We’ve collected the best Women Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Virginia Woolf, Gloria Steinem, Katharine Hepburn, Clare Boothe Luce, David Bailey. Use them as an inspiration.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
I was surrounded by strong women so it had never even occurred to me that women were anything other than equal to men.
Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Women have always been courageous… They are always fearless when protecting their children and in the last century they have been fearless in the fight for their rights.
The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance.
If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
To me, women have always been the sturdiest people in my life and have been incredible sources of energy.
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that.
I’ve always been attracted to women who are assertive and have confidence – qualities older women possess. They’ve been on the Earth a little longer. They’re more seasoned. They don’t play games. They know what they want, and they’re not afraid to tell you.
The extension of women’s rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful. Even more, I would love to see women held to different standards, other than the superficial ones that we’re held to.
War is big business. It’s a lot of money going to and fro, and unfortunately a lot of angst, and a lot of fear, and a lot of doubt. And eventually a lot of wonderful people, like soldiers, like men and women that are out there trying to do the best they can, they come back being wounded on many levels.
The treatment of women in Muslim communities throughout the world is unconscionable. All civilized nations must unite in condemnation of a theology that now threatens to destabilize much of the Earth.
The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality.
I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.
There are women who make things better, there are women who change things, there are women who make things happen, who make a difference. I want to be one of those women.
I pine for a return to the type of old-school journalism and the tough newspapermen and women of the Thirties.
We needed to be assertive as women in those days – assertive and aggressive – and the degree to which we had to be that way depended on where you were. I had to be.
The building up of a new, far-reaching system of inspection on the question of equal pay, with power to investigate every business in the United States, administered by a colossal new government agency with vast enforcement powers, would not be helpful to women, as far as I can see.
If we’re discussing women’s empowerment and equal rights, then yes, I support it.
Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.
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.
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
Honor your daughters. They are honorable.
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.
For a long time, men weren’t respecting women. They weren’t understanding Mother Earth, Mother Nature, the Motherland, all the motherly stuff. And now we are.
There’s no prerequisites to worthiness. You’re born worthy, and I think that’s a message a lot of women need to hear.
It’s funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.
Having Black hair is unique in that Black women change up styles a lot. You can walk down one street block in New York City and see 10 different hairstyles that Black women are wearing: straight curls, short cuts, braids – we really run the gamut.
Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.
Armed Forces Day on May 21, and the Memorial Day weekend that follows, is a time to honor, remember and recognize those who serve and have served our country, as well as those who have died in service. As we reflect, let’s not forget the many sacrifices made at home as well in support of our men and women in uniform.
Women are in a position now to voice their opinion… women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand.
As we know, menstrual hygiene is an issue women have been facing over the years. It’s great that the initiative to provide low-cost sanitary napkins has been undertaken. It is an empowering step for many women.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.
More countries have understood that women’s equality is a prerequisite for development.
The same way that racism is a white person’s problem, violence against women is a men’s problem.
Being persons, then, women are citizens; and no state has a right to make any new law, or to enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities.
Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short. I wear heels because the women like ’em.
Girls are infinitely more complicated than boys and women more than men. And there’s no doubt about that. We just don’t like to think about it. Certainly the men don’t like to think about it.
Boxing is the most beautiful thing after women.
Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
When I go back to Texas, I travel the state, and I see people all the time who come up to me, men and women across Texas, and they grab me by the shoulder, and they’re afraid. They say, ‘Ted, you know, I just lost my health insurance. I got a child with diabetes. I’m scared. Please stop this from happening.’
My mom was a source of strength. She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all.
Women want honesty but sometimes get upset if you are honest, so you need to know when to be honest.
Nigeria‘s unity is one for which enough blood has been spilled and many hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost. Many have paid for the unity of this country with their lives, and it will be wrong of us, as men and women of goodwill in this generation, to toy with those sacrifices that have been made.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
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.
Most fashion photography is done by gay people finding women sexy – which is sort of not sexy at all, at least to a heterosexual man.
I didn’t want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful.
So often public service comes with sacrifice. A sacrifice that our men and women in uniform make each day.
Women are the engine driving the growth in California‘s economy. Women make California’s economy unique.
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.
Childfree women are actually great assets to the planet. Our carbon footprint is smaller than a mom’s! And we have enough money to write checks to organizations that help kids get vaccinations, vitamins, and educations yet have plenty of free time to advise your daughter that one day she will regret piercing her lip.
I care very much about women and their progress. I didn’t go march in the streets, but when I was in the Arizona Legislature, one of the things that I did was to examine every single statute in the state of Arizona to pick out the ones that discriminated against women and get them changed.
Women are women, and hurray for that.
It’s really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels like it’s small, it really can make an impact.
For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.
It is true that in France, women put on less things. If they have a necklace, they don’t put on earrings; if they have nail polish, they don’t put on all their rings and all their bracelets.
Part of the reason that women go to college is to get out of the food service, clerical, pink-collar ghetto and into a more white-collar job. That does not necessarily mean they are being paid more than the blue-collar jobs men have.
Men and women, women and men. It will never work.
Every woman is sexy in her own way. It is up to men to step up and make women feel like they are No. 1 on that list. There is no such thing as perfection.
In my opinion, the battles over birth control and Planned Parenthood are primarily neither political nor religious. This is an issue of equality for women. This is an issue of women’s rights: Planned Parenthood is the most important private provider of reproductive health care for women in the United States.
Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
I’m so sick of people shaming women for being sensitive or vulnerable. It’s so bizarre to me… I do have those qualities, and I just don’t think there’s anything wrong with them.
There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.
Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
And I think women have come a very, very long way, but they have a long way to go.
All together now: Women don’t cause sexual harassment, harassers do.
The Iowa Women’s Health Study, which has followed more than 35,000 women for decades, found eating more broccoli, cauliflower, kale and other cruciferous vegetables was associated with a lower risk of getting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the first place.
I don’t know if it’s animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around.
Protecting the lives of women in childbirth and in their postpartum months should be a common priority.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
If women feel they are able to go from partner to partner without feeling emotionally invested and ultimately hurt, they should go for it.
Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.
At the end of the day, women are a distraction. Whether you realize it or not.
Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile.
Strong women, when respected, make the whole society stronger. One must be careful with such rapid changes, though, and make an effort to preserve, at the same time, the positive traditions of Indian culture.
What I am defending is the real rights of women. A woman should have the right to be in the home as a wife and mother.
It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
Success doesn’t come overnight, especially for women.
In my family, growing up, the women were always the ones who were powerful, and they exuded this charisma of empowerment that I hold onto and always remember. I had some difficult times, but these strong women were always a constant.
As long as white people put people of color, African Americans and Latinos, in the same dispensable bag, and look at our children of color as insignificant and treat women of color as not as deserving of protection as white women, we will never achieve true equality.
I’ve come to the conclusion that beautiful women in the West aren’t comfortable finding strength in their femininity. They want to do masculine-oriented things to establish their femininity. It’s a contradiction.
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
Planned Parenthood doesn’t care about women’s health care needs; it cares about abortion.
All women, whatever be their position, should demand political equality as a means of a freer life, and one calculated to yield rich blessings to society.
The girls and women of our race must not be afraid to take hold of business endeavor and, by patient industry, close economy, determined effort and close application to business, wring success out of a number of business opportunities that lie at their very doors.
All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women.
Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find.
You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way.
‘The Lady’s World’ should be made the recognized organ for the expression of women’s opinions on all subjects of literature, art and modern life, and yet it should be a magazine that men could read with pleasure.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
People don’t want to see women doing things they don’t think women should do.
I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.
On the question of comfort women, when my thought goes to these people, who have been victimized by human trafficking and gone through immeasurable pain and suffering beyond description, my heart aches. And on this point, my thought has not changed at all from previous prime ministers.
Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion.
Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now.
Americans like fat books and thin women.
I like women. I don’t understand them, but I like them.
When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.
I’m just going to say I’m not gay. I really, really like women. That’s all I can really say about that.
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
I’m a strong believer in the fact that women are born to multi-task. God has made us like that.
Women’s Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?
You know, there’s nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It’s kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen.
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.
Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.
If women will not accept marriage with subjection, nor men proffer it without, there is, there can be, no alternative. The women who will not be ruled must live without marriage. And during this transition period… single women make comfortable and attractive homes for themselves.
I don’t get all the women that I want… I get all the women that want me.
The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
Women are so complicated, it’s unbelievable.
For me, masculinity is about control, and femininity is more of an embrace, the art of listening. It’s very inspiring to explore the shadows of masculinity and femininity, and the tensions between both, and the place of women in the world right now.
A journey through the Mediterranean is not only inspiring and stimulating, it is also humbling. The men and women who created antique treasures for us to marvel at had to deal with plague, genocide, a world without writing, iron tools, or penicillin – and yet they made something extraordinary of their life and times.
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
There are over 200 million illiterate women in India. This low literacy negatively impacts not just their lives but also their families’ and the country’s economic development. A girl’s lack of education also has a negative impact on the health and well-being of her children.
Just as women are afraid of receiving, men are afraid of giving.
It is always the village women who drive these things.
I think one challenge is that having few women in your work environment makes you feel a little isolated and alone. I’m an extrovert; I like talking to people, and I make friends easily, but if your personality is somewhat different, I think you would struggle to connect with people.
I think we’re struggling with trying to redefine various positions at this point in history. To allow freedom for women, freedom for men, freedom from those sharply defined gender roles.
I’m not interested in dating. I like being with my own best friend, me. Certain women, particularly older women, cannot believe I like going to a social event by myself. But I do.
Sometimes when we think about femininity, we think also fragile. But I think you can be feminine and very strong. I think make-up goes with that femininity. I think it’s a natural gesture for women and one they do more for themselves than for others.
It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.
A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.
I like my whisky old and my women young.
I’m very open and honest, and I feel like it’s important for women to hear that we’re not perfect; none of us are perfect. And sometimes we aspire to have these ideas in our heads of what perfection is, and I probably would’ve been better off if I’d left myself alone.
I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries‘ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.
Absolutely, I don’t believe in rules. As I tell my daughter when she is mischievous, ‘Well-behaved women rarely make history.’
If you want to be a woman in power, then empower other women.
Women should be obscene and not heard.
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.
The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home.
I want to say a little something that’s long overdue, the disrespect to women has got to be through. To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I wanna offer my love and respect till the end.
I think older women still have a full life.
My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the ’40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.
I want ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’ to reach different types of women. The girl I am talking about, it’s me, it’s you – it’s every girl who has struggled with feeling not good enough. I want to talk about all the different extremes that girls go through to feel beautiful.
What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
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.
Women in most countries have not achieved much, because they can’t be liberated under the patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist and military system that determines the way we live now, and which is governed by power, not justice, by false democracy, not real freedom.
Don’t get caught up in the ‘look’ thing. Sometimes, we as men and women, the first thing that attracts us to someone is their physical appearance, and that’s not always a good thing because what’s good on the outside is not always good on the inside.
Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
I faced a number of challenges whilst I built Biocon. Initially, I had credibility challenges where I couldn’t get banks to fund me; I couldn’t recruit people to work for a woman boss. Even in the businesses where I had to procure raw materials, they didn’t want to deal with women.
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work… a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
High heels empower women in a way.
I’m for women choosing whatever they want to do but they have to really know what they are doing.
For me, a better democracy is a democracy where women do not only have the right to vote and to elect but to be elected.
Grace in women has more effect than beauty.
If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.
As more men become more educated and women get educated, the value system has to be more enhanced and the respect for human dignity and human life is made better.
Strong women only marry weak men.
What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them.
Women often postpone their lives, thinking that if they’re not with a partner then it doesn’t really count. They’re still searching for their prince, in a way. And as much as we don’t discuss that, because it’s too embarrassing and too sad, I think it really does exist.
I’ve been in love with both men and women. I’ve been ghosted by both men and women.
Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
All issues are women’s issues – and there are several that are just women’s business.
Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.
I have beautiful, beautiful clothes, designed by my bachelor boy son, Kenny. Kenny has a big following as it is, and even Lady Gaga has asked Kenny to design dresses for her. But Kenny isn’t very keen on, well, shall we say, extreme women. He likes someone that women all over the world can identify with.
Every day, women and girls are finding incredible confidence and taking risks. When they change one mind, pretty soon, they have changed one tradition. That changed tradition has changed a village. That one village has changed a country. That new reality means new opportunities for themselves and their daughters.
A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.
Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. It’s the same way with women… or at least the ones I want to be with.
Women in my focus groups, they say a bald man is trustworthy. He has nothing to hide.
No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it’s only a question of degree.
I don’t call myself a women’s footballer; I say I’m a footballer.
Women today have so many opportunities in fields like engineering. The work is new and engineers are making things work, making the impossible possible. I want girls to know about the opportunities out there.
Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.
They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.
Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain’t got.
With trans people, I just think you can’t help the way you are born, though. You know, it’s DNA, it’s genetics. I’m just glad people can do things about their own happiness. I think this thought process that they’re trying to wipe out women is a bit ridiculous – it’s a minority of people.
I’m like thousands of women in South Africa who lost their men to cities and prisons… I stand defiant, tall and strong.
Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
My mother was a dominant force in our family. And I always saw her as the leader. And that was great for me as a young woman, because I never saw that women had to be dominated by men.
There might be a lot of difference between Republicans and Democrats on key social issues like women’s rights and health care. But when it comes to taking corporate cash, they’re pretty much the same beast.
Silence is an ornament for women.
Let’s be very clear: Strong men – men who are truly role models – don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.
I believe Native Americans, women, and all of us deserve representation, and that we all need to fight with everything we have to make it so.
San Francisco is a mad city – inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.
The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity.
I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned.
Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women’s economic freedom.
Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
No poll can equal the day-to-day visits of the men and women of the Democratic Party.
And most people have a woman in their heart, most men have a woman in their heart and most women have a man in their heart.
In the public eye, girls and women with strong perspectives are hated. If you’re a girl with an opinion, people just hate you. There are still people who are afraid of successful women, and that’s so lame.
I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.
We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.
That little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.
Feminism is liberalism, and look at what it’s doing, look at what it’s promoting, look at what it’s condoning. All the while, we have to live in this lie that there’s some sort of Republican War on Women. We don’t do this to women! We don’t objectify women like this.
Most companies target women as end users, but few are effectively utilizing female employees when it comes to innovating for female consumers. When women are empowered in the design and innovation process, the likelihood of success in the marketplace improves by 144%!
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
Women have a certain sexuality, and I think their bodies are beautiful, and I’m not embarrassed to explore that in a film. But there are things you get offered that are vulgar and violent – just like there’s a side of me that’s vulgar and violent.
Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.
I certainly don’t think of my life as a fairy tale. I think of myself as a modern, contemporary woman who has had to deal with all kinds of problems that many women today have to deal with.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women’s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
I don’t know why so many people in America hate Hillary Clinton; I found her to be one of the most gracious, intelligent, perceptive, and, yes, classy women I have ever met.
Sex hasn’t been the same since women started enjoying it.
Because women are more than the people who raise our children, they are fantastic leaders in their own rights in our community, and we want to give them the same safe environment, as we would expect.
The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement – particularly men, I don’t know why, maybe it’s the testosterone – I think it’s narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer.
Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.
I can’t date women my own age any more – I hate going to cemeteries.
It’s incredibly unfair. You don’t see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.
Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them.
My complexion, we too gutter: light-skinned women are more sensitive.
The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.
I am so honored to join the company of a roster as celebrated and diverse as Covergirl’s. I can’t wait to share some of my own beauty tips with fans and work alongside Covergirl to continue empowering girls and women to celebrate their individuality.
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.
Women don’t realize how powerful they are.
We need men and women to sit down and talk to each other about sex honestly and openly. That would help us fight Aids so immediately. But our lack of communication is hugely problematic.
Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
Women. They are a complete mystery.
When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think.
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
Obviously, there are moments that you look back at and cringe – things in the past involving violence or disrespect to women or disrespect to other people that are so far away from what I want to put out there now. But it’s actually a privilege to be able to change and be making records that reflect that change.
I create women characters by watching the female staff at my studio. Half the staff are women.
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.
I think French women tend to keep it simple. I’d say try the less-is-more approach, which is not always easy to get right.
I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.
Investing in women’s lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations – and consequently in our own long-term national interests.
I always open doors for women. It’s just good manners.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.
I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.
I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women.
Women’s value has been under-recognized for far too long.
A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’
There’s a personality trait known as agreeableness. Agreeable people are compassionate and polite. And agreeable people get paid less than disagreeable people for the same job. Women are more agreeable than men.
Sisterhood is important because we are all we have to stand on. We have to stand near and by each other, pray for one another, and share the joys and the difficulties that women face in the world today. If we don’t talk about it among ourselves, then we are made silent by the patriarchy, and that serves us no purpose.
Men and women have strengths that complement each other.
I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
I always play women I would date.
Disguise our bondage as we will, ‘Tis woman, woman, rules us still.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America’s servicemen and women.
Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.
Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do.
Women are the real reason we get up every day. I’m talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I’m hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her.
What women really want is opportunity and the freedom to love and accept all aspects of womanhood – the intellectual, spiritual, professional, biological and relational dimensions of who we are.
I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavor to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race.
Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?
Women’s art, political art – those categorisations perpetuate a certain kind of marginality which I’m resistant to. But I absolutely define myself as a feminist.
I really like how the characters always has to go through some type of long journey that’s like a crazy struggle. And these anime shows give women power. She’s always the queen or somebody that you cannot beat – I love that.
If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
There’s three things men always talk about – women, sports, and cars.
Men and women have roles – their roles are different, but their rights are equal.
Women have fought so long and hard for our rights and equality, and now all our attention is put on being a size 0.
Men and women aren’t the same. And they won’t be the same. That doesn’t mean that they can’t be treated fairly.
Women, you can have it all – a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career.
I have tried sex with both men and women. I found I liked it.
Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.
‘Pretty Lady’ is the conversation piece where you just need to compliment your lady. If you are in a club setting, and you just been eyeing a beautiful woman, this song came from me trying to compliment women and them turning their face up at me.
If we do not lift up women and families, everyone will fall short.
Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself. But mankind wasn’t always so lucky. Less than a century ago, men and women did not have easy access to the puzzle boxes within them.
I think feminism is the worst thing that ever happened to women. Our job used to be no job. We had it so good!
I come from a background where bigger women are appreciated. After all, you can’t belly dance with a flat stomach, so my ideal body would be curvy, womanly and voluptuous.
To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that’s all I would be remembered for.
I think women should start to embrace their age. What’s the alternative to getting older? You die. I can’t change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy.
I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.
The women’s movement had already paved the way, I think, for my coming.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
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.
There are many women who came before me who didn’t really have the same opportunities that I have had. That’s why I always wanted to be a great ambassador – not only today’s generation – but for the women who really didn’t have a voice, but who paved the way for me.
Perhaps my problem in marriage – and it is the problem of many women – was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.
In love, women are professionals, men are amateurs.
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
Women are the victims of this patriarchal culture, but they are also its carriers. Let us keep in mind that every oppressive man was raised in the confines of his mother’s home.
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.
All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
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.
As women gain weight, they start judging themselves. But who cares! Embrace what you have. Say, ‘Belly, you might be poking out today, but I’m going to choose to love you and nurture you.’
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
Women are more likely to have sex and fall in love, which can be tough because that’s not the way men work.
Women would rather be right than reasonable.
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
Everything is a risk in Pakistan: If you defend women, it’s a risk. If you defend non-Muslims it’s a risk. If you discuss religion, it’s a risk. But you can’t really sit there like a vegetable in your own society. And I’m committed to that society… and I feel I need to turn around and speak as I should.
All the women want to be with me, all the men want to be like me.
One of the problems in the biotech world is the lack of women in leadership roles, and I’d like to see that change by walking the walk.
Historically, our culture has not made room for the nuances of humanity. People have not been kept safe: women, people of colour, queer people, transgender people.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.
Our asylum laws were written to protect victims fleeing persecution in their home countries. By limiting the scope of these laws and refusing to acknowledge gang violence or domestic violence as a valid reason to seek asylum, we are turning away women and children in grave danger.
The higher the better. It’s more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way.
I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
Birth control makes women unattractive and crazy.
Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.
Not only is women’s work never done, the definition keeps changing.
I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy.
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.
When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.
There are many, many different kinds of intersectional exclusions – not just black women but other women of color. Not just people of color, but people with disabilities. Immigrants. LGBTQ people. Indigenous people.
The battle for women’s rights has been largely won.
I don’t hate women – they just sometimes make me mad.
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him.
The machines, the modern mode of production, slowly undermined domestic production and not just for thousands but for millions of women the question arose: Where do we now find our livelihood?
Years ago women of my size were considered royalty.
If there is one thing that the women and men of the late 20th century who have an awareness and enjoyment of history can be sure of, it is that Islam was not sent from Heaven to foster egotism and mediocrity.
Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve.
I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.
On YouTube, women are not just users; they’re creators. They’re learning about business and technology, and having a voice.
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
I’m a multi-faceted woman and person, like all women are – there’s no black and white. We have shades of grey in the middle. And even many more colours that other people don’t see!
Women are better at reading body language everywhere in the world. As a matter of fact, it’s associated with the female hormone estrogen. Women are better at figuring out of tone of voice, reading your face and posture and gesture.
The more you win, the brand of women’s cricket will go higher.
When God created man and woman, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful.
Gender is not an easy conversation to have. It makes people uncomfortable, sometimes even irritable. Both men and women are resistant to talk about gender or are quick to dismiss the problems of gender. Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable.
Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated and empowered when they feel cherished.
Virginity is such a personal thing. You can’t judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they’ll love forever.
The more people we can attract to science and technology – men, women, everybody – the more economic opportunity we have as a nation.
Russian women like to be feminine. Even if it’s minus-10 degrees and snowing, a Russian woman will still be in her stilettos.
Old women should not seek to be perfumed.
If you’re gay, that doesn’t mean I want to discriminate against you, belittle or bully you, abuse or offend you. Not at all. I don’t want to go back to the dark days of criminalisation and the imprisonment of gay men and women; of Section 28 and legalised discrimination.
Women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently.
The freedom movement transformed the status of women. Women fought along with men as comrades. In the process, the shackles that had bound them fell away.
Everyone has a different beauty and different qualities and I think that women need to learn to love their qualities and be comfortable in the fact that everyone is different.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
Black men don’t like to be called ‘boys,’ but women accept being called ‘girls.’
If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love anybody else. And I think as women we really forget that.
America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.
Being natural is incredibly empowering for women because it’s just who you are. You’re embracing all the beautiful things about you from your head to your toes. Because when you mask so much of your natural beauty, people don’t get to see that.
Women are the real architects of society.
I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself.
Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it’s only when you have children that you realise you’re not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully.
I wanted pretty pictures of older women – women who are trying too hard but succeeding – pulling off an extreme look. What I didn’t know would creep into the portraits was a vulnerability behind the strong facade that most of them wear.
If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all.
I’m bisexual. And so, you know, I’ve dated men and women.
‘Wonder Woman‘ is much more than a cartoon character. She’s fighting for truth and justice and the secret self that exists in all women and girls. There’s a moral fiber and a goodness about her that all women have.
Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
I made ‘LS4TS2’ for women, my Day 1’s, the trenches, and all those that doubted me.
I’m interested in women’s health because I’m a woman. I’d be a darn fool not to be on my own side.
There are only two types of women – goddesses and doormats.
Women hold up half the sky.
We’ve got to get women to sit at the table.
The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion.
Women have a predestination to suffering.
I hate women because they always know where things are.
I grew up in a time when women didn’t really do comedy. You had to be homely, overweight, an old maid, all that. You had to play a stereotype, because very attractive women were not supposed to be funny – because it’s powerful; it’s a threat.
You women could make someone fall in love even with a lie.
Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.
The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.
I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been.
Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
Women deeply want men who are competent and powerful. And I don’t mean power in that they can exert tyrannical control over others. That’s not power. That’s just corruption.
If I had to name one thing that differentiates me from the other women, it’s that I get free stuff at restaurants or get discounts.
Most African women are taught to endure abusive marriages. They say endurance means a good wife but most women endure abusive relationship because they are not empowered economically; they depend on their husbands.
I’m not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they’ll have, immediately the floor will rise.
All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what’s sexy or cool or tough.
Yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant fight together to create the kind of country we all know we can become.
And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.
Yes, it’s a man’s world, but that’s all right because they’re making a total mess of it. We’re chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it’s a difficult task, but it’s not.
The Great Depression of the 1930s saw more American unmarried women working from nine to five, mostly in repetitive, boring, subordinate, dead-end jobs. But the number of working women doubled between 1870 and 1940. During World War II it doubled once again.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Most women put off entertaining until the kids are grown.
Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them.
If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space?
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
I don’t eat with beautiful women alone.
I liked women as a shape to dress.
Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
Whether it is a tsunami, or whether it is a hurricane, whether it’s an earthquake – when we see these great fatal and natural acts, men and women of every ethnic persuasion come together and they just want to help.
Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.
I dress for women and I undress for men.
I hate it that there are so many beautiful women in the world, and I can’t have all of them for myself.
Women don’t go to war to kill other women. Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies.
On the question of comfort women, when my thought goes to these people, who have been victimized by human trafficking and gone through immeasurable pain and suffering beyond description, my heart aches. And on this point, my thought has not changed at all from previous prime ministers.
Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses.
I think all beautiful women have a clean look. They like things that are simple.
Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable.
The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism.
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.
It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.
I had it all – money, women, fame, cars, yachts, everything a man could want – but it didn’t give my life meaning.
We need to hear stories from older women. There’s a wealth of wisdom and real resilience there, but they’re silenced.
Safety and security of women and children will determine the well-being and strength of our nations.
In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.
I think the most important thing… is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young women and girls for a very long time, not because we don’t want to but because of what society has labeled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world and that we should be given every opportunity.
Younger women have no problem in reconciling beauty with ambitions as a professional woman.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have.
The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.
A women’s greatest asset is her beauty.
I do believe women have different ways of taking risks, of ruminating a bit more before they jump to conclusions. And I think that as a result, particularly on the, on, you know, on the trading floor, in the financial markets in general, the approach would be different.
I’ve been misunderstood when it comes to women. I’ve got a big heart and a little brain. But I love women being women; there’s something about their skin. I do love strong, independent women, but they are definitely complicated.
Women hear rhythm differently than men.
You have to be very careful with women friends.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
I know my name will always be linked with women.
Women’s liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.
I come from a long line of strong and confident women out of New Orleans. My grandmother and great-grandmother were women who ran their homes and were leaders in their communities. I was never taught that there was anything that I couldn’t do, and I believed that.
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
Relationships are made of talk – and talk is for girls and women.
Women tend to judge other women harshly. We should be kinder to each other, accept that we’re all different and can make different choices. Not go for some kind of stereotypical idea that we’re perfect. Frankly, I’m not perfect.
Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.
The men and women of the Greatest Generation answered the call to serve; whether at home or abroad, they defended the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today.
The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
Pro-life feminists believe in women and their ability. Pro-choice feminists only see women as weak and something to be exploited.
My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.
I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
Women like to sit down with trouble – as if it were knitting.
Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
Women’s rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.
When women go wrong, men go right after them.
What counts the most for women is having the confidence to make your own money.
The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.
When anything goes, it’s women who lose.
In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.
I definitely love women. They are more attractive to the naked eye.
I don’t hate women – they just sometimes make me mad.
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.
There’s no limit to what free men and free women in a free market with free enterprise can accomplish when people are free to follow their dream.
That’s the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
We’re getting ready to take over the world. My group of girlfriends – we’re renegades.
While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
As women, we have super powers. We are sisters. We are healers. We are mothers. We are goddess warriors.
My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want – and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge.
There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible.
We didn’t take Charlize Theron seriously until she did ‘Monster‘ and became physically ugly. I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful.
Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers’ grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation’s character.
What I’ve never understood is why some women use plastic surgery to make themselves more attractive to men. The most beautiful woman is someone who’s happy and is always smiling.
Until Eve arrived, this was a man’s world.
Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.
Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.
I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don’t believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.
I think there was a freedom in the 1920s and 1930s: a certain liberty and evolution of women.
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.
I think women get caught up too much in having a plan – ‘I’m going to get married at this age; I’m going to have a kid at this age’ – and then they just try to find a guy who will fit into that picture. I don’t want my life to be based on that.
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.
I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.
America is a land where men govern, but women rule.
Women are always told, ‘You’re not going to make it, its too difficult, you can’t do that, don’t enter this competition, you’ll never win it,’ – they need confidence in themselves and people around them to help them to get on.
I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.
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.