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A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful.

A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful.

by Judith Martin Found in: Ladies Quotes,
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I have defined Ladies as people who did not do things themselves.

I have defined Ladies as people who did not do things themselves.

by Gwen Raverat Found in: Ladies Quotes,
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Any woman could act like a lady, and this behavior was interpreted as being submissive, demure, inhibited...Being a lady in read more

Any woman could act like a lady, and this behavior was interpreted as being submissive, demure, inhibited...Being a lady in the Western world was like footbinding in China.

by Victoria Billings Found in: Ladies Quotes,
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What restricts the use of the word 'lady' among the courteous is that it is intended to set a woman read more

What restricts the use of the word 'lady' among the courteous is that it is intended to set a woman apart from ordinary humanity, and in the working world that is not a help, as women have discovered in many bitter ways.

by Judith Martin Found in: Ladies Quotes,
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Women are not ladies. The term connotates females who are simultaneously put on a pedestal and patronized.

Women are not ladies. The term connotates females who are simultaneously put on a pedestal and patronized.

by Cynthia Heimel Found in: Ladies Quotes,
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