Women Quotes

Most popular women quotes

A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women. - Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.

civilization society

An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness. - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn quote.
An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.

anger

Do you know a young and beautiful woman who is not ready to flirt—just a little? - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn quote.
Do you know a young and beautiful woman who is not ready to flirt—just a little?
No woman dares express all she thinks. - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn quote.
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. - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn quote.
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. - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn quote.
There is certainly no beauty on earth which exceeds the natural loveliness of woman.
Women always find their bitterest foes among their own sex. - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn quote.
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. - Audre Lorde quote.
The woman's place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient, it is deep.

feminism inspirational

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. - Oscar Wilde quote.
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.

men

If you teach a boy, you educate an individual; but if you teach a girl, you educate a community. - Greg Mortenson quote.
If you teach a boy, you educate an individual; but if you teach a girl, you educate a community.

education

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. - Ursula Le Guin quote.
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. - Ursula Le Guin quote.
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.
Ursula Le Guin at the AussieCon sci-fi convention in 1975 in Melbourne
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. - Ursula Le Guin quote.
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. - Euripides quote.
Love's all in all to woman.
To call a woman a member of the weaker sex is a libel. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
To call a woman a member of the weaker sex is a libel.
Woman is woman's natural ally. - Euripides quote.
Woman is woman's natural ally.
Woman brings to man his greatest blessing and his greatest plague. - Euripides quote.
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. - Euripides quote.
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.

feminism

Men, their rights, nothing more; Women, their rights, nothing less. - Susan B. Anthony quote.
Men, their rights, nothing more; Women, their rights, nothing less.

feminism

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. - Robin Morgan quote.
Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We're not inherently anything but human.

feminism

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. - Eleanor Roosevelt quote.
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. - Nancy Astor quote.
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.

men and 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.

feminism

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. - Abraham Lincoln quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.

feminism

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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Maya Angelou quote.
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. - Pope Francis quote.
The fact that a woman can't be a priest doesn't mean that she is less than a man.

Catholicism priesthood

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. - Pope Francis quote.
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.

Catholicism

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.

love

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. - Margaret Atwood quote.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.

leadership power men and women

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.

beauty

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. - Sophia Loren quote.
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.

beauty

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man. - Margaret Mead quote.
Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.

feminism

No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. - Margaret Sanger quote.
No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.

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My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet. - Tyra Banks quote.
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? - Tom Robbins quote.
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?

religion God

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything. - Oscar Wilde quote.
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.

age

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast. - E. W. Howe quote.
A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

age

I don't care how old you get, I think a woman ought to stay sexy for her husband. - Tamara Faye LaValley Bakker quote.
I don't care how old you get, I think a woman ought to stay sexy for her husband.

age

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. - Joseph Conard quote.
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.

courage

Love is based on a view of women that is impossible to those who have had any experience with them. - H. L. Mencken quote.
Love is based on a view of women that is impossible to those who have had any experience with them.

love cynical

He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long. - Martin Luther quote.
He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.

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The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me. - George Bernard Shaw quote.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.

infidelity

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black. - Shirley Chisholm quote.
Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.

African-Americans civil rights

A white woman. A white woman has only one handicap to overcome—that of sex. I have two—both sex and race.

African-Americans race

There are three things I have always loved and never understood — Art, Music, and Women. - Bernard de Fontenelle quote.
There are three things I have always loved and never understood — Art, Music, and Women.

culture

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. - Oscar Wilde quote.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

parents

The great majority of severe neuroses in women have their origin in the marriage bed. - Sigmund Freud quote.
The great majority of severe neuroses in women have their origin in the marriage bed.

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She turned him down like a bedspread. - P. G. Wodehouse quote.
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. - Edna O’Brien quote.
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. - Jane Austen quote.
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. - Jane Austen quote.
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. - Alexis de Tocqueville quote.
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. - Frank Gillette Burgess quote.
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. - Oscar Wilde quote.
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. - Homer quote.
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. - Will Rogers quote.
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. - Homer quote.
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. - Kin Hubbard quote.
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. - Rudyard Kipling quote.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
Woman was God's second mistake. - Friedrich Nietzsche quote.
Woman was God's second mistake.

mankind

Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both. - Samuel Butler quote.
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. - Ambrose Bierce quote.
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. - Euripides quote.
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. - Isak Dinesen quote.
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. - Friedrich Nietzsche quote.
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. - Jean Giraudoux quote.
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. - Oscar Wilde quote.
Women as a sex are sphinxes without secrets.
What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. - Geoffrey Chaucer quote.
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. - Rudyard Kipling quote.
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. - Michel de Montaigne quote.
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. - Oscar Wilde quote.
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. - Cynthia Heimel quote.
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. - William Congreve quote.
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. - Pablo Picasso quote.
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. - George Meredith quote.
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. - O. Henry quote.
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. - George Jean Nathan quote.
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. - Aristophanes quote.
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. - Henry James quote.
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. - W. C. Fields quote.
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? - Sigmund Freud quote.
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. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. quote.
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. - Confucius quote.
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. - Arnold H. Glasow quote.
Women have more imagination than men. They need it to tell us how wonderful we are.

men and women

When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands. - H. L. Mencken quote.
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. - George Bernard Shaw quote.
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. - H. L. Mencken quote.
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. - William Westmoreland quote.
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. - James Thurber quote.
I hate women because they always know where things are.
A woman's place is in the wrong. - James Thurber quote.
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. - Alexandre Dumas quote.
You should not attempt to outwit a woman.
Blessed be Thou, our God and Lord of Hosts, who has not created me a woman.
— Traditional jewish prayer

prayers women's rights

Age to women is like Kryptonite to Superman.

age

If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts. - Camille Paglia quote.
If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.

civilization

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. - Coventry Patmore quote.
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.

men and women

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.

women's rights

Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled. - Jane Addams quote.
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. - Isabel Allende quote.
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. - Simone de Beauvoir quote.
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. - Florence King quote.
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. - Doris Lessing quote.
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. - Joseph Addison quote.
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. - Matthew Arnold quote.
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! - Honoré de Balzac quote.
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. - Friedrich Nietzsche quote.
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. - Erica Jong quote.
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. - Aristotle Onassis quote.
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. - William Congreve quote.
Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.

famous

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies. - Arthur Schopenhauer quote.
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. - Shirley Chisholm quote.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl.

equality

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man. - Golda Meir quote.
To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.

equality

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. - Honoré de Balzac quote.
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.

love

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. - Oscar Wilde quote.
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. - Carl Sagan quote.
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.
Sally Helgesen How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

career

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.
Sally Helgesen How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

office career