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.

The years that a woman subtracts from her age are not lost. They are added to other women’s. Diane de Poitiers
More women grow old nowadays through the faithfulness of their admirers than through anything else. Oscar Wilde
There are women who have an indefinable charm in their faces which makes them beautiful to their intimates, but a cold stranger who tried to reason the matter out and find this beauty would fail. Mark Twain
The graveyards are full of women whose houses were so spotless you could eat off the floor. Remember, the second wife always has a maid. Heloise Cruise
These impossible women! How they do get around us! / The poet was right: can't live with them, or without them! Aristophanes
Like untuned golden strings all women are, / Which long time lie untouched, will harshly jar. / Vessels of brass oft handled brightly shine. Christopher Marlowe
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman. Genesis 2:21-22
The lips of a strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: / But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Proverbs 5:3-4
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. / The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her. Ecclesiastes 31: 10-11
A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments. Herodotus
There's nothing worse in the world than a shameless woman — save some other woman. Aristophanes
Would it not grieve a woman to be overmastered with a piece of valiant dust? to make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marl? William Shakespeare
Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak. William Shakespeare
There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass. William Shakespeare
Her voice was ever soft, / Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman. William Shakespeare
Shall I wasting in despair / Die because a woman's fair? / Or make pale my cheeks with care / 'Cause another's rosy are? / Be she fairer than the day, / Or the flow'ry meads in May, / If she be not so to me, / What care I how fair she be? George Wither
A woman always has her revenge ready. Moliere
am a woman and my business is lo hold things together. F. Scott Fitzgerald
All the privilege I claim for my own sex . . . is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone. Jane Austen
Women — one half the human race at least — care fifty times more for a marriage than a ministry. Walter Bagehot
Women have no wilderness in them, / They are provident instead, / Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts / To eat dusty bread. Louise Bogan
Auld nature swears, the lovely dears / Her noblest work she classes, O; / Her prentice han' she tried on man, / An’ then she made the lasses, O. Robert Burns
The prime truth of woman, the universal mother . . . that if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly. G.K. Chesterton
One is not born a woman: one becomes one. Simone De Beauvoir
Women never have young minds. They are born three thousand years old. Shelagh Delaney
She knows her man, and when you rant and swear, / Can draw you to her with a single hair. John Dryden
The great question that has never been answered and which I have no yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’ Sigmund Freud
Eternal Woman draws us upward. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The female of the species is more deadly than the male. Rudyard Kipling
Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is merely a good excuse not to play football. Fran Lebowitz