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  • I do believe a young lady can't be too careful who she marries.

    Believe   Young   Careful  
    Anne Bronte (2016). “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Diversion Illustrated Classics)”, p.225, Diversion Books
  • Brothers are a blessing for one thing. There is no possibility of any young lady getting unreasonably conceited if she be endowed with them.

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle “Mysteries and Adventures”,
  • When I said 'we', officer, I was referring to myself, the four young ladies, and, of course, the goat.

    God   Stupidity   Four  
  • Earnsha was not to be civilized with a wish, and my young lady was no philosopher, and no paragon of patience; but both their minds tending to the same point - one loving and desiring to esteem, and the other loving and desiring to be esteemed - they contrived in the end to reach it.

    Mind   Wish   Philosopher  
    Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Anne Bronte (2009). “The Bronte Sisters: Three Novels: Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; and Agnes Grey (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)”, p.592, Penguin
  • Women, girls and young ladies tend to be as good or better at math than boys, but you didn't think that either.

    Girl   Math   Boys  
    "Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest and the Gender Investing Gap". Interview with Denver Frederick, August 18, 2016.
  • Young ladies may have been crossed in love, and have had their sufferings, their frantic moments of grief and tears, their wakeful nights, and so forth; but it is only in very sentimental novels that people occupy themselves perpetually with that passion, and I believe what are called broken hearts are a very rare article indeed.

    William Makepeace Thackeray (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray (Illustrated)”, p.2988, Delphi Classics
  • Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship, came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.

    Party   Rain   Cities  
    Joshua Slocum (2005). “Sailing Alone around the World”, p.95, Shambhala Publications
  • Some day the laws of glamour must be discovered, because they are so important that the world would be wiser now if Sir Isaac Newton had been hit on the head, not by an apple, but by a young lady.

    Law   Apples   Important  
    Newton Booth Tarkington (2015). “The Magnificent Ambersons”, p.42, Booklassic
  • But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.

    Love   Sister   Wedding  
    Jane Austen (2009). “Northanger Abbey”, p.8, Wild Jot Press
  • Are you suggesting that the gods have trouble acting together, young lady?" Dionysus asked. Yes, Lord Dionysus." Mr. D nodded. "Just checking. You're right, of course. Carry on.

    Rick Riordan (2007). “The Titan's curse”
  • Actually, it would be assumed that the young lady had no such impulses at all, but I’ll tell you something: Chocolate melts on my tongue too.

    Franny Billingsley (2013). “Chime”, p.264, A&C Black
  • The logic: Reading is a private pursuit, one that often takes place behind closed doors. A young lady might retreat with a book, might even take it into her boudoir, and there, reclining on here silken sheets, imbibing the thrills and chills manufactured by writerly quills, one of her hands, one not absolutely needed to grip the little volume, might wander. The fear, in short, as one-handed reading. [p. 146]

    Book   Reading   Doors  
    Siri Hustvedt (2011). “The Summer Without Men”, p.71, Hachette UK
  • One must always regret that law of growth which renders necessary that kittens should spoil into demure cats, and bright, joyous school-girls develop into the spiritless, crystallized beings denominated young ladies.

    Girl   Regret   School  
  • That will do extremely well, child. You have delighted us long enough. Let the other young ladies have time to exhibit.

    Jane Austen (2010). “Pride and Prejudice”, p.94, Giunti Editore
  • I expect that you must receive top marks at school, young lady." Madeleine smiled as she stirred her tea. "There are always rewards for those who state the obvious frequently and with conviction.

    School   Tea   Rewards  
    Scott Westerfeld (2011). “Touching Darkness: Number 2 in series”, p.95, Hachette UK
  • Every young lady may feel for my heroine in this critical moment, for every young lady has at some time or other known the same agitation.

    Jane Austen (1833). “Northanger abbey [followed by] Persuasion”, p.56
  • Michelle Pfeiffer hasn't been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn't like what a woman her age is offered. That's a real double standard. You get Sean Connery, who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn't work the other way around.

    Real   Opposites   Age  
    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • Hollywood keeps before its child audiences a string of glorified young heroes, everyone of whom is an unhesitating and violent Anarchist. His one answer to everything that annoys him or disparages his country or his parents or his young lady or his personal code of manly conduct is to give the offender a "sock" in the jaw.... My observation leads me to believe that it is not the virtuous people who are good at socking jaws.

    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Lectures, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion, The New York Times Articles on War, Memories of Oscar Wilde and more”, p.6038, e-artnow
  • Many a young lady does not realize just how strong her love for a young man is until he fails to pass the approval test with her parents. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is the most fatal. There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe.

    Strong   Love Is   Men  
  • I am sure," cried Catherine, "I did not mean to say anything wrong; but it is a nice book, and why should not I call it so?" "Very true," said Henry, "and this is a very nice day, and we are taking a very nice walk, and you are two very nice young ladies. Oh! It is a very nice word indeed! It does for everything. Originally perhaps it was applied only to express neatness, propriety, delicacy, or refinement—people were nice in their dress, in their sentiments, or their choice. But now every commendation on every subject is comprised in that one word.

    Nice   Book   Mean  
  • They think my father has a lack of concern for human rights, but regardless of details, the Americans should be humanitarian in dealing with his family, because we are human. Saddam has three young ladies and they have children, I have five, Rana has four, and Hala has two. Therefore, our father is very dear to us. His grandchildren love him a lot. Why aren't humanitarian factors taken into account?

    Children   Father   Taken  
  • One day, a pretty, fresh-faced young lady - intelligent and sincerely concerned - asked me if abortion wasn't preferable to making a young, unmarried girl have a baby she didn't want and which would, therefore, grow up unloved and probably turn out to be a criminal. I gave an answer which apparently she hadn't considered. I told her there were literally millions of people in this country who wanted but could not have children and who waited eagerly, sometimes for years, to adopt the baby she had described.

    Girl   Country   Baby  
  • And from the whole she deduced this useful lesson, that to go previously engaged to a ball, does not necessarily increase either the dignity or enjoyment of a young lady.

    Balls   Lessons   Doe  
    Jane Austen (2013). “Jane Austen Collection: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, Love and Friendship and Other Austin Works”, p.1902, Lulu Press, Inc
  • A coquette is a young lady of more beauty than sense, more accomplishments than learning, more charms not person than graces of mind, more admirers than friends, mole fools than wise men for attendants.

    Wise   Men   Grace  
  • Even as late as the summer of 2006, as home prices began to fall, it took a certain kind of person to see the ugly facts and react to them-to discern, in the profile of the beautiful young lady, the face of an old witch.

    Beautiful   Summer   Fall  
    Michael Lewis (2015). “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in)”, p.122, W. W. Norton & Company
  • In the early forties and fifties almost everybody "had about enough to live on," and young ladies dressed well on a hundred dollars a year. The daughters of the richest man in Boston were dressed with scrupulous plainness, and the wife and mother owned one brocade, which did service for several years. Display was considered vulgar. Now, alas! only Queen Victoria dares to go shabby.

  • Young ladies who think of nothing but dress, public amusements, and forming what they call high connexions, are undoubtedly most easily managed, by the fear of what the world will say of them.

    Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1825). “Works”, p.248
  • Once upon a time there was a young lady who lived in a marsh, and her name was Poison.

    Chris Wooding (2014). “Poison”, p.206, Scholastic UK
  • Time flies, though, huh? But I feel young. And do you know how I stay feeling young, ladies and gentlemen? I'll share my secret with you: I live in a senior citizen retirement community.

  • She [Evelina] is not, indeed, like most modern young ladies; to be known in half an hour; her modest worth, and fearful excellence, require both time and encouragement to show themselves.

    Fanny Burney, Evelina ( (1808). “Evelina: or The history of a young lady's entrance into the world [by F. Burney].”, p.144
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