a true, deep friendship results.”

Tags : Fraternity Friendship Masks Norms Social Codes Social Norms Sorority

68. “After several months in our trio relationship, my husband and I started telling friends about our girlfriend... No one seemed to mind the concept of an occasional three-way fling with a stranger, but the concept of dating a third person was a bit much for polite company.”

Tags : Social Norms Threesome
Source : The Threesome Handbook: Make the Most of Your Favorite Fantasy - the Ultimate Guide for Tri-Curious Singles and Couples

69. “It tugged at his soul not to talk to other writers about his work. He loved the bank, keeping it secure and compliant with the laws and regulations. People assumed these things happened by magic. They did not. Hauer never talked about it outside the office. He didn't want to make the other writers uncomfortable. If he developed a reputation as someone who brought his work with him to writers conferences they would all turn away, to sip and swizzle their drinks without him.”

Tags : Banking Creativity Social Norms Work Writing
Author : Charlie Close
Source : Before the Ripcord Broke: Stories

70. “It was much easier to explain the veil than to answer questions about the wounds.”

Tags : Explaining Social Norms Socialization Veil Violence Violence Against Women Wounds
Author : Pawan Mishra
Source : Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

71. “The imagination serves us only when the mind is absolutely free of any prejudice. A single prejudice suffices to cool off the imagination. This whimsical part of the mind is so unbridled as to be uncontrollable. Its greatest triumphs, its most eminent delights consist in smashing all the restraints that oppose it. Imagination is the enemy of all norms, the idolater of all disorder and of all that bears the color of crime.”

Tags : Custom Freedom Freedom Of Thought Imagination Intellect Social Norms Tradition
Source : Philosophy in the Boudoir or, The Immoral Mentors

72. “At the behest of the criterion of authenticity, much that was once thought to make up the very fabric of culture has come to seem of little account, mere fantasy or ritual, or downright falsification. Conversely, much that culture traditionally condemned and sought to exclude is accorded a considerable moral authority by reason of the authenticity claimed for it, for example, disorder, violence, unreason.”

Tags : Art Authenticity Criticism Entertainment Genuine Sincerely Social Convention Social Norms Sociology
Source : Sincerity and Authenticity

73. “Human security depends on a system where each rational individual calculates that it is more profitable not to rebel.”

Tags : Rebellion Security Social Norms Society
Author : Mark Gough

74. “I love social media. I love the connectivity it provides, the creativity it allows, and the breathtaking wealth of information we all have at our fingertips because of it.”

Tags : Internet Online Online Education Social Commentary Social Media Social Networking Social Networks Social Norms
Author : Galit Breen
Source : Kindness Wins

75. “With genius, as with beauty -- all, well almost all, is forgiven.”

Tags : Beauty Exemptions Forgiveness Generosity Genius Leniency Social Norms Society
Author : Susan Sontag
Source : The Volcano Lover: A Romance

76. “Men are different; sheep are all alike.”

Tags : Difference Of Opinion Freedom Of Expression Freedom Of Speech Individuality Social Norms Versatility
Author : Raheel Farooq

77. “Raging crime, class warfare, invasive immigrants, light morals, public misbehavior. Always we convince ourselves that the parade of unwelcome and despised is a new phenomenon, which is why the phrase "the good old days" has passed from cliché to self-parody.”

Tags : Class Warfare Cliches Crime Exclusion Immigration Morals Nostaliga Parody Prejudice Self Deception Social Change Social Norms Society Xenophobia
Author : Anna Quindlen
Source : Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City

78. “It is the socially determined norms and traditions of gender roles, which must be challenged, and challenged with vigor. In nearly all countries, including America, the truth is that women have a low social status, and are considered inferior.”

Tags : Beliefs Gender Inequality Gender Roles Inferiority Social Norms
Author : Bryant McGill
Source : Voice of Reason

79. “Males have been groomed since birth, according to the specifications of a sick and perverse society, to become instruments of war.”

Tags : Gender Roles Male Social Norms Society
Author : Bryant McGill
Source : Voice of Reason

80. “Any discussion of male codependency, even one rooted in early attachment dis-ruption, must address the pressures of the social-norm context for male devel-opment. These pressures are often referred to in the literature as “gender role strain.” Gender role strain in men has been identified as either the failure to fulfill male role expectations or the traumatic fulfillment of these expectations, and their negative consequences. One proposed cause of gender role strain is the early gender role socialization process which begins within the family context and is supported by a larger cultural socialization based on patriarchy.”

Tags : Codependence Gender Role Strain Male Socialization Masculinity Patriarchy Social Norms
Source : Codependency & Men

81. “The real problem here is a massive elephant in the room: our own culture. Our social values, our media - so influential on impressionable young girls - that have been allowed, for millenia, to send out this powerful, alienating message about girls and sport: that sport is unfeminine, that sport makes you sweaty and muscular, that sport is swearing and violence, that sport is ugliness in a world where women’s sole priority, value and focus should be beauty and becoming an object of desire.”

Tags : Feminism Media Social Norms Sports
Author : Anna Kessel
Source : Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives

82. “I do wish men, when they're taking their leave from a lady at dawn, wouldn't insist on adjusting their clothes to a nicety, or fussily tying their lacquered cap securely into place. After all, who would laugh at a man or criticize him if they happened to catch sight of him on his way home from an assignation in fearful disarray, with his cloak or hunting costume all awry?”

Tags : Assignations Dawn Departures Heian Period Japanese Culture Lovers Palace Life Sexuality Social Norms
Author : Sei Shōnagon
Source : The Pillow Book

83. “[Mo] sapeva che a Caterina, Cecilia e Maria, quando avessero messo piede su Deneb, nessuno avrebbe chiesto di compilare un modulo sbarrando la F. e non la M. per relegarle di conseguenza in uno scompartimento di seconda categoria.”

Tags : Double Standards Empowerment Equality Gender Independence Opportunities Social Norms Women
Source : Extraterrestre alla pari

84. “My silence never means I don’t have nothing to talk, but it was important who were audiences and what was the topic.”

Tags : Audiences Silence Silent Social Norms Speaking Talk Topic

85. “Nothing about his betrothed please him more than her resolute determination to carry to its utmost limit that ritual of ignoring the "unpleasant" in which they had both been brought up.”

Tags : Social Norms
Author : Edith Wharton

86. “The high-minded pursuit of a Jiu Jitsu practitioner pursuing mastery cannot coexist well with the modern world. Our values vary immensely from our contemporaries. This pursuit leaves societal norms slaughtered in our wake. Those who share this journey will praise our efforts; those in the hive will think we have lost it. We must be willing to be misunderstood if we are to understand ourselves.”

Tags : Jiu Jitsu Life Social Norms Understanding
Author : Chris Matakas
Source : The Tao of Jiu Jitsu

87. “We are poor indeed if we are only sane.”

Tags : Infp Psychology Sanity Social Norms Society Sociology

88. “On the hearth, in front of a back-brand to give substance, blazed a fire of thorns, that crackled 'like the laughter of the fool.'Nineteen persons were gathered here. Of these, five women, wearing gowns of various bright hues, sat in chairs along the wall; girls shy and not shy filled the window-bench; four men, including Charley Jake the hedge-carpenter, Elijah New the parish-clerk, and John Pitcher, a neighboring dairyman, the shepherd's father-in-law, lolled in the settle; a young man and maid, who were blushing over tentative pourparlers on a life companionship, sat beneath the corner-cupboard; and an elderly engaged man of fifty or upward moved restlessly about from spots where his betrothed was not to the spot where she was. Enjoyment was pretty general, and so much the more prevailed in being unhampered by conventional restrictions. Absolute confidence in each other's good opinion begat perfect ease, while the finishing stroke of manner, amounting to a truly princely serenity, was lent to the majority by the absence of any expression or trait denoting that they wished to get on in the world, enlarge their minds, or do any eclipsing thing whatever - which nowadays so generally nips the bloom and bonhomie of all except the two extremes of the social scale.("The Three Strangers")”

Tags : Party Social Norms
Author : Thomas Hardy
Source : Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

89. “All social interactions require some loss of freedom.”

Tags : Anthropology Communication Freedom Of Expression Friendship Liberty Loss Of Freedom People Relations Respecting Others Social Convention Social Group Social Interaction Social Networking Social Norms Society Sociology
Author : Erol Ozan

90. “The social organization makes man dependent on one another.”

Tags : Social Networking Social Norms

91. “While he rested, she asked, 'What's the difference between natives and outsiders?' 'Natives,' he replied, 'eat indoors and shit outdoors, outsiders eat outdoors and shit indoors.”

Tags : Social Norms
Author : John Cage
Source : M: Writings '67-'72

92. “..If not for the influence of Humans, I would not be Human. Shouldn't it be concerning that the quality of such examples continues to dwindle?”

Tags : Intrinsic Value Knowledge Of Self Social Norms
Author : J. Devau
Source : Theory of the Atheist: Record One of the Alias Wars

93. “All the men’s clothes she wore just called attention to how much of a girl she was.”

Tags : Clothes Female Girl Social Norms
Source : Eleanor & Park

94. “Ignorance binds people tighter than culture.”

Tags : Culture Ignorance People Social Ignorance Social Norms Society
Author : Raheel Farooq

95. “You are responsible for everything you TWEET and RETWEET.”

Tags : Branding Branding Quotes Conduct And Morals Digital Culture Digital Mind Digital Thinking Ethical Code Ethics And Moral Philosophy Etiquette Etiquette And Attitude Leadership Online Etiquette Online Postings Online Visibility Social Media Social Media Branding Social Media Ethics Social Media Etiquette Social Media Marketing Social Networking Social Norms Strategic Strategic Communication Strategic Thinking Think Before You Act Think Before You React Trending You Are What You Speak You Are What You Tweet
Author : Germany Kent