Most popular women quotes
A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.
Do you know a young and beautiful woman who is not ready to flirt—just a little?
No woman dares express all she thinks.
There is a proverb in the South that a woman laughs when she can, and weeps when she pleases.
There is certainly no beauty on earth which exceeds the natural loveliness of woman.
Women always find their bitterest foes among their own sex.
The woman's place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient, it is deep.
My dear boy, no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.
If you teach a boy, you educate an individual; but if you teach a girl, you educate a community.
I can imagine myself blurbing a book in which Brian Aldis, predictably, sneers at my work, because then I could preen myself on my magnanimity. But I cannot imagine myself blurbing a book, the first of a new series and hence presumably exemplary of the series, which not only contains no writing by women, but the tone of which is so self-contentedly, exclusively male, like a club, or a locker room. That would not be magnanimity, but foolishness. Gentlemen, I just don't belong here.
I'd like to ask the men here to consider idly, in some spare moment, whether by any chance they've been building any walls to keep the women out, or to keep them in their place, and what they may have lost by doing so.
When women speak truly they speak subversively — they can't help it: if you're underneath, if you're kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. That's what I want – to hear you erupting. You young Mount St Helenses who don't know the power in you – I want to hear you.
Love's all in all to woman.
To call a woman a member of the weaker sex is a libel.
Woman is woman's natural ally.
Woman brings to man his greatest blessing and his greatest plague.
There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been created better than a good one.
If society will not admit to woman's free development, then society must be remodelled.
Men, their rights, nothing more; Women, their rights, nothing less.
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We're not inherently anything but human.
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.
A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
The woman is the foundation on which nations are built. She is the heart of her nation. If that heart is weak, the people are weak. If her heart is strong and her mind is clear, then the nation is strong and knows its purpose. The woman is the center of everything.
A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but a woman called by a devaluing name will only be weakened by the misnomer.
A woman is careful with judgment, is courteous, has courage, and is much given to kindness, support, and respect for other women.
Being a woman is hard work. Not without joy and even ecstasy, but still relentless, unending work. Becoming an old female may require only being born with certain genitalia, inheriting long-living genes, and the fortune not to be run over by an out-of-control truck, but to become and remain a woman command the existence and employment of genius.
Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.
I wanted to be a wife and to create a beautiful home to make my man happy, but there was more to life than being a diligent maid with a permanent pussy.
It is imperative that a woman keep her sense of humor intact and at the ready. She must see, even if only in secret, that she is the funniest, looniest woman in her world, which she should also see as being the most absurd world of all times.
My mother says a woman who will tell her own age will tell anything.
She spends half her time making herself attractive to men, and the other half trying to divine which of the attracted are serious enough to marry her, and which wish to ram her against the nearest wall and jab into her recklessly.
Let me remind all women that we live longer and better lives when we have sisters we love, not necessarily born in our bloodline or of our race.
The wise woman thinks twice and speaks once or, better yet, does not speak at all.
The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough. She must have convinced herself, or be in the unending process of convincing herself, that she, her values, and her choices are important. In a time and world where males hold sway and control, the pressure upon women to yield their rights of way is tremendous. And it is under those very circumstances that the woman's toughness must be in evidence.
The fact that a woman can't be a priest doesn't mean that she is less than a man.
Women's presence in the Church hasn't been emphasized much because the temptation of machismo didn't allow a space to make visible the place of women in the community.
I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I have never had time for tobacco since.
When a woman says, "Ah, I could love you if . . ."—fear not, she already loves you.
A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
Not only is woman's work never done, the definition keeps changing.
Tell a girl she's beautiful, and she wouldn't believe you really mean it. Tell her she's more beautiful than another girl, and she would delightfully believe you're being true.
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.
My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.
And what would our ideas of God, of religion, be like if they had come to us through the minds of women? Ever think of that?
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.
I don't care how old you get, I think a woman ought to stay sexy for her husband.
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
Love is based on a view of women that is impossible to those who have had any experience with them.
He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.
A white woman. A white woman has only one handicap to overcome—that of sex. I have two—both sex and race.
There are three things I have always loved and never understood — Art, Music, and Women.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
The great majority of severe neuroses in women have their origin in the marriage bed.
She turned him down like a bedspread.
When you civilize a man, you only civilize an individual; but when you civilize a woman, you civilize an entire nation.
I have some women friends but I prefer men. Don't trust women. There is a built-in competition between women.
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Women are too imaginative to have much power of reasoning.
If I were asked to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of the Americans ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: to the superiority of their women.
A woman is like a tea bag You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
Most women have all other women as adversaries; most men have all other men as their allies.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
The women of Greece count their age from their marriage, not from their birth.
The whole thing about women is, they lust to be misunderstood.
The way to fight a woman is with your hat. Grab it and run.
Oh woman, woman! when to ill thy mind Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend.
There are two ways to handle a woman, and nobody knows either of them.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
Woman was God's second mistake.
Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.
Here's to woman! Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.
Neither earth nor ocean produces a creature as savage and monstrous as woman.
The entire being of a woman is a secret which should be kept.
Woman understands children better than man does, but man is more childlike than woman.
The man who discovers a woman's weakness is like the huntsman in the heat of the day who finds a cool spring. He wallows in it.
Women give us solace, but if it were not for women we would never need solace.
Women as a sex are sphinxes without secrets.
What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.
The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
Women are not entirely wrong when they reject the rules of life prescribed for the world, for they were established by men only, without their consent.
Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.
We have no faith in ourselves. I have never met a woman who, deep down in her cure, really believes she has great legs. And if she suspects that she might have great legs, then she's convinced that she has a shrill voice and no neck.
Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned.
There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.
Women like silent men. They think they're listening.
Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
It takes a man a lifetime to find out about one particular woman; but if he puts in, say, ten years, industrious and curious, he can acquire the general rudiments of the sex.
What passes for woman's intuition is often nothing more than man's transparency.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
For a man to pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more daring.
When I was eleven I thought that women are solid from the neck down.
Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one.
You can never get a woman to sit down and listen to a drum solo.
Despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, I have not been able to answer . . . the great question that has never been answered: what does a woman want?
Man has his will, but woman has her way.
Women and people of low birth are very hard to deal with. If you are friendly with them, they get out of hand, and if you keep your distance, they resent it.
Women have more imagination than men. They need it to tell us how wonderful we are.
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.
Changeable women are more enduring than monotonous ones. They are sometimes murdered but seldom deserted.
No matter how much a woman loved a man, it would still give her a glow to see him commit suicide for her.
I don't believe women can carry a pack, live in a foxhole, or go a week without a bath.
I hate women because they always know where things are.
A woman's place is in the wrong.
God settled it that one woman is enough for a man, and two is a war on your hands.
You should not attempt to outwit a woman.
Blessed be Thou, our God and Lord of Hosts, who has not created me a woman.
Age to women is like Kryptonite to Superman.
If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.
A woman is a foreign land, Of which, though there he settle young, A man will ne'er quite understand, The customs, politics, and tongue.
Our nation has had a long and unfortunate history of sex discrimination . . . rationalized by an attitude of "romantic paternalism" which, in practical effect, put women not on a pedestal, but in a cage.
Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled.
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.
One is not born a woman: one becomes a woman.
What woman hasn't felt that her life's journey is part meat market, part catwalk?
The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
Women who buy perfume and flowers for themselves because men don't do it are called "self-basting."
Women often get dropped from memory, and then history.
I consider woman as a beautiful romantic animal, that may be adorned with furs and feathers, pearls and diamonds, ores and silks.
With women, the heart argues, not the mind.
Woman is a delicious instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its quivering strings, study the pose of it, its timid keyboard, the changing and capricious fingering. How many orangs—men, I mean, marry without knowing what a woman is!
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man.
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl.
To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
The highest compliment they were capable of paying was that in their minds she was not overtly female.
Successful women's tendency to critique themselves instead of others opens them to different behavioral habits than men, who are more likely to accept recognition and deflect blame.
Instead of viewing money and position as the sole or even chief markers of success, women also tend to place a high value on the quality of their lives at work and the impact of their contributions. Enjoying co-workers and clients, having some degree of control over their time, and believing that their work makes a positive difference in the world are key motivators for many successful women.