Famous Quotations by Women Quiz
"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, A Gift from the Sea (1955).
"It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows into which women are plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were created rather to feel than reason, and that all the power they obtain must be obtained by their charms and weakness."
- Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792).
"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Although the Institute for Intercultural Studies, which Margaret Mead founded, confirms that this quotation is hers, the Institute is uncertain when she said it.
"This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons hitherto brought forward in explanation of this fact has seem adequate."
- Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1949–40).
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- Eleanor Roosevelt, This Is My Story (1937).
"Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry."
- Gloria Steinem, at a speech at Yale University (Sept. 1981).
"The problem that has no name—which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities—is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease."
- Betty Friedan in the The Feminine Mystique (1963).
"That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman, black, and a woman proves, I think, that our society is not yet either just or free."
- Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) made these remarks after becoming the first black woman U.S. Representative in 1969.
"...Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could."
- Abigail Adams, in a letter to her husband, President John Adams, March 31, 1776.