Ladylike Sayings and Quotes

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


Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.     

Edith Head

‎Women fancy admiration means more than it does.     

Mary Lydon Simonsen

Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.     

Cheris Kramarae

Woman in the abstract is young, and, we assume, charming. As they get older they pass off the stage, somehow, into private ownership mostly, or out of it altogether.     

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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

Charlotte Whitton

A girl should be like a butterfly. Pretty to see, hard to catch.     

Anonymous

A lady likes to be complimented on her looks, her eyes, her figure. But the personality comments are much appreciated.     

Betty White

Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic.     

Michelle Rodriguez

Being feminine in the way you dress doesn't have to compromise who you are as a woman or your career.     

Jason Wu

The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman.     

Sydney Biddle Barrows

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment     

Jane Austen

Feminine force is that inner strength, that power, that will to face down any negative circumstances in life and defeat them.     

Georgette Mosbacher

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

Gloria Steinem

Look like girl, act like a lady, think like a man work like a boss.     

Anonymous

A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.     

Ellen J. Barrier

To be a woman is to be more than our parts. It is to be more than the length of our lashes or the plumpness and color of our lips.     

Leah Darrow

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.     

Christian Dior

The fact is external feminine beauty is highly valued, and we are constantly given the message that a slamming body is the most valuable thing a woman can possess.     

Amanda de Cadenet

Being a female is a matter of birth. Being a woman is a matter of age. But being a lady that's a matter of choice.     

Anonymous

Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out.     

William F. Buckley, Jr.

Be a girl with a mind, a woman with an attitude and a lady with class.     

Anonymous

Real women fight for something, other than their own emotions.     

Shannon L. Alder

Modesty answers not the crude how of femininity, but the beautiful why.     

Wendy Shalit