Women's Day Special Quotes

Women's Day: Special Quotes for the Special Women in Your Life

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If you thought that women's liberation has reached its zenith, think again. Though many women in progressive societies enjoy some liberty, several thousands of them are suppressed and tortured under the garb of morality.

Gender discrimination exists at all levels. At the workplace, where gender inequalities are brushed under the carpet, women workers are often subjected to sexual objectification, harassment, and molestation.

Women employees are discouraged from seeking higher positions in management as they are deemed as liabilities. Workplace surveys report that women receive lower wages than their male counterparts.

Why is this so? Are women considered less capable of managing their jobs? Are women pushed to a corner, until they give in to male dominance? Do we live in a repressed society where men are considered the superior sex and women the inferior one?

A society that strangulates the woman that raises her voice will forever remain backward and regressive. New thoughts, ideas, and philosophy will fail to take root within the constricted walls of dominance. Perverted ideals and sexism are often the cause of women's subjugation.

Help women fight their cause by recognizing them as human beings. Respect your women colleagues, friends, and family. Inspire women to take on the mantle of women's liberation with Women's Day special quotes.

Reach out to the millions of muffled female voices by championing their cause.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls. Why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?

  • Brett Butler
    I would like it if men had to partake in the same hormonal cycles to which we're subjected monthly. Maybe that's why men declare war -- because they have a need to bleed on a regular basis.

  • Katherine Hepburn
    Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

  • Carolyn Kenmore
    You have to have the kind of body that doesn't need a girdle in order to get to pose in one.

  • Anita Wise
    A lot of guys think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent she is. I don't think it works like that. I think it's the opposite. I think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent the men become.

  • Arnold Haultain
    A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.

  • Ogden Nash
    I have an idea that the phrase "weaker sex" was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm.

  • Oliver Goldsmith
    They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

  • Aristotle Onassis
    If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

  • Gilda Radner
    I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.

  • George Eliot
    A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.

  • Mignon McLaughlin
    A woman asks little of love: only that she be able to feel like a heroine.

  • Stanley Baldwin
    I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.

  • Simone de Beauvoir
    One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

  • Ian Fleming
    A woman should be an illusion.

  • Stephen Stills
    There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature.

  • Germaine Greer
    Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.

  • William Shakespeare, As You Like It
    Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak.

  • Mignon McLaughlin
    Women are never landlocked: they're always mere minutes away from the briny deep of tears.

  • Robert Brault
    Through sources, we have obtained the following alien assessment of the human species: The male wants to be valued for what he pretends to be. The female wants to be overvalued for what she truly is.

  • Voltaire
    I hate women because they always know where things are.

  • Hermione Gingold
    Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue.

  • Joseph Conrad
    Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.

  • Janis Joplin
    Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.

  • Martina Navratilova
    I think the key is for women not to set any limits.

  • Rosalyn Sussman
    We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.

  • Virginia Woolf
    As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.

  • Mae West
    When women go wrong, men go right after them.

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

  • Gloria Steinem
    I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.