Good Woman Sayings and Quotes

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

There are few women whose charm survives their beauty.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

You can be an absolute woman and also be smart and tough and not lose your femininity.     

Priyanka Chopra

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.     

James Thurber

Women are never so strong as after their defeat.     

Alexandre Dumas

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.     

Diane Mariechild

An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.     

Salvador Dalí 

The path of a good woman is indeed strewn with flowers; but they rise behind her steps, not before them.     

John Ruskin

Women are in league with each other, a secret conspiracy of hearts and pheromones.     

Camille Paglia

A woman can't do anything about her appearance. Either she's pretty or she isn't. But her character is quite another matter.     

Julie Garwood

A good woman's arms round a man's neck is a lifebelt thrown out to him from heaven.     

Jerome K Jerome

Most good women are hidden treasures who are only safe because nobody looks for them.     

Dorothy Parker

Find a woman who makes you feel more alive. She won't make life perfect but she'll make it infinitely more interesting. And then love her with all that's in you.     

Gayle Roper

Better to be strong than pretty and useless.     

Lilith Saintcrow

Cheating on a good woman is like choosing trash over treasure.     

Audrey Hepburn

Marry a good woman, and be happy the rest of your life. Or, marry a bad, and become a good philosopher     


Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.     

Alexandre Dumas

If a woman is successful, she'd better duck, because they'll be out to get her.     

Leona Helmsley

Honor a good woman because she is virtuous and honorable.     

Delano Johnson

Don't take a good woman for granted. Someday, someone will come along and appreciate what you didn't.     


A good woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.     

Harold MacMillan

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.     

Oscar Wilde

Women are seldom silent. Their beauty is forever speaking for them.     

Philip Moeller

From birth to eighteen, a girl needs good parents, from eighteen to thirty-five she needs good looks, from thirty-five to fifty-five she needs a good personality, and from fifty-five on she needs cash.     

Sophie Tucker

A good woman inspires a man, a brilliant woman interests him, a beautiful woman fascinates him, but a sympathetic woman gets him.     

Helen Rowland

Women are made to be loved, not understood.     

Oscar Wilde

A good woman would rather be the mother of a genius than the wife of a hero     

Gelett Burgess

Don't be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up.     

Jenette Stanley

A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.     

George Washington

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the ability to create, nurture, and transform.     

Diane Mariechild

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.     

Minna Antrim

And these blessings, no gift equals the gentle, trusting love and companionship of a good woman.     

Elbert Hubbard

A good woman is one who loves passionately, has guts, seriousness and passionate convictions, takes responsibility, and shapes society.     

Betty Friedan

What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.     

Geoffrey Chaucer

God's rarest blessing is, after all, a good woman!     

George Meredith

A man is truly a man when he wins the love of a good woman, earns her respect, and keeps her trust. Until you can do that, you're not a man.     

Gregory David Roberts

Only love of a good woman will make a man question every choice, every action. Only love makes a warrior hesitate for fear that his lady will find him cruel. Only love makes a man both the best he will ever be, and the weakest. Sometimes all in the same moment.     

Laurell K. Hamilton

Man is at his best when complemented by a good woman's natural influence.     

Ezra Taft Benson

A man gains no possession better than a good woman, nothing more horrible than a bad one.     


A handsome woman is a jewel, a good woman is a treasure.     


It takes a thoroughly good woman to do a thoroughly stupid thing.     

Oscar Wilde

If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.     

Robert Graves

There are few good women who do not tire of their role.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

What men owe to the love and help of good women can never be told.     


Fulfillment in life involves loving a good woman and killing a bad man.     

Robert A. Heinlein

A good woman is a hidden treasure. Who discovers her will do well not to boast about it.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.     

Anita Brookner

I have thought that a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be married to a good woman is to live with tender surprise.     

Norman Mailer

What is civilization? I answer, the power of good women.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good women tell all their lives, and by day and by hour and by minute, such things that angels can read.     

Bram Stoker

Until every good man is brave, we must expect to find many good women timid too timid even to believe in the correctness of their own best promptings, when these would place them in a minority.     

George Eliot

A good woman is known by what she does. A good man by what he doesn't.     

Helen Rowland

He believed in it, as certain good women believe in the leviathan-by faith, not by reason.     

Jules Verne

A woman may be as wicked as she likes, but if she isn't pretty it won't do her much good.     

W. Somerset Maugham

A good cook is not necessarily a good woman with an even temper. Some allowance should be made for artistic temperament.     

Marcel Boulestin

How sweetly sounds the voice of a good woman! It is so seldom heard that, when it speaks,it ravishes all senses.     


Good women are rarely clever and clever women are rarely good.     

Adah Isaacs Menken

They say fortune is a woman and capricious. But sometimes she is a good woman, and gives to those who merit.     

George Eliot

If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.     

Thomas Fuller

A true woman loves a strong man because she knows his weaknesses. She protects as much as she is protected.     

Andre Maurois