Inspirational and Empowering Quotes For Women (And Some Funny Ones Too!)
Inspirational Quotes for Women
A woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. ~Marie de Vichy-Chamrond
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. ~Charlotte Whitton
Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to 'choose' between public justice and private happiness. ~Susan Faludi
A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon. ~Arnold Haultain
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally of dealing with men. ~Joseph Conrad
Women really do rule the world. They just haven't figured it out yet. When they do, and they will, we're all in big big trouble. ~Doctor Leon
A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. ~Diane Mariechild
In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. ~Margaret Thatcher
Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. ~Margaret Sanger
Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal. ~William Shakespeare
I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason. ~Stanley Baldwin
One is not born a woman, one becomes one. ~Simone de Beauvoir
The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. ~Robert Graves
Women are afraid of mice and of murder, and of very little in between. ~Mignon McLaughlin
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. ~Karl Kraus
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. ~Aristotle Onassis
Funny Quotes About Women
It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. ~Alexandre Dumas
If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? ~J.D. Salinger
The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
No woman wants to see herself too clearly. ~Mignon McLaughlin
I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out. ~George Eliot
Men look at themselves in mirrors. Women look for themselves. ~Elissa Melamed
Let us leave the beautiful women to men with no imagination. ~Marcel Proust
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. ~Washington Irving
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being? ~Oscar Wilde
There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature. ~Stephen Stills
It is because of men that women dislike one another. ~Jean de La Bruyère
It's the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time. ~Tallulah Bankhead
Once a woman has given you her heart, you can never get rid of the rest of her. ~John Vanbrugh
Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football. ~Fran Lebowitz
Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention. ~Cornelia Otis Skinner
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. ~Samuel Johnson
A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman is as bad as she dares. ~Elbert Hubbard
I hate women because they always know where things are. ~Voltaire
Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue. ~Hermione Gingold
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. ~H.L. Mencken
When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. ~Elayne Boosler
Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. ~Oscar Wilde
A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears. ~Woodrow Wyatt
Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage. ~Jules Barbey d'Aurevilley
Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him, they don't like him. ~Marlene Dietrich
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base. ~Dave Barry
Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them. ~Bill Maher
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are. ~Chauncey Mitchell Depew
The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself. ~Elizabeth Metcalf
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. ~Oscar Wilde
Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked. ~Ovid
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. ~George Meredith
Men who don't like girls with brains don't like girls. ~Mignon McLaughlin
Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed. ~Cornelia Otis Skinner
Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right - instantly. ~Sam Slick
I have an idea that the phrase "weaker sex" was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm. ~Ogden Nash
Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women. ~Elsa Schiaparelli
Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month I can be myself. ~Roseanne
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