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16 of the best book quotes from Women
  1. #1
    “A woman, especially if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.”
    author
    Jane Austen
    person
    Women
    concept
    Knowledge
  2. #2
    “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    person
    Women
    book
    Hamlet
    concept
    Perseverance
  3. #3
    “I tried not to feel intimidated when classroom conversation was dominated by male students, which it often was. Hearing them, I realized that they weren’t at all smarter than the rest of us. They were simply emboldened, floating on an ancient tide of superiority, buoyed by the fact that history had never told them anything different.”
  4. #4
    “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
  5. #5
    “It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.”
  6. #6
    “Women endure entire lifetimes of these indignities—in the form of catcalls, groping, assault, oppression. These things injure us. They sap our strength. Some of the cuts are so small they’re barely visible. Others are huge and gaping, leaving scars that never heal. Either way, they accumulate. We carry them everywhere, to and from school and work, at home while raising our children, at our places of worship, anytime we try to advance.”
  7. #7
    “One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”
  8. #8
    “Yet but three come one more.
    Two of both kinds make up four.
    Ere she comes curst and sad.
    Cupid is a knavish lad.
    Thus to make poor females mad.”
  9. #9
    “Wendy,” Peter Pan continued in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, “Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.”
    author
    J.M. Barrie
    person
    Women
    book
    Peter Pan
    character
    Wendy
  10. #10
    “Since stepping reluctantly into public life, I’ve been held up as the most powerful woman in the world and taken down as an “angry black woman.” I’ve wanted to ask my detractors which part of that phrase matters to them the most—is it “angry” or “black” or “woman”?”
  11. #11
    “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”
  12. #12
    “Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses... swapped back and forth and over again.”
  13. #13
    “A girl likes to be crossed a little in love now and then.”
  14. #14
    “I knew from my own life experience that when someone shows genuine interest in your learning and development, even if only for ten minutes in a busy day, it matters. It matters especially for women, for minorities, for anyone society is quick to overlook.”
  15. #15
    “Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice.”
  16. #16
    “Do not consider me now as an elegant female, intending to play you, but as a rational creature, speaking the truth from her heart.”
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