Helen Rowland

(1875–1950 / Washington, D.C)

Helen Rowland Quotes

  • ''"Home" is any four walls that enclose the right person.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 9, ed. Paul and Stanley (1903).
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  • ''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 (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 10 (1903), Stanley and Paul edition (1909).
  • ''When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 11 (1903, repr. 1909).
  • ''Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts and his higher nature—and another woman to help him forget them.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Second Interlude," A Guide to Men (1922).
  • ''Woman! The peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification!''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Second Interlude," A Guide to Men (1922).
  • ''A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Second Marriages," A Guide to Men (1922).
  • ''Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Syncopations," A Guide to Men (1922).
  • ''Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Syncopations," A Guide to Men (1922).
  • ''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 (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Syncopations," A Guide to Men (1922).
  • ''Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Syncopations," A Guide to Men (1922).

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