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Women have been called queens for a long time,
by Louisa May Alcott

Women have been called queens for a long time,
but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
- Louisa May Alcott

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 PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

 

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

Love is a great beautifier.
- Louisa May Alcott

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
- Louisa May Alcott

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It takes two flints to make a fire.
- Louisa May Alcott

Father asked us what was God's noblest work.
Anna said men, but I said babies.
Men are often bad, but babies never are.
- Louisa May Alcott

Girls are so queer you never know what they mean.
They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out
of his wits for the fun of it.
- Louisa May Alcott

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
- Louisa May Alcott

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an
influence more powerful over many than the worth of
character or the magic of manners.
- Louisa May Alcott

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
- Louisa May Alcott

Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.
- Louisa May Alcott

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear
ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake,
and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
- Louisa May Alcott

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
- Louisa May Alcott

A faithful friend is a strong defense;
And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
- Louisa May Alcott

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event
can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us -
and those around us -
more effectively.
Look for the learning.
- Louisa May Alcott

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving,
and we all have the power to make wishes come true,
as long as we keep believing.
- Louisa May Alcott

Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a
useful root that we cannot get on without it any more
than we can without potatoes.
- Louisa May Alcott

It takes people a long time to learn the difference
between talent and genius,
especially ambitious young men and women.
- Louisa May Alcott

People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays;
men have to work and women to marry for money.
It's a dreadfully unjust world.
- Louisa May Alcott

Housekeeping ain't no joke.
- Louisa May Alcott

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen;
the more select,
the more enjoyable.
- Louisa May Alcott

Have regular hours for work and play;
make each day both useful and pleasant,
and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.
Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets,
and life will become a beautiful success.
- Louisa May Alcott

You have a good many little gifts and virtues,
but there is no need of parading them,
for conceit spoils the finest genius.
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

Conceit spoils the finest genius.
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long;
even if it is,
the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

I like to help women help themselves,
as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question.
Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to,
and I don't think any one will deny us.
- Louisa May Alcott

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

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

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
- Groucho Marx

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true.
It's just learning not to take the first no.
And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
- Cher

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious
throughout our society -
that women are now providing
all types of skills in every profession.
The military should be no exception.
- Jimmy Carter

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

The woman who can create her own job
is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
- Amelia Earhart

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
- Grace Kelly

There are practical little things in housekeeping
which no man really understands.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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