Looking for real women quotes? We have collected a small sampling of interesting quotes by fascinating women from current and past history. Enjoy!

Quotes by Women on Women

“Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men – bring them softness, teach them how to cry.”

–Joan Baez, Folksinger

“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.”

–Sojourner Truth, Abolitionist

“Politics must not remain a bastion of male dominance, for there is much that women can bring into politics that would make our world a kinder, gentler place for humanity to thrive in.”

–Corazon Aquino, First Female President of the Philippines

“After all, times are changing and women need the critical stimulus of competition outside the home. A girl must nowadays believe completely in herself as an individual. She must realize at the outset that a woman must do the same job better than a man to get as much credit for it. She must be aware of the various discriminations, both legal and traditional, against women in the business world.”

–Amelia Earhart, Aviation Pioneer

“Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.”

–Elizabeth I, Queen of England

Inspirational Quotes by Women

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

–Helen Keller, Blind and Deaf Writer and Activist

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

–Lucille Ball, Comedian

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.”

–Erma Bombeck, Columnist

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”

–Louisa May Alcott, Writer

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path with take on greater meaning.”

–Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul

“Tolerance and compassion are active, not passive states, born of the capacity to listen, to observe and to respect others. They are founded on a reverence for life that shows itself in one’s attitude to man and to the earth and to other creatures. This state of listening, observing, is to be alive; it is a state of understanding and it is the manifestation of a truly scientific mind that is mature with the quality of humanness.”

–Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (1966-1967, 1980-1984)

What Quotes from Women Inspire You?

You might consider keeping a journal of all the quotes from inspiring women that you enjoy. These can help encourage you during the tough times and remind you of what is really important. What about quotes from real women in your own life? These can also be saved and savored in your women’s quotes journal.

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