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Quotes about Women

Updated on February 4, 2010

Women Quotes

Here are some nice quotes about women. A collection of quotes about women for all of you to read.

A woman's strength is the irresistible might of weakness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.
Arnold Haultain

A woman, the more careful she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.
Ben Jonson

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
Laurence J. Peter

Women can do everything; men can do the rest.
Russian proverb

From birth to 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash. I'm saving my money.
Sophie Tucker

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
Margaret Thatcher

But what is woman? Only one of nature's agreeable blunders.
Abraham Cowley

People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
Rebecca West

The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.
Freya Stark

Men say of women what pleases them! women do with men what pleases them.
De Segur

What one beholds of a woman is the least part of her.

We don't love a woman for what she says, but we like what she says because we love her.
Andri Maurois

Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman. But an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any force.
Dorothy L. Sayers

Where young boys plan for what they will achieve and attain, young girls plan for whom they will achieve and attain.
Charlotte Perkins

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's a basic spelling that every woman should know.

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
Abraham Lincoln

You have to go back to the Children's Crusade in 1212 AD to find as unfortunate and fatuous an attempt at manipulated hysteria as the Women's Liberation Movement.
Helen Lawrenson

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.
Author Unknown

A beautiful woman who is pleasing to men is good only for frightening fish when she falls into the water.
Zen proverb

Educating a beautiful woman is like pouring honey into a fine Swiss watch: everything stops.
Kurt Vonnegut

Whether women are better than men I cannot say but I can say they are certainly no worse.
Golda Meir

Of my two 'handicaps', being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.
Shirley Chisholm

A woman is always buying something.

You start out happy that you have no hips or boobs. All of a sudden you get them, and it feels sloppy. Then just when you start liking them, they start drooping.
Cindy Crawford

The toughest thing about being a housewife is you have no place to stay home from.
Patricia C. Beudoin

More Quotes about Women

Here are some more beautiful quotes about women

Women are like elephants. They are interesting to look at, but I wouldn't like to own one.
W. C. Fields

I dress for women and I undress for men.

Angle Dickinson

A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
Oliver Goldsmith

She was not a woman likely to settle for equality when sex gave her an advantage.
Anthony Delano

If you can make a woman laugh you can do anything with her.
Nicol Williamson

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
Cesare Pavese

Why should human females become sterile in their forties, while female crocodiles continue to lay eggs into their third century?
Aldous Huxley

The economic dependence of women is perhaps the greatest injustice that has been done to us, and has worked the greatest injury to the race.
Nellie McClung

You don't know a woman until you have had a letter from her.
Ada Levenson

One is not born a woman one becomes one.
Simone de Beauvoir

The more underdeveloped the country, the more overdeveloped the women.
J. K. Galbraith

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
Charlotte Whitton

Nature says to a woman: 'Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected, that is essential.'
Pierre Beaumarchais

The worst thing about work in the house or home is that whatever you do is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty-four hours.
Lady Kasluck

Woman is at once apple and serpent.
Heinrich Heine

The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.

Women are the true maintenance class. Society is built upon their acquiescence and upon their small and necessary labours.
Sally Kempton

Housework is what woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
Evan Esar

Most women still need a room of their own and the only way to find it may be outside their own home.
Germaine Greer

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
Sally Kempton

A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young not her face.
Billie Burke

There is nothing enduring in life for a woman except what she builds in a man's heart.
Judith Anderson

A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
Baltasar Gracian

Earth's noblest thing, a Woman perfected.
James Russell Lowell

The great fault in women is to desire to be like men.
De Maistre

I know the nature of women; When you want to, they don't want to; And when you don't want to, they desire exceedingly.

The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is "what does a woman want"?
Sigmund Freud

Simpson succeeded in proving that there was no harm in giving anaesthetics to men, because God put Adam into a deep sleep when He extracted his rib. But male ecclesiastics remained unconvinced as regards the sufferings of women, at any rate in childbirth.
Bertrand Russell

For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
Rudyard Kipling

A rag and a bone and a hank of hair.
Rudyard Kipling

There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty.
Jean de la Bruyere

Boys don't make passes at female smart-asses.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin

As a woman, to be competitive is to be passive.
Marianne Partridge

No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.
Margaret Sanger

Women are most adorable when they are afraid; that's why they frighten so easily.
Ludwig Borne

I have met with women who I really think would like to be married to a poem, and to be given away by a novel.
John Keats

Each suburban housewife spends her time presiding over a power plant sufficient to have staffed the palace of a Roman emperor with a hundred slaves.
Margaret Mead

Can we today measure devotion to husband and children by our indifference to everything else?
Golda Meir

Women are perfectly well aware that the more they seem to obey the more they rule.
Jules Michelet

Some women blush when they are kissed; some call for the police; some swear; some bite. But the worst are those who laugh.

Nature is in earnest when she makes a woman.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The only question left to be settled now is, are women persons?
Susan B. Anthony

What will not woman, gentle woman dare When strong affection stirs her spirit up?
Robert Southey

Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed.
Cornelia Otis Skinner

Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen.
Compton Mackenzie

When a woman dressjBS up for an occasion, the man should become the black velvet pillow for the jewel.
John Weitz

Woman's place is in the wrong.
James Thurber

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
Helena Rubinstein

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Gloria Steinem

Whether they give or refuse, women are glad to have been asked.

One can find women who have never had a love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
La Rochefoucauld

The mirror is the conscience of women; they never do a thing without first consulting it.
Morltz G. Saphlr

I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I don't know of anything better than a woman if you want to spend money where it will show.
Kin Hubbard

It is the plain women who know about love; the beautiful women are too busy being fascinating.
Ketharine Hepburn

In our civilization men are afraid they will not be men enough, and women are afraid they might be considered only women.
Theodor Reik

It takes all the fun out of a bracelet if you have to buy it yourself.
Peggy Joyce

Even More Women Quotes

Finally, some more quotes about women.

The cleverest woman finds a need for foolish admirers.

Women who set a low value on themselves make life hard for all women.
Nellie McClung

Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
H. L. Mencken

No man is as anti-feminist as a really feminine woman.
Frank O'Connor

If woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of the utmost importance; very various; heroic and mean; splendid and sordid; infinitely beautiful and hideous in the extreme; as great as a man, some think even better.
Virginia Woolf

Women are the cowards they are because they have been semi-slaves for so long. The number of women prepared to stand up for what they really think, feel, experience, with a man they are in love with is still very small.
Doris Lessing

Even the most respectable woman has a complete set of clothes in her wardrobe ready for a possible abduction.
Sacha Guitry

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
William Congreve

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 like silent men. They think they're listening.
Marcel Achard

There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one.

When Eleanor Roosevelt was asked if she had any regrets about her life she replied "Just one. I wish I had been prettier."

Women always have some mental reservation.
Louis Ferdinand Destouches

You see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone.
Sir James Matthew Barrie

In her first passion woman loves her lover; In all the others, all she loves is love.
Lord Byron

The society of women is the foundation of good manners.

Women forgive injuries, but never forget slights.
Thomas Haliburton

Man has his will, but woman has her way.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is God who makes woman beautiful, it is the devil who makes her pretty.
Victor Hugo

Most men who run down women are running down one woman only.
Remy de Gourmont

A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
Rudyard Kipling

An' I learned about women from 'er.
Rudyard Kipling

The colonel's lady and Judy O'Grady Are sisters under their skins.
Rudyard Kipling

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

O wild, dark flower of woman, Deep rose of my desire, An Eastern wizard made you Of earth and stars and fire.
C. G. D. Roberts

It is easier for a woman to defend her virtue against men than her reputation against women.

Such, Polly, are your sex part truth, part fiction; Some thought, much whim, and all contradiction.
Richard Savage

Honor women! they entwine and weave heavenly roses in our earthly life.
Friedrich von Schiller

O Woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!
Walter Scott

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.
William Shakespeare

Fraily, thy name is woman!
William Shakespeare

In the beginning, said a Persian poet Allah took a rose, a lily, a dove, a serpent, a little honey, a Dead Sea apple, and a handful of clay. When he looked at the amalgram it was a woman.
William Sharp

Offend her, and she knows not to forgive; Oblige her, and she'll hate you while you live.
Alexander Pope

Woman's at best a contradiction still.
Alexander Pope

The cave-dweller's wife complained that he hadn't dragged her anywhere in months.
Laurence J. Peter

Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace.
Marianne Williamson, "A Woman's Worth"

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.
Carrie Snow

There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one.
English proverb

Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.
Bill Maher

The fickleness of the woman I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
George Bernard Shaw

Woman's dearest delight is to wound Man's self-conceit, though Man's dearest delight is to gratify hers.
George Bernard Shaw

Too fair to worship, too divine to love.
Henry Hart Milman

Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity and love.
John Milton

Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage.
Barbey d'Aurevilly

Social science affirms that a woman's place in society marks the level of civilization.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, good mother, good looking, good tempered, well groomed and unaggressive.
Leslie M. Mclntyre

When thou goest to woman, take thy whip.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It was a woman who drove me to drink and, you know, I never even thanked her.
W. C. Fields

There is no such thing as romance in our day, women have become too brilliant; nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.
Oscar Wilde

Has a woman who knew that she was well dressed ever caught a cold?
Friedrich Nietzsche

She was a Phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight; A lovely Apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.
William Wordsworth


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      8 years ago

      Men's only weakness is women;that's why they blame women.

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      9 years ago

      realy nice poems

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      9 years ago

      WOW..these quotes are great i liked them all .thanks

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Thanx for this awesome comment Dohn. Your beautiful comment made my day.

    • dohn121 profile image


      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      You know what? I couldn't help but read every single quote. I can't quite choose my favorite as there are too many to list. I am however bias because of Shakespeare.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Thanx Brenda, I also like that one.

      I didn't say that Ethel. Women are the most beautiful thing that ever existed on Earth.

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      On the whole then women are fab?

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      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      wow there are lots there.

      I like the one that says; if you can make a woman laugh you can do anything with her...... how true thanks for the unexpected comment about me getting 200 fans...... this site is my life line at the moment

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Universal fact my friend tommywong!

    • tommywong profile image


      9 years ago from Malaysia

      Is difficult to understand woman than understand yourself, so just relax...what woman's want, just like finding a needle in deep sea.


    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Lol... Now that was quite an update... ahem ahem... No hate here!

    • fayans profile image


      9 years ago from hubsphere

      I couldn't help but to share this

      For all those men who say

      "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free."

      Here's an update

      Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why?

      Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage....

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago


      This comment of yours will make a great women quote. :D

    • Lady_E profile image


      9 years ago from London, UK

      Excellent Hub. I'd like to print this one out. Women hey! You can't live with them, you can't live without them. I think we make the world a more interesting, happier place though. :)


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