Women Quotations and Quotes

Being female, I feel a certain fondness for quotes that are by women or about women (and most especially quotes that are by women and about women!)

Certainly being female in modern days is much better than being a "near slave" in some past times. Still, there are still cultures even today where women are treated like chattel. We all have to do our best to help each other learn and grow and thrive!

It really distresses me to look at the types of quotes people often distribute that are "about women". Either they are written by men and they focus on women being sex toys, or they are written by men and are very snarky about "women are far superior to men". Surely we can collect a wonderful set of quotes that are uplifting and encouraging!

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
-- Helen Keller

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.
-- Julie Andrews

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
-- Maya Angelou

Do not do what you would undo if caught.
-- Leah Arendt

As a woman, I have an inherent need to be all things to all people, to make certain everybody's taken care of. I know I can't sustain that level all the time, so I'm finding the proper balance and it's made me infinitely happier.
-- Sarah Jessica Parker

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

Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.
-- Constance Baker Motley

It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it." — Margaret Fuller "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." —Janis Joplin "Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." —Helen Keller "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead "I think the key is for women not to set any limits." — Martina Navratilova "People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me." —Princess Diana "Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." —Eleanor Roosevelt

Let me know if you have any other inspirational quotes that I should add in!

Quotations and Quotes

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