Sayings/Men and Women

Sayings based on men and women. Select a saying for more details. Also try Men and Women Sayings Quiz.

A good husband makes a good wife

If a woman is happy with her husband, she will be a good mate for him.

A good man is hard to find

This saying talks about the difficulties for women in finding a suitable male partner.

A man is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looks

This somewhat sexist saying suggests that men age better than women.

Behind every successful man is a woman

Many men owe their achievements in life to women.

Boys will be boys

This somewhat humorous saying is often used to excuse male behaviour (of both boys and adult men).

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

A woman rejected in love can be very angry and dangerous.

It's a man's world

Everything in life is arranged to the advantage of men. Life is tough for women.

One tongue is enough for a woman

Some people think that women talk too much. If they already talk too much, they don't need another tongue. One tongue is sufficient (but see Origin below).

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach

Many women have won a man's love by cooking delicious meals for him. They fed his stomach and found love in his heart.

Women will have the last word

A man cannot win an argument with a woman. Women talk more than men. They can always add something more to what they are saying.
These are English sayings and proverbs about men and women, including husbands and wives.

Also try Men and Women Sayings Quiz.

Contributor: Josef Essberger