Famous Women Quotes

Below I have chosen a collection of famous women quotes from some of the most quoted women of all time. Explore famous quotes by women you love and women you love to hate. Enjoy!

Famous Quotes by Women

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, sometimes you have to put up with the rain.
~ Dolly Parton quotes

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
~ Oprah quotes

A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.
~ Mae West quotes

Big girls need big diamonds.
~ Elizabeth Taylor quotes

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
~ Mother Teresa quotes

Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they're not trying to keep up with you.
~Erma Bombeck quotes

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A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt quotes

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
~ Virginia Woolf quotes

Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else's path unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.
~ Ellen DeGeneres quotes

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

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
~ Anaïs Nin

I don't go by the rule book... I lead from the heart, not the head.
~Princess Diana

I believe every person has the ability to achieve something important, and with that in mind I regard everyone as special.
~Mary Kay Ash

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A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
~Phyllis Diller

Who so loves, believes the impossible.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
~Agatha Christie

Success only breeds a new goal
~Bette Davis

Forever is composed of nows.
~Emily Dickinson

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
~Marlene Dietrich

Decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.
~Amelia Earhart

I always say don't make plans, make options.
~Jennifer Aniston

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Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
~Erica Jong

No one has ever become poor by giving.
~Anne Frank

Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.
~Janis Joplin

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
~Margaret Thatcher


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