A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
(Jo Swerling (b. 1897), U.S. screenwriter, Robert Riskin, dialog, and John Ford. Arthur Ferguson Jones (Edward G. Robinson), The Whole Town's Talking, commenting after indulging in a good cigar and a good bit of whiskey (1935).
Based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.)
... today we round out the first century of a professed republic,with woman figuratively representing freedomand yet all free, save woman.
(Phoebe W. Couzins (1845-1913), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 3, ch. 27, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1886).
At a convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association held on the centennial of American independence in the First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia.)
Women have no sympathy ... and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
(Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), British nurse. letter, Dec. 13, 1861. Forever Yours, Florence Nightingale: Selected Letters, ch. 3 (1989).
Refuting the argument that women had been more sympathetic to her work than men.)