Women Sayings and Quotes

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

Well-behaved women seldom make history. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Keep your heels, head, and standards high. Coco Chanel
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
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr
The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world. Charles Malik
When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it’s tradition. Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. Hillary Clinton
A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't. Rhonda Hansome
A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. Carly Simon
A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. Marge Piercy
A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon. Arnold Haultain
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world. Virginia Woolf
Because I am a woman I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say she doesn't have what it takes. They will say, Women don't have what it takes. Clare Booth Luce
All women look the same after the sun goes down. American Proverb
Men should be careful lest they cause women to weep, for God counts their tears. American Proverb
Women and elephants never forget. American Proverb
Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers. Gloria Steinem
If colored men get their rights and not colored women theirs, you see the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before. Sojourner Truth
Men and women, women and men. It will never work. Erica Jong
Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their oppressors. Evelyn Cunningham
Women's virtue is man's greatest invention. Cornelia Otis Skinner
Women are in league with each other, a secret conspiracy of hearts and pheromones. Camille Paglia
I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman. Pearl S. Buck
I think housework is the reason most women go to the office. Heloise Cruse
Half the sorrows of women would be averted if they could repress the speech they know to be useless; nay, the speech they have resolved not to make. George Eliot
Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling. Louisa May Alcott
All the tired women, / Who sewed their lives away, / Speak in my deft fingers / As I sew today. Hazel Hall
I am as weak as other women are— / Your frown can make the whole world like a tomb. Ella Wheeler Wilcox