Gloria Steinem Sayings and Quotes

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


Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.

Gloria Steinem

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.

Gloria Steinem

Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.

Gloria Steinem

Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.     

Gloria Steinem

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.

Gloria Steinem

If you ask men about their body image, they will tell you they look better than they do. And if you ask a woman, she'll tell you she looks worse.

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Each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms.

Gloria Steinem

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

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If you ask men about their body image, they will tell you they look better than they do. And if you ask a woman, she'll tell you she looks worse.

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Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.     

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A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.     

Gloria Steinem

Without leaps of imagination, we lose the excitement of possibilities.     

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There is a naive belief that injustice only had to be pointed out in order to be cured.

Gloria Steinem

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.     

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Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.

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Dying seems less sad than having lived too little.     

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Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie.     

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Feminism isn't called the longest revolution for nothing.

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Feminism starts out being very simple, and it ends up being a world view that questions hierarchy altogether.     

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Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful.     

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Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.     

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The surest way to be alone is to get married.

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Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms.

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There's no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better.

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Because when some people are invisible, everyone suffers.

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Before feminism, work was largely defined as what men did or would do. Thus, a working woman was someone who labored outside the home for money, masculine-style.     

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

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There is a naive belief that injustice only had to be pointed out in order to be cured.

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Work is valued by the social value of the worker.

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If you follow the voice inside you, it does give you guidance.

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