Womanly Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old womanly quotes, womanly sayings, and womanly proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met. Farrah Fawcett
Men have desired, and justly, that women should learn from their confessions in regard to the conflict between man and woman. But woman, because of the conventional conception of womanly purity, has been intimidated from conceding to men a deep insight into her erotic life experiences. Ellen Key
Authentic femininity is a combination of class, tenderness and virtue. When a woman possesses these traits, a man will naturally want to be more of a gentleman around her. Jason Evert
Women are called womanly only when they regard themselves as existing solely for the use of men. George Bernard Shaw
Somewhere in the shadow cast by every famous man is a feminine victim. Jules Renard
Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. Madame Marie du Deffand
The feminine vanity case is the grave of masculine illusions. Helen Rowland
No man is as anti-feminist as a really feminine woman. Frank Oconnor
Those of us who embrace the feminine know its strength. Betsy Cornwell
To be womanly always; to be discouraged never. Anonymous
The true meaning of feminism is this: to use your strong womanly image to gain strong results in society. Pamela Anderson
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
The essence of femininity is to absolutely love being a woman. Madonna Ciccone
Sexuality and femininity is an accumulation of age and wisdom and comfort in your own skin. Reese Witherspoon
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
Every woman who heals herself helps heal all the women who came before her, and all those who come after her. Christiane Northrup
A man of fine perceptions is more truly feminine than a merely sentimental woman. Henry David Thoreau
In effective womanly beauty form is more than face, and manner more than either. William Makepeace Thackeray
As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet. Wyndham Lewis
A woman who walks in purpose doesn't have to chase people or opportunities. Her light causes people and opportunities to pursue her. Anonymous
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr
You can still be strong and feminine. Shannon Tweed
Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance, lose her first thin, luminous curve, nor her silvery crescent, in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character Lucy Larcom
Feminism has nothing at all to do with being feminine. Feminine means accentuating the womanly attributes that make women deliciously different from men. The feminine woman enjoys her right to be a woman. She has a positive outlook on life. She knows she is a person with her own identity and that she can seek fulfillment in the career of her choice, including that of traditional wife and mother. Phyllis Schlafly
If family and society tell you its unfeminine, not really womanly, to be aggressive, to speak up, to have strong opinions, to take up space, then women won't trust their own voice, because to be heard and to be influential, you've got to have a way to sing out with passion and love and self-trust - to sing out your song for everyone to hear. Elizabeth Lesser
We need to understand that femininity is not weakness. And our society, for some reason, equates the two. Jessca Chastain
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, “It's a girl. Shirley Chisholm
Fearless gentleness is the most beautiful of feminine attractions born of modesty and love. Clara Lucas Balfour
In every form of womanly, love something motherly, love also comes to light. Friedrich Nietzsche
A woman who is not feminine is a monster in creation. Elizabeth Missing Sewell