Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Women’s Equality Day
Quotations & Citations:
Men are irrelevant. Women are happy or unhappy, fulfilled or unfulfilled, and it has nothing to do with men.
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
I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
~ Elizabeth I
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
~ Erica Jong
Men define intelligence, men define usefulness, men tell us what is beautiful, men even tell us what is womanly.
Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.
~ Susan B. Anthony
If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women’s names.
~ Elaine Gill
Now, we are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
~ Gloria Steinem
We haven’t come a long way, we’ve come a short way. If we hadn’t come a short way, no one would be calling us baby.
The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.
~ Susan B. Anthony
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
To be free is not to have the power to do anything you like; it is to be able to surpass the given toward an open future.
~ Simone de Beauvoir
I didn’t want to be a boy, ever, but I was outraged that his height and intelligence were graces for him and gaucheries for me.
We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.
~ Susan B. Anthony, Declaration of Rights for Women, July 1876
Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
~ Margaret Mead
Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.
~ Helen Gurley Brown
Why is it that only girls stand on the sides of their feet? As if they’re afraid to plant themselves?
I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
~ Nancy Astor
If it is true that men are better than women because they are stronger, why aren’t our sumo wrestlers in the government?
~ Kishida Toshiko
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
~ Alice Walker
We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.
~ Elizabeth Blackwell
Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
~ Virginia Woolf
In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
~ Margaret Thatcher
I’m afraid I’m not sufficiently inhibited about the things that other women are inhibited about for me.
~ Mary McCarthy
The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road—the one “less traveled by”—offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.
~ Rachel Carson
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. It’s complicated by the fact that in most nations women receive substantially less education than men.
~ Melinda Gates
Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman.
~ Pearl S. Buck
When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn’t she behave like a nice man?
The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come.
~ Sandra Day O’Connor
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
~ Nora Ephron
The best thing a man can do for his health is to be married to a woman. One of the best things a woman can do for her health is to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends.
~ Suzanne Braun Levine
To me, “sexual freedom” means freedom from having to have sex.
We’ve chosen the path to equality, don’t let them turn us around.
~ Geraldine Ferraro
I ask no favors for my sex…. All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks.
~ Sarah Moore Grimke
A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
~ Diane Mariechild
You should have dreams, you should have visions. Never let any obstacle stop you.
~ Ruth Gruber
Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.
You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don’t find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast, which is what I tried to do.
~ Jane Fonda
Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
~ Margaret Sanger
Easy is an adjective used to describe a woman who has the sexual morals of a man.
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
~ Janis Joplin