Quotes on Great Women

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. Melissa Etheridge

Whatever you do, be different - that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can't think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you're different, you will stand out. Anita Roddick

"Without faith it is impossible to please God," and without faith it is impossible for you to become great. The distinguishing characteristic of all really great men and women is an unwavering faith. Wallace D. Wattles

The prophets and seers and great men and women, past and present, were made great by what they perceived from God, not by what they were taught by men. Wallace D. Wattles

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

What one beholds of a woman is the least part of her. Ovid

The accusation that I am a woman is incontrovertible. Frances Perkins

A woman is a sometime thing. DuBose Heyward

A fickle and changeful thing is a woman ever. Virgil

Women are one and all a set of vultures. Petronius

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

A woman's place is in the wrong. James Thurber

Behind every great woman is a great behind! Rhonda Shear

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

Growth and comfort do not coexist. Ginni Rometty

Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. Mae Jemison

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world. Ernest Hemingway

I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens. Thomas Jefferson

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

Behind every great man there stands a great woman. Behind every great woman is a great behind. William J Clinton

My best successes came on the heels of failures. Barbara Corcoran

I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. Ginni Rometty

I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Ginni Rometty

Great women and men are always more anxious to serve than to have dominion. Spencer W. Kimball

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

My mustrious lordship, i'll show you what a woman can do Artemisia Gentileschi

I'm tired of seeing great women in bullshit relationships. Greg Behrendt

That amenity which the French have developed into a great art . . . conversation. Cornelia Otis Skinner

You cannot become great women if you are not also good women. Great women respond generously to their instincts to do good. James E Faust

There are so many untold stories when it comes to great women of color. Kerry Washington

I know that there are a lot of great women that have gone before me, so it's important to acknowledge them. Ava Duvernay

Until the day she died, my mother continued to fight for the rights of women. She joined all the women's movements of the time; she stirred up a lot of revolts. She was a great woman, a great figure. Women today would like her immensely. Indira Gandhi

I am thrilled yet overwhelmed. There are so many great women athletes, some incredible performances. Nancy Greene

All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction. Marya Mannes

One of the great gifts that you can give people is to cook for them. Ina Garten

Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice. Leigh Hunt

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. Margaret Sanger

You are more powerful than you think. Tim Cook

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want. Madonna Ciccone

Physically, a man is a man for a much longer time than a woman is a woman. Honore De Balzac

Women see through each other, but they rarely look into themselves. Theodor Reik

The mechanism of violence is what destroys women, controls women, diminishes women and keeps women in their so-called place. Eve Ensler

Public depictions of women still tend to remain rigid and narrow - about the size of a coffin, say. Joan Frank

It is a woman's reason to say I will do such a thing because I will. Jeremiah Burroughs

For the nature of a women is closely allied to art. [Ger., Denn das Naturell der Frauen Ist so nah mit Kunst verwandt.] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Women that are the least bashful are often the most modest. Charles Caleb Colton

Women are like those blinkin' little Greek islands, places to call at but not to stay. Stacy Aumonier

A woman's noblest station is retreat. George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

Woman is the lesser man. Alfred Lord Tennyson

Contraceptives are an insult to womanhood. Mahatma Gandhi

It's very tiring, being so old. But I do love living. Elisabeth Murdoch

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Maya Angelou

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

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. Marissa Mayer

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

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. Janis Joplin

I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. Madonna Ciccone

We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around. Geraldine Ferraro

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. Melinda Gates

Whatever you do, be different. If you're different, you will stand out. Anita Roddick

Asked for a testimony to the effect that Emmy Noether was a great woman mathematician, he said: I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear. Edmund Landau

It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children's and grandchildren's fates, are decided. Hillary Clinton

Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. Sara Blakely

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live. Anne Sweeney

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must not, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." Another "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

The religion itself may have some great ideas, but I can't take it seriously if it's blatantly exclusionary. David O Russell

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

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand

Facebook is great for women and men. We are enormously flexible. We care a lot about great opportunities for women, we push ourselves to make things as flexible as possible. Sheryl Sandberg

Its awfully hard to be the son of a great man and also of a half-crazy woman. Henry Steele Commager

She still cared for me, and the best way I could make amends to her was to be happy. I do have a knack for finding great women. Craig Ferguson

There were these great women in Montgomery, [Rosa Louise] Parks was among them. Jo Ann Robinson [who organized the bus boycott] was among them. It's always these ordinary women and men of grace who have been waiting and seething and planning to change things that are unjust that bring movement. Marian Wright Edelman

I've had my fill of "One Way To Rock" or "I Can't Drive 55." Those are guy songs to me, and I'm cool with that. But when you write a great love song and you start seeing that 50 percent of your audience is beautiful women, that's much more rewarding, than having a bunch of guys out there. Sammy Hagar

My mother was a great woman. To look at her from the suffering she had gone through to bring us up - 20 children: 6 girls and 14 boys, but still she taught us to be decent and to respect ourselves, and that is one of the things that has kept me going, even after she passed. Fannie Lou Hamer

Through Biblical times, there have been great women warriors and now the sport is so populated that these are the women warriors that we have today in boxing, kickboxing, and MMA. Bonnie Canino

No matter how brilliant or accomplished they are, there is something emasculating for men in being pitted against a woman. It is even more true in creative fields already considered to be "squishy" and feminine, and it's a big problem because great women have been left off the record. Siri Hustvedt

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

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

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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