19 November 2012

International Men's Day

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.  Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.  ~Katharine Hepburn

All women become like their mothers.  That is their tragedy.  No man does.  That's his.  ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

I want a man who's kind and understanding.  Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?  ~Zsa Zsa Gabor

Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that men's behavior is measured with a feminine ruler.  ~Francesca M. Cancian

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.  ~Lana Turner

A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant.  ~Helen Rowland  

What is the difference between men and women?  A woman wants one man to satisfy her every need, and a man wants every woman to satisfy his one need.  ~Author Unknown

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.  ~Natalie Wood

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.  ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

Joke aside,  today, the 19th of November, is International Men's Day. I didn't know this one existed. It was inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago and the day is now celebrated in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. You can find more about it here. One of its goals is to encourage, among other things, gender equality and to highlight positive male role models.
Front desk picture from CosmoCaixa Barcelona
Great men make the world a better place. Can't live with them, can't live without them.

Happy men's day, to all the men out there!

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