Quoteable Quotes By and About Women

Quotes: Words of Wisdom by and about women Quoteable Quotes By and About Women
by Kent Davis 

I confess my research focus is quite specialized: I am dedicated to establishing the meaning and significance of the 12th century Khmer women portrayed at Angkor Wat. I believe that once these extraordinary women are understood they will once again inspire and empower many people, men and women, in our modern world today.

My research is multidisciplinary and multifaceted; I’m pursuing many sources to understand the diverse roles these women may have held in the Khmer Empire. As I look at new information I weigh it in relation to who these women may have been, what they may have thought and how they may have fit into their society, state and religion.

With that in mind I’ve collected a number of quotes by and about women. Perhaps these modern perspectives can give us a few more clues as to what was in the hearts, minds and souls of the women of Angkor Wat.


“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

Quoteable Quotes By and About Women
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
Maya Angelou

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.”
Pearl S. Buck

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”
Margaret Fuller

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”
Mother Theresa

“The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything… or nothing.”
Nancy Astor

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”
Gloria Steinem

“Old age is no place for sissies.”
Bette Davis

Private Writings by Mother Teresa
Private Writings by Mother Teresa

“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

“We are all pencils in the hand of God writing love letters to the world.”
Mother Theresa

“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


“History is herstory too.”
Author Unknown

Quoteable Quotes By and About Women
Failure is Impossible by Susan B Anthony

“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.”
Susan B. Anthony

“Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.”
Susan B. Anthony

“Consider the alternative…Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.”
Grover Cleveland, 1905

“[Feminism is] a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”
Pat Robertson

“I asked a Burmese why women, after centuries of following their men, now walk ahead. He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war.”
Robert Mueller


“Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.”
Erica Jong

The Women by Clare Boothe Luce
The Women by Clare Boothe Luce

“Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.”
Lois Wyse

“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

“The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, “It’s a girl.”
Shirley Chisholm

“There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.”
Madeleine K. Albright


Quoteable Quotes By and About Women
The Young Rebecca

“You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.”
Jane Galvin Lewis

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute.”
Rebecca West
“Mr Chesterton in Hysterics: A Study in Prejudice”
The Clarion, 14 Nov 1913, reprinted in The Young Rebecca

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.”
Cheris Kramarae & Paula Treichler


Alanis Morisette - Jagged Little Pill (CD)
Alanis Morisette – Jagged Little Pill (CD)

“I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.”
Alanis Morissette, quoted in Reader’s Digest, March 2000

“Women belong in the house… and the Senate.”
Author Unknown

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

“A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.”
Loretta Young

“Men weren’t really the enemy – they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.”
Betty Friedan

“Sometimes the best man for the job isn’t.”
Author Unknown

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
Maya Angelou
“Moms and Whoopi: Pioneers of Black Theater,”
Plexus, November 1983

Quoteable Quotes By and About Women

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