Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble , and serve womankind , regardless of rank, age, or color.
To pick out the wildest and most fantastical odd man alive, and to place your kindness there, is an act so brave and daring as will show the greatness of your spirit and distinguish you in love, as you are in all things else, from womankind.Rochester, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of
When the military man approaches, the world locks up its spoons and packs off its womankind.George Bernard Shaw
And I will pu' the pink, the emblem o' my dear, For she's the pink o' womankind, and blooms without a peer.Robert Burns
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