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Top inspirational quotes for women

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.

— Marilyn Monroe

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

— John Lennon

Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.

— Bill Cosby

Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.

— William Shakespeare

No doubt exists that all women are crazy it’s only a question of degree.

— W. C. Fields

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.

— Coco Chanel

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.

— Groucho Marx

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.

— George Bernard Shaw

After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.’

— Anna Quindlen

I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn’t be a staring contest.

— Frank Sinatra

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

— Oprah Winfrey

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

— George Bernard Shaw

A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.

— Coco Chanel

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

— Mae West

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.

— Robert Frost

Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.

— Marlene Dietrich

I’m supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I’ve flunked more often than not. I’m very fond of women I admire them. But, like all men, I don’t understand them.

— Frank Sinatra

Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.

— Bill Cosby

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

— Timothy Leary

Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.

— Coco Chanel

I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.

— Coco Chanel

Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.

— Katharine Hepburn

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

— H. L. Mencken

I always play women I would date.

— Angelina Jolie

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.

— Katharine Hepburn

I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.

— Little Richard

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.

— Erica Jong

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.

— H. L. Mencken

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.

— B. R. Ambedkar

Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience.

— H. L. Mencken

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

— Bill Maher

The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.

— John Barrymore

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Women’s Lib? Oh, I’m afraid it doesn’t interest me one bit. I’ve been so liberated it hurts.

— Lucille Ball

I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.

— Gloria Steinem

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.

— Barbara de Angelis

I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.

— Margaret Thatcher

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.

— Audre Lorde

There’s no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.

— Albert Ellis

All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day.

— Franklin P. Jones

Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of.

— Ambrose Bierce

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

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.

— Hillary Clinton

I’m not denyin’ the women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men.

— George Eliot

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.

— Farrah Fawcett

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

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.

— Margaret Mead

Men are governed by lines of intellect – women: by curves of emotion.

— James Joyce

There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste.

— Honore de Balzac

Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.

— Francis Bacon

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another but women are by nature enemies.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

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

— Joseph Conrad

I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves.

— Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.

— Desiderius Erasmus

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women’s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.

— Anatole France

Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.

— Yul Brynner

I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere.

— James Thurber

Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.

— E. M. Forster

It is little men know of women their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem.

— Amelia Barr

I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.

— Sofia Vergara

Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it’s looks, most women know otherwise.

— Kathleen Turner

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions their reasons are always different.

— George Santayana

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

— Gloria Steinem

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.

— Gloria Steinem

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.

— Jane Austen

Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men.

— Gary Oldman

Men mourn for what they have lost women for what they ain’t got.

— Josh Billings

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

This man is frank and earnest with women. In Fresno, he’s Frank and in Chicago he’s Ernest.

— Henny Youngman

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

— Amelia Earhart

Women are the real architects of society.

— Cher

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.

— George William Curtis

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

— Golda Meir

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup, which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.

— Dylan Moran

I will not say that women have no character rather, they have a new one every day.

— Heinrich Heine

Women hold up half the sky.

— Mao Zedong

There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don’t have with anybody else, but that’s not about love. Love is a spiritual thing.

— Ziggy Marley

Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do.

— Dorothy Day

Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.

— Brigitte Bardot

Men should only believe half of what women say. But which half?

— Jean Giraudoux

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

— Charlize Theron

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

— Gloria Steinem

It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.

— Hedy Lamarr

What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have, is just love what we do have.

— Cameron Diaz

On the whole, I think women wear too much and are to fussy. You can’t see the person for all the clutter.

— Julie Andrews

I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with.

— Evita Peron

Men and women, women and men. It will never work.

— Erica Jong

To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.

— Angela Davis

America is a land where men govern, but women rule.

— John Mason Brown

All women’s issues are to some degree men’s issues and all men’s issues are to some degree women’s issues because when either sex wins unilaterally both sexes lose.

— Warren Farrell

I grew up in the Bronx where you would stay up late with your girlfriends, just being silly in our bedrooms, whatever. And I was always the clown.

— Jennifer Lopez

They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.

— Clare Boothe Luce

In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults. In movies, they are given imaginary power.

— Elizabeth Wurtzel

The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.

— Adrienne Rich

When anything goes, it’s women who lose.

— Camille Paglia

Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.

— George Sand

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.

— Clare Boothe Luce

Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.

— Jessica Savitch

Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.

— Dick Van Dyke

People don’t want to see women doing things they don’t think women should do.

— Joan Jett

It’s incredibly unfair. You don’t see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.

— George Clooney

In love, women are professionals, men are amateurs.

— Francois Truffaut

If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.

— Alphonse Karr

For women’s tears are but the sweat of eyes.

— Juvenal

Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling.

— Louisa May Alcott

Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work… a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.

— Barbra Streisand

Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?

— Barbra Streisand

A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.

— Barbra Streisand

You can’t raise the standard of women’s morals by raising their pay envelope. It lies deeper than that.

— Billy Sunday

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

— Michael Hutchence

When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.

— Gail Sheehy

Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.

— Elizabeth Bowen

And I think women have come a very, very long way, but they have a long way to go.

— Lara Flynn Boyle

Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.

— George William Curtis

A lot of women say they love being pregnant, but I wasn’t such a big fan.

— Marion Jones

I think women are excellent social critics.

— Laurie Anderson

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time… love lavished on absolute fools. Love’s a charity ward, you know.

— Lawrence Durrell

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

— Helen Reddy

I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.

— Andrew Cuomo

Women like to sit down with trouble – as if it were knitting.

— Ellen Glasgow

I’ll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I’ll always be a feminist.

— Courtney Love

Women are frightening. If you get to 41 as a man, you’re quite battle-scarred.

— Hugh Grant

All issues are women’s issues – and there are several that are just women’s business.

— Eddie Bernice Johnson

Women have a predestination to suffering.

— Bela Lugosi

The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.

— Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Women like myself, CEOs, can pave the way for more women to get to the top.

— Andrea Jung

You’re not working with models, you’re working with real women who have, like, anatomy. Models do not have anatomy.

— Isaac Mizrahi

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

— Daphne du Maurier

Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.

— Emma Goldman

Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.

— George Byron

Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile.

— Emma Bonino

You women could make someone fall in love even with a lie.

— Georg Buchner

The women’s movement completely changed attitudes all over the world in ways we’ll never be able to count.

— Holly Near

Women don’t realize how powerful they are.

— Judith Light

I’m surrounded by very powerful women and very progressive men.

— Christie Hefner

My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women’s education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor.

— Antonia Fraser

Women are women, and hurray for that.

— John Galliano

When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.

— Benjamin Spock

The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home.

— Sheryl Sandberg

A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.

— Minna Antrim

Years ago women of my size were considered royalty.

— Camryn Manheim

The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can’t help it – can’t help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.

— Marguerite Duras

We’re getting ready to take over the world. My group of girlfriends – we’re renegades.

— Lisa Bonet

The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy nowadays it means rank subversion.

— Germaine Greer

Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.

— Grace Kelly

I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You’re trying to pack a lot in.

— Christine Baranski

What bugs me is that movies don’t reflect how interesting and vibrant women are. We don’t treasure women as they get older.

— Jill Clayburgh

Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.

— Bernard Williams

Relationships are made of talk – and talk is for girls and women.

— Deborah Tannen

Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable.

— Gavin DeGraw

Women hear rhythm differently than men.

— Elvis Costello

I don’t love dolls. I love women. I love their bodies.

— John Galliano

Women have this obsession with shoes.

— Alexandra Paul

The only people you can really share certain things with in secret are your girlfriends.

— Shirley Knight

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

— Thomas Dekker

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.

— William Shakespeare

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

— Oscar Wilde

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

— Oscar Wilde

Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.

— Oscar Wilde

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.

— Ronald Reagan

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.

— Oscar Wilde

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

— Robert A. Heinlein

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

— Brian Tracy

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

— Maya Angelou

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.

— Groucho Marx

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.

— William Shakespeare

The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love. See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.

— Maya Angelou

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

— Oscar Wilde

Men marry because they are tired women, because they are curious both are disappointed.

— Oscar Wilde

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

— George Washington

There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.

— Chris Rock

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

— Katharine Hepburn

I don’t hate women – they just sometimes make me mad.

— Eminem

The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

— Oscar Wilde

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

— Oscar Wilde

Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Men’s vows are women’s traitors!

— William Shakespeare

Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.

— C. S. Lewis

I haven’t trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.

— Erma Bombeck

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

— Pat Robertson

I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.

— John F. Kennedy

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

— Aristotle Onassis

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Women are considered deep – why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Bachelors know more about women than married men if they didn’t they’d be married too.

— H. L. Mencken

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

— Phyllis Diller

Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.

— John Gray

A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.

— Marilyn Monroe

I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.

— Marilyn Monroe

When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.

— Marilyn Monroe

I have noticed… that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women.

— Marilyn Monroe

Black men don’t like to be called ‘boys,’ but women accept being called ‘girls.’

— Marilyn Monroe

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

— Marilyn Monroe

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.

— Voltaire

I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.

— Isabel Allende

Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.

— Henry David Thoreau

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.

— Bertrand Russell

I hate women because they always know where things are.

— Voltaire

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

— George Bernard Shaw

All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what’s sexy or cool or tough.

— Angelina Jolie

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.

— Honore de Balzac

Reputation is what men and women think of us character is what God and angels know of us.

— Thomas Paine

All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.

— Paulo Coelho

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.

— Mae West

But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.

— Orson Welles

I think the part of media that romanticizes criminal behavior, things that a person will say against women, profanity, being gangster, having multiple children with multiple men and women and not wanting to is prevalent. When you look at the majority of shows on television they placate that kind of behavior.

— Bill Cosby

Women should be obscene and not heard.

— Groucho Marx

Love is the ultimate theme, but it’s not just for women.

— Will Smith

Many of these inspirational quotes for women are the result of a collection from various sources; such as newspapers, magazines, bible, other speakers, write-ups, seminars, articles and websites and every effort has been made to give credit where it is due for the material contained herein.

Most of these inspirational quotes for women’ meanings are straight forward and easy to understand probably due to their simplicity or nature of their authors, and other inspirational quotes for women may sound like parables or proverbs which might be difficult to understand their meanings. When you come across difficult inspirational quotes for women, Please read the quote more than once or repeatedly until you get the meaning.

For some inspirational quotes for women, you must think deeply and apply wisdom before you can get their meanings. I believe you will learn and apply the lessons contained in some of these inspirational quotes for women in your life because some of these quotes have already influenced many peoples’ decisions and actions.

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