40+ Women Quotes

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Quotes From Famous Women

My mother told me stories all the time... And in
all of those stories she told me who I was, who I
was supposed to be, whom I came from, and who would
follow me... That's what she said and what she showed
me in the things she did and the way she lives.
--Paula Gunn Allen, in The Sacred Hoop

Black women have not historically stood in the
pulpit, but that doesn't undermine the fact that
they built the churches and maintain the pulpits.
--Maya Angelou, poet/author

Cautious, careful people, always casting about
to preserve their reputation and social standing,
never can bring about reform.
--Susan Brownell Anthony, 1860

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice,
otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for
peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace
based on principle, on justice.
--Corazon Aquino

Ladies, we must remind ourselves that the weapon of
the vote will be for us, just as it is for man, the
only means of obtaining the reforms we desire. As long
as we remain excluded from civic life, men will attend
to their own interests rather than to ours.
--Hubertine Auclert, France, 1879

Women were brought up to believe that men were the
answer. They weren't. They weren't even one of the
--Julian Barnes, English, novelist

When women are depressed they either eat or go
shopping. Men invade another country.
--Elayne Boosler

The secret of joy in work is contained in one
word: excellence. To know how to do something
well is to enjoy it.
--Pearl Buck

The state of the world today demands that women
become less modest and dream/plan/act/risk on a
larger scale.
--Charlotte Bunch

You don't just luck into things as much as
you'd like to think you do. You build step
by step, whether it's friendships or
--U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush

Parliaments have stopped laughing at woman
suffrage, and politicians have begun to dodge!
It is the inevitable premonition of coming
--Carrie Chapman Catt,
International Woman Suffrage Association, 1913

Remember our heritage is our power; we can
know ourselves and our capacities by seeing
that other women have been strong.
--Judy Chicago, feminist artist

To reclaim our past and insist that it become a part
of our human history is the task that lies before us.
For the future requires that women, as well as men,
shape the world destiny.
--Judy Chicago, feminist artist

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
--Marie Curie, scientist

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the
--George Eliot, writer

A girl should not expect special privileges
because of her sex but neither should she
adjust to prejudice and discrimination.
--Betty Friedan, feminist

My grandfather once told me that there are two
kinds of people: those who work and those who
take the credit. He told me to try to be in the
first group; there was less competition there.
--Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India

Women have the right to mount the scaffold;
they should likewise have the right to mount
the rostrum.
--Olympe de Gouges

Security is mostly a superstition. It does
not exist in nature... Life is either a daring
adventure or nothing.
--Helen Keller, author, The Open Door

It is not power that corrupts, but fear.
Fear of losing power corrupts.
--Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma (Myanmar), 1991

Women's history is the primary tool for
women's emancipation.
--Gerda Lerner

The history of an oppressed people is hidden
in the lies and the agreed-upon myth of its
--Meridel Le Sueur, author

They say that women talk too much. If you
have worked in Congress, you know that the
filibuster was invented by men.
--Clare Booth Luce

It's far more impressive when others
discover your good qualities without
your help.
--Judith S. Marin

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful
committed people can change the world: indeed
it's the only thing that ever has!
--Margaret Mead, anthropologist

For women there are, undoubtedly, great
difficulties in the path, but so much more
to overcome. First, no woman should say,
"I am but a woman!" But a woman! What more
can you ask to be?
--Astronomer Maria Mitchell, 1896

Whoever said, "It's not whether you win
or lose that counts," probably lost.
--Martina Navritalova

Why have women passion, intellect, moral
activity--these three--and a place in society
where no one of the three can be exercised?
--Florence Nightingale

I don't know that there are any shortcuts
to doing a good job.
--Sandra Day O'Connor

Remember the dignity of your womanhood.
Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel.
Take courage, join hands, stand beside us,
fight with us.
--Christabel Pankhurst, British suffragette, 1880-1950

I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.
Each of us puts in one little stone, and then
you get a great mosaic at the end.
--Alice Paul, pioneer suffragist

You can no more win a war than you can
win an earthquake.
--Montana Representative Jeannette Rankin

People grow through experience if they meet
life honestly and courageously. This is how
character is built.
--U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, in My Day

The future belongs to those who believe in
the beauty of their dreams.
--U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

The liberated woman is not that modern doll
who wears make-up and tasteless clothes... The
liberated woman is a person who believes that
she is as human as a man. The liberated woman
does not insist on her freedom so as to abuse it.
--Ghada Samman, Syrian writer, 1961

Men have singled out women of outstanding
merit and put them on a pedestal to avoid
recognizing the capabilities of all women.
--Huda Shaarawi, Egyptian writer, 1924

If you want anything said, ask a man.
If you want anything done, ask a woman.
--English Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

If it is true that men are better than women
because they are stronger, why aren't our sumo
wrestlers in the government?
--Kishida Toshiko, 19th century Japanese feminist

A good idea will keep you awake during
the morning, but a great idea will keep
you awake during the night.
--Marilyn Vos Savant

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.
--Rebecca West, The Clarion, 1913, England

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet,
simple things of life which are the real ones
after all.
--Laura Ingalls Wilder, pioneer and writer

All of my life I have always had the urge
to do things better than anybody else.
--Babe Didrikson Zaharias


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