Philosophical Women Quotes

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If you like reading philosophical quotes, here are some great philosophical women quotes. Famous women leaders like Mother Teresa, Emily Dickinson, Golda Meir, Aung San Suu Kyi, and others have expressed their philosophical views. Their breadth of awareness and depth of wisdom is sure to leave you impressed.

Mother Theresa, Social Worker
We are all pencils in the hand of God writing love letters to the world.

Virginia Woolf, British Feminist
It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.

Nancy Willard, American Poet
Sometimes questions are more important than answers.

Emily Dickinson, Poet
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Betty Friedan, Social Activist, The Feminine Mystique
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.

Jane Austen, Novelist
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older—the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Martha Graham, Choreographer
You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled then something has been lost.
Jennifer Aniston, American Actor
The greater your capacity to love, the greater is your capacity to feel the pain.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Activist
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?

Golda Meir, First Female Prime Minister of Israel
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.

Abigail Adams, Second First Lady of the United States
[in a letter to John Adams] Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers, politicians, friends, lovers and husbands.

Bette Davis, American actor
Old age is no place for sissies.

Mother Theresa, Social Worker
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Sara Teasdale, Poet
I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.

Candace Pert, Neuroscientist
Love often leads to healing, while fear and isolation breed illness. And our biggest fear is abandonment.
Muriel Spark, Novelist, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.

Maya Angelou, Writer
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Eleanor Roosevelt, Activist
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Jane Goodall, English Primatologist
Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change.

Rosa Luxemburg, Revolutionary
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.

Mother Teresa, Social Worker
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

Peace Pilgrim, Pacifist
Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.

Gloria Swanson, American Actress
[quoted in the New York Times] I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book.

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