Women Sayings and Quotes

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


Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.     

Amelia Earhart

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.     

Brigham Young

Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.     

Author Unknown

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.     

Oprah Winfrey

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.     

Joseph Conrad

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.     

John Lennon

A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.     

D.H. Lawrence

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.     

Gilda Radner

In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.     

Aristotle Onassis

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.     

Timothy Leary

Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.     

Daphne du Maurier

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

Compton Mackenzie

I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting.     

Oscar Wilde

Women are made to be loved, not understood.     

Oscar Wilde

Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.     

Madame Marie du Deffand

It's simple. Women only nag when they feel unappreciated.     

Louis de Bernieres

If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.     

George Bernard Shaw

I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled.     

Charlize Theron

Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.     

Helen Reddy

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

Diane Mariechild

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

James Thurber

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.     

Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Rudyard Kipling

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

Charlotte Whitton

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

H. L. Mencken

Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.     

Michael Hutchence

Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

Women defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders.     

Oscar Wilde