Quotes And Sayings About Women

Better to be strong than pretty and useless. ― Lilith Saintcrow

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Best Inspirational Quotes for Women

Better to be strong than pretty and useless.

― Lilith Saintcrow

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

― Robert A. Heinlein

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

― Jane Austen

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

― Timothy Leary

Well-behaved women seldom make history.

― Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.

― Margaret Thatcher

No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it's only a question of degree.

― W. C. Fields

I would always rather be happy than dignified.

― Charlotte Bronte

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

― Virginia Woolf

I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

― Oprah Winfrey

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.

― Joseph Conrad

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.

― Amelia Earhart

Never apologize for being a powerful woman.

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.

― Charlotte Bronte

Women, can't live with them, can't live without them.

― Desiderius Erasmus

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.

― Anais Nin

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.

― B. R. Ambedkar

There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.

― Mae West

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

― Virginia Woolf

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

― Nora Ephron

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.

― Brigham Young

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

― Coco Chanel

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.

― George Carlin

A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.

― D.H. Lawrence

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.

― John Lennon

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir... mighty scarce.

― Mark Twain

When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.

― Bette Davis

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

― Jane Austen

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. ― Jane Austen

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.

― Jane Austen

Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

― Virginia Woolf

Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.

― Cheris Kramarae

How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?

― Anais Nin

As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.

― Virginia Woolf

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.

― Mae West

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

― Roseanne Barr

No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.

― Elizabeth Peters

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.

― Coco Chanel

No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.

― Betty Friedan

Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.

― Robert Jordan

I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.

― Martha Gellhorn

I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.

― Madonna

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.

― Mae West

Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.

― Neil Gaiman

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. ― Timothy Leary

She's strong! And scary... I bet she's single...I'd put money on it..

― Masashi Kishimoto

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

― Coco Chanel

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.

― Gloria Steinem

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

― Audrey Hepburn

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.

― Yves Saint Laurent

I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.

― Charlotte Bronte

And people tended not to bother a woman with a book.

― Cherie Priest

As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.

― Virginia Woolf

I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

― Oscar Wilde

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

― Oscar Wilde

No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn't in submission to God!

― T D Jakes

Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.

― Khaled Hosseini

Dispute not with her: she is lunatic.

― William Shakespeare

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him.

― Cher

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.

― Virginia Woolf

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

― Jane Austen

I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.

― Mae West

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.

― George Meredith

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.

― Mae West

When in a relationship, a real man doesn't make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.

― Steve Maraboli

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.

― Steve Maraboli

A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.

― Mae West

Tampon commercial, detergent commercial, maxi pad commercial, windex commercial - you'd think all women do is clean and bleed.

― Gillian Flynn

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

Love, the poet said, is woman's whole existence.

― Virginia Woolf

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.

― Mary Wollstonecraft

You boys can keep your virgins give me hot old women in high heels with asses that forgot to get old.

― Charles Bukowski

I can't decide whether I'm a good girl wrapped up in a bad girl, or if I'm a bad girl wrapped up in a good girl. And that's how I know I'm a woman!

― C. JoyBell C

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.

― Oscar Wilde

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

― Virginia Woolf

She's the sort of woman who lives for others - you can tell the others by their hunted expression.

― C.S. Lewis

There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.

― Madeleine Albright

Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.

― Bill Maher

To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?

― Christopher Hitchens

Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

Women only nag when they feel unappreciated.

― Louis de Bernieres

There is always one woman to save you from another and as that woman saves you she makes ready to destroy.

― Charles Bukowski

When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.

― Diane Von Furstenberg

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

― Shannon L. Alder

After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.

― Mark Twain

But when a woman decides to sleep with a man, there is no wall she will not scale, no fortress she will not destroy, no moral consideration she will not ignore at its very root: there is no God worth worrying about.

― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.

― Virginia Woolf

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.

― Virginia Woolf

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.

― Audre Lorde

The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.

― Edgar Allan Poe

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he's not the man she married?

― Barbra Streisand

Men should think twice before making widowhood women's only path to power.

― Gloria Steinem

Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.

― Alexandre Dumas

Every woman wants a man who'll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.

― Rainbow Rowell

Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him -- or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.

― Dorothy L. Sayers

She's mad, but she's magic. There's no lie in her fire.

― Charles Bukowski

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.

― Rebecca West

Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell.

― Brandon Sanderson

Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.

― Marcel Proust

The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.

― Virginia Woolf

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.

― Thomas Hardy

As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.

― W. Somerset Maugham

You will manage to keep a woman in love with you, only for as long as you can keep her in love with the person she becomes when she is with you.

― C. JoyBell C.

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.

― Plato

It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.

― Charlotte Bronte

Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.

― Marian Keyes

No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.

― Margaret Sanger

Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.

― Wilkie Collins

Wasn't that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I'd thought.

― Kathryn Stockett

The Creator made women to please the eye, and to boggle the mind.

― Robert Jordan

A woman, especially if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

― Jane Austen

A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.

― Lisa Kleypas

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.

― William Golding

If a man hasn't what's necessary to make a woman love him, it's his fault, not hers.

― W. Somerset Maugham

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.

― Margaret Atwood

It was her habit to build up laughter out of inadequate materials.

― John Steinbeck

Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.

― Gloria Steinem

Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.

― Arthur Conan Doyle

For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.

― Isabel Allende

To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?

― Mahatma Gandhi

There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.

― Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I think being a woman is like being Irish... Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the time.

― Iris Murdoch

Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.

― Virginia Woolf

I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships.

― Gilda Radner

Men trust God by risking rejection. Women trust God by waiting.

― Carolyn McCulley

A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.

― Rudyard Kipling

At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.

― P.G. Wodehouse

Women may fall when there's no strength in men.

― William Shakespeare

Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed.

― Tiffany Madison

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.

― Christian Dior

Did it never strike your mind that what every woman says, some women may feel?

― Thomas Hardy

You can't beat women anyhow and that if you are wise or dislike trouble and uproar you don't even try to.

― William Faulkner

Don't marry a rich man. Marry a good man. He will spend his life trying to keep you happy. No rich man can buy that!

― Staness Jonekos

Women have always been spies.

― Harriet Rubin

A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man.

― Charles Dickens

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.

― Groucho Marx

Women are never so strong as after their defeat.

― Alexandre Dumas

Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.

― Paris Hilton

All the problem of women, starts with men. All the problem of men, ends with women.

― Santosh Kalwar

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

― Albert Einstein

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.

― Kavita Ramdas

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'

― Sigmund Freud

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.

― Erica Jong

I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.

― Marilyn Monroe

The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.

― Mary McLeod Bethune

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.

― Benjamin Disraeli

If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.

― Robin Williams

I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.

― Sofia Vergara

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.

― George Bernard Shaw

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.

― Farrah Fawcett

Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.

― Jane Austen

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.

― Maya Angelou

Women are the real architects of society.

― Cher

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.

― Candace Bushnell

Talk between women friends is always therapy...

― Jayne Anne Phillips

Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.

― Leo Tolstoy

Women are the only people I am afraid of who I never thought would hurt me.

― Abraham Lincoln

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

― Napoleon Bonaparte

Every woman wants to be first to someone sometime in her life and that desire is the explanation for many strange things women do.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

Women are books, and men the readers be.

― Benjamin Franklin

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.

― William Shakespeare

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

― Oscar Wilde

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping

― Oscar Wilde

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.

― George Carlin

Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are.

― Alicia Keys

You don't have to play masculine to be a strong woman.

― Mary Elizabeth

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.

― Melinda Gates

I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story—I will.

― Amy Schumer

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.

― Marge Piercy

Never apologize for being a powerful woman.

― Unknown

If you can dance and be free and not be embarrassed, you can rule the world.

― Amy Poehler

A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.

― Unknown

You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.

― Coco Chanel

She was powerful not because she wasn't scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.

― Atticus

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

― Helen Keller

The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved, women who live bravely, both tender and fierce, women of indomitable will.

― Amy Tenney

Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else.

― Judy Garland

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

― Albert Einstein

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

― Diane Mariechild

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong, I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.

― Audrey Hepburn

I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.

― Calamity Jane

Strong women don't play the victim. Don't make themselves look pitiful and don't point fingers. They stand and they deal.

― Mandy Hale

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.

― Sheila Murray Bethel

And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.

― Mark Anthony

A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.

― Nancy Rathburn

Don't let anyone speak for you, and don't rely on others to fight for you.

― Michelle Obama

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.

― Carly Simon

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.

― Michelle Obama

The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me.

― Ayn Rand

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