Quotes on Great Women

Growth and comfort do not coexist. Ginni Rometty
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I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Ginni Rometty
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I am thrilled yet overwhelmed. There are so many great women athletes, some incredible performances. Nancy Greene
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All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction. Marya Mannes
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A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want. Madonna Ciccone
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I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Maya Angelou
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It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. Madeleine Albright
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The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr
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Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. Janis Joplin
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As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. John Lennon
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The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
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I'm nearly always at home at the weekends; that's important for every working woman today, not just me. I don't encourage people to come in at the weekend and work; I encourage people to go home and create great families. Angela Ahrendts
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There's no question that many more women artists are showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman, and that's really great. Judy Chicago
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He who has found a good wife has found great happiness, but a quarrelsome woman is like a roof that lets in the rain. Andre Maurois
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Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! Anne Frank
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Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart
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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. Margaret Fuller
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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. Joseph Conrad
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I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough. Marissa Mayer
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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. Timothy Leary
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I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above, and that all people may be one people. Chief Joseph
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The older I grow, the more I am convinced that there is no education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women. Booker T Washington
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As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don't ever want to lose that. Vera Wang
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There's some great women doing TV. I would love to do a Grey's Anatomy-type show. I'm a big fan. Elizabeth Berkley
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There are certain things that I always dreamed of, like fighting in the UFC. There's just certain things that I feel like haven't been accomplished there. There's such great women coming up in the sport; seems like a wonderful time to be in women's MMA. Gina Carano
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While I never served in uniform, I fully understand the great service and sacrifice that our brave men and women have given to our country. Marc Veasey
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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel
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I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. Oprah Winfrey
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Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? Erma Bombeck
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All great men usually are awakened by the great women in their lives. No matter what friction is there, if that relationship was there, that usually is their best friend, at the end of the day. Mandy Patinkin
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You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi
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Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey
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When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. Audre Lorde
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Women are not for using. Women are for loving. Kevin Leman
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The fear of women is the beginning of knowledge. Gelett Burgess
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A woman has to have something on or there's nothing to take off. Charles Bukowski
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A woman's place is in the wrong. James Thurber
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A woman is a sometime thing. DuBose Heyward
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Fear and niceness, the handmaids of all women, or more truly, woman its pretty self. William Shakespeare
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A fickle and changeful thing is a woman ever. Virgil
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I am the only one, whom you may find it hard to get rid of, for I have always counted myself as a woman. Mahatma Gandhi
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Women are one and all a set of vultures. Petronius
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The accusation that I am a woman is incontrovertible. Frances Perkins
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A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter
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Among the real heroines in the world who will come into the Church are women who are more concerned with being righteous than with being selfish. These real heroines have true humility, which places a higher value on integrity than on visibility. Remember, it is as wrong to do things just to be seen of women as it is to do things to be seen of men. Great women and men are always more anxious to serve than to have dominion. Spencer W. Kimball
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The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. Audrey Hepburn
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I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe
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The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. Anna Quindlen
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What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou
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You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. Marian Wright Edelman
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Behind every great woman is a great behind! Rhonda Shear
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Every great man has a woman behind him ... And every great woman has some man or other in front of her, tripping her up. Dorothy L Sayers
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And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong
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Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. Mae Jemison
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Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Lauren Bacall
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I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it. Rose Kennedy
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Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. David Ogilvy
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Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants. Carol P Christ
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To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect. Joan Didion
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It's rather splendid to think of all those great men and women who appear to have presented symptoms that allow us to describe them as bipolar. Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh... Robert Schumann has been mentioned... Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath... some of them with rather grim ends. Stephen Fry
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One of the great joys this year and the year before has been how all of the people in this body, men and women, Republicans and Democrats, have worked together so well with our chairman and the chairman of the full committee to address the issues of housing for our soldiers. Robin Hayes
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It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. Clara Barton
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Great women scholars like Jane Harrison and Gisela Richter were produced by the intellectual discipline of the masculine classical tradition, not the wishy-washy sentimentalism of clingy, all-forgiving sisterhood, from which no first-rate book has yet emerged. Every year, feminists provide more and more evidence for the old charge that women can neither think nor write. Camille Paglia
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Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile Homer
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A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse, but in the accent with which it is delivered. Lee Strasberg
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It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears. Helen Keller
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It is fascinating to me that when the lists of the great writers are trotted out year after year, you often find lists without a single woman mentioned. Siri Hustvedt
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Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. Jim Carrey
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By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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We're all grown women now; if we wanna do something, we can't be stopped! Natasha Hamilton
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Behind every great man there stands a great woman. Behind every great woman is a great behind. William J Clinton
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As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others. Marianne Williamson
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You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. Brigham Young
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You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. Beverly Sills
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My best successes came on the heels of failures. Barbara Corcoran
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I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. Ginni Rometty
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Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place. Billy Crystal
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I always say it was great for God to send his only son, but I'm waiting for him to send his only daughter. Then things will really be great. Candace Pert
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Great women and men are always more anxious to serve than to have dominion. Spencer W. Kimball
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