Famous Sayings About Women



"Behind every successful man is a surprised woman." -Maryon Pearson

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

Woman is a miracle of divine contradictions.
Jules Michelet

Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.
Mae West

Man loves little and often, woman much and rarely.
Giorgio Basta

Life on the planet is born of woman.
Adrienne Rich

The angel of the Family is Woman. Mother, wife, or sister, Woman is the caress of life, the soothing sweetness of affection shed over its toils, a reflection for the individual of the loving providence which watches over Humanity. In her there is treasure enough of consoling tenderness to allay every pain. Moreover for every one of us she is the initiator of the future. The mother's first kiss teaches the child love; the first holy kiss of the woman he loves teaches man hope and faith in life; and love and faith create a desire for perfection and the power of reaching towards it step by step; create the future, in short, of which the living symbol is the child, link between us and the generations to come. Through her the Family, with its divine mystery of reproduction, points to Eternity.
Giuseppe Mazzini

Biologically speaking, if something bites you, it is more likely to be female.
Desmond Morris

God made woman beautiful and foolish; beautiful, that man might love her; and foolish, that she might love him.

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
Oscar Wilde

Lois Griffin: Peter tell Chris that women are not objects!
Peter Griffin: Your mother's right Chris, listen to what it says
Family Guy
Animated TV series

Be to her virtues very kind,
Be to her faults a little blind.
Matthew Prior

Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
Matthew Henry

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

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman want?"
Sigmund Freud

A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,-
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.
William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing

Frailty, thy name is woman!
William Shakespeare

Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned.
William Congreve
The Mourning Bride

A silent and loving woman is a gift of the Lord.

There are huge numbers of young women out there who know how to mix cocktails but can't cook to save their lives, whereas men are finding their way into the kitchen in ever growing numbers.
British chef Gordon Ramsay

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Washington Irving

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes".
Clare Boothe Luce

Outward beauty is not enough; to be attractive a woman must use words, wit, playfulness, sweet-talk, and laughter to transcend the gifts of Nature.

Personally, I think if a women hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky.
Deborah Kerr

Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, good mother, good looking, good tempered, well groomed and unaggressive.
Leslie McIntyre

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
Helena Rubinstein

The best way to learn to be a lady is to see how other ladies do it.
Mae West

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
Dave Barry

The three words women most want to hear from a man are, "You lost weight".
Lori Gottlieb

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

I am my own woman.
Evita Perón

Women are strange and incomprehensible, a device invented by Providence to keep the wit of man well sharpened by constant employment.
Arnold Bennett

When a woman has scholarly inclinations there is usually something wrong with her sexuality.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out.
Dolly Parton

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.
Lord Byron

A woman on time is one in nine.
Author Unknown

A woman is no older than she looks.
French Proverb

O God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart out in the market-place.
William Shakespeare
Spoken by Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.

So few grown women like their lives.
Katharine Graham

Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak.
William Shakespeare
As You Like It

I have no other but a woman's reason:
I think him so, because I think him so.
William Shakespeare
The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Lucetta on why she thinks Proteus is best suitor for Julia.

Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage.
Barbey d' Aureuilly

The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.
Helen Rowland

Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right, instantly.
Thomas C. Haliburton

The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.
Linda Festa

When a woman is openly bad she is then at her best.
Latin Proverb

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

Women are like elephants to me. I like to look at them, but I wouldn't want to own one.
W.C. Fields

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
Oscar Wilde

One is not born a woman, one becomes one.
Simone de Beauvoir
The Second Sex

There's a little bit of hooker in every woman. A little bit of hooker and a little bit of God.
Sarah Miles

I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.
Oprah Winfrey

"Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows." -Jennifer Unlimited

Margaret Thatcher:

 If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.

Pat Schroeder:

When people ask me why I am running as a woman, I always answer, "What choice do I have?"

Charlotte Whitton:

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. - Virginia Woolf

A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't.  - Rhonda Hansome

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