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Inspiring women quotes that celebrate the power of women.

Inspirational Women Quotes That Prove They Are Not The Weaker Sex

Women are often praised in the pages of literature as the 'fairer sex' for their beauty, grace and compassion; and yet, women are treated as weaker than men and are not always given due respect. Interestingly, nature endows only women with the power of creating life, and women are also the best to nurture children into their youth. As a result, women who get the opportunity to develop their skills are able to make the whole society better. Many women have also broken the barriers of gender to prove that they are equal to, if not better than, men in any field of work. Moreover, women are also inherently better at multitasking as even when they are at home, they have to take care of children, family, and chores. Here we have collected some inspiring quotes from well-known people that celebrate the power of women.

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

Robert A. Heinlein

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

Oscar Wilde

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.

Lady Gaga

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.

George Carlin

Men's vows are women's traitors!

William Shakespeare

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

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.

Mark Twain

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

I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.

Jorge Luis Borges

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.

Jane Austen

Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

Virginia Woolf

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.

Oscar Wilde

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.

Oscar Wilde

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

Marilyn Monroe

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

Daphne du Maurier

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

Albert Einstein

Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.

Elie Wiesel

I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

Oscar Wilde

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

Roseanne Barr

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.

George Carlin

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

Desiderius Erasmus

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

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

Margaret Atwood

The most valuable blacks are those in prison, those who have the warrior spirit, who had a sense of being African. They got for their women and children what they needed when all other avenues were closed to them.

August Wilson

You could tell 'The Handmaid's Tale' from a male point of view. People have mistakenly felt that the women are oppressed, but power tends to organise itself in a pyramid. I could pick a male narrator from somewhere in that pyramid. It would interesting.

Margaret Atwood

Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.

Leo Tolstoy

You boys can keep your virgins give me hot old women in high heels with asses that forgot to get old.

Charles Bukowski

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

Bill Maher

There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." (Keynote speech at Celebrating Inspiration luncheon with the WNBA's All-Decade Team, 2006)

Madeleine Albright

Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about these things. What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance.

Oscar Wilde

Men learn to love the woman they are attracted to. Women learn to become attracted to the man they fall in love with.

Woody Allen

A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated...

Khaled Hosseini

All fat women look the same; they all look 42.

Margaret Atwood

Women have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them.

Oscar Wilde

To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?

Christopher Hitchens

Protectiveness has often muffled the sound of doors closing against women.

Betty Friedan

More men than women like 'Strangers With Candy'. Pretty girls don't like the show. They don't like to see an ugly lady.

Amy Sedaris

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.

Virginia Woolf

All year there have been these cover stories that the women's movement is dead and about the death of feminism and the post-feminist generation of young women who don't identify with feminism - and then we have the biggest march ever of women in Washington. More people than had ever marched for anything - not only more women, but more people.

Betty Friedan

Women of this planet need some essential resources: wells, seeds and roads. That is primarily all we have ever needed. Added to that, women need righteous and strong men who will help us to use our most cherished gifts: the ability to multitask and problem solve.

Roseanne Barr

Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.

Roseanne Barr

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.

Virginia Woolf

I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world.

Betty Friedan

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.

Abigail Adams

I'm very domestic; I love cleaning. I love cooking. I like waiting on people. I just like to make things. I don't break that down to be weakness, or the only things women can do, or putting me back 20 years.

Amy Sedaris

It is easier to live life through someone else than to become complete yourself.

Betty Friedan

It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.

Alice Walker

Hitherto the nude has always been represented in poses which presuppose an audience. But my women are simple, honest creatures who are concerned with nothing beyond their physical occupations... it is as if you were looking through a keyhole.

Edgar Degas

Economic equity is an enormous empowerment of women. Having jobs that provide income means that women can be a more effective force, a more equal force, in the political process. Women with income take themselves more seriously and they are taken more seriously.

Betty Friedan

It's called civilization. Women invented it, and every time you men blow it all to bits, we just invent it again.

Orson Scott Card

I'm tired of watching as men destroy all the world. Everything used to be beautiful when women were in charge, and now I, working as the physical manifestation of the goddess Isis and the reincarnation of Cleopatra, have decided to save the world.

Roseanne Barr

He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Who knows what women can be when they are finally free to become themselves?

Betty Friedan

Women were different, no doubt about it. Men broke so much more quickly. Grief didn't break women. Instead it wore them down, it hollowed them out very slowly.

Cornelia Funke

The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution - nor by the courts - nor by the officers of the law - nor by the lawyers - but by the men and women who constitute our society - who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.

Robert F. Kennedy

Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.

Lester Bangs

I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men's clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am.

Madeleine Albright

Girls aren't beautiful, they're pretty. Beautiful is too heavy a word to assign to a girl. Women are beautiful because their faces show that they know they have lost something and picked up something else.

Henry Rollins

Instead of warning pregnant women not to drink,I think female alcoholics ought to be told not to fuck

George Carlin

The next time you try to seduce anyone, don't do it with talk, with words. Women know more about words than men ever will. And they know how little they can ever possibly mean.

William Faulkner

I think women are really good at making friends and not good at networking. Men are good at networking and not necessarily making friends. That's a gross generalization, but I think it holds in many ways.

Madeleine Albright

Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.

Saddam Hussein

Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present.

Mae West

But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven't exactly been non-aggressive - including me.

Madeleine Albright

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.


Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.

Marcel Proust

I have said this many times, that there seems to be enough room in the world for mediocre men, but not for mediocre women, and we really have to work very, very hard.

Madeleine Albright

For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.

Isabel Allende

When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.

Betty Friedan

Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember - there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other.

Madeleine Albright

At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.

P G Wodehouse

We need a new political movement of women and men toward a new society.

Betty Friedan

Women should try to increase their size rather than decrease it, because I believe the bigger we are, the more space we'll take up, and the more we'll have to be reckoned with.

Roseanne Barr

Women can't do everything at the same time, we need to understand milestones in our lives comes in segments.

Madeleine Albright

That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me.

Amy Poehler

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

All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.

Germaine Greer

I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn't allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.

Bob Dylan

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

Christian Dior

Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.

Germaine Greer

TV family sitcoms have always been about fathers who know best and mothers who are so enchanted with everything they do. I wanted to be the first mom to be a mom on TV. I wanted to sent out a message about how us women really feel.

Roseanne Barr

Whoever you are, now I place my hand upon you/ That you may be my poem/ I whisper with my lips close to your ear/ I have loved many women and men, but I love none better than you.

Walt Whitman

You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.

Steve Martin

I want women -- and men -- to feel empowered by a deeper and more psychotic part of themselves. The part they're always trying desperately to hide. I want that to become something that they cherish.

Lady Gaga

Once a month, some women act like men act all the time.

Robert A. Heinlein

Women may fall when there's no strength in men. Act II

William Shakespeare

How can you be so many women to so many strange people, oh you strange girl?

Sylvia Plath

It is really a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking, and women will not be nice to you if you are.

Agatha Christie

...most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.

Aldous Huxley

No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Over and over again, stories in women's magazines insist that women can know fulfillment only at the moment of giving birth to a child. They deny the years when she can no longer look forward to giving birth, even if she repeats the act over and over again. In the feminine mystique, there is no other way for a woman to dream of creation or of the future. There is no other way she can even dream about herself, except as her children's mother, her husband's wife.

Betty Friedan

I did go to Wellesley, a women's college. And I am of a kind of strange generation which is transitional in terms of women who wanted to go out and get jobs.

Madeleine Albright

Women have curious ways of hurting someone else. They hurt themselves instead; or else they do it so the guy doesn't even know he's been hurt until much later. Then he finds out. Then his dick falls off.

Margaret Atwood

Communism counts its opportunities in terms of decades - not of weeks. Its means of aggression consist not only of nuclear weapons and missiles with enormous boosters, and not only of spies, agents and terrorists, but of great masses of men and women, deluded by a common ideology which inspires them with a false hope.

Robert F. Kennedy

Good women are no fun... The only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag.

Mae West

I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy.

Yves Saint Laurent

Until women themselves reject stigma and refuse to feel shame for the way others treat them, they have no hope of achieving full human stature.

Germaine Greer

You can't beat women anyhow and that if you are wise or dislike trouble and uproar you don't even try to.

William Faulkner

Some women have a weakness for shoes... I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.

Oprah Winfrey

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

Mae West