In our section of Mother's Day quotes, we are presenting quotes and words of famous women and mothers.

Quotes By Famous Women

"When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes." - Victor Hugo

Though you should also listen to what she is exactly saying as you might come across the revelation of a lifetime. The difference with woman and a man is that a man speaks when he needs to, but a woman just speaks out her heart. There have been many successful women who have written their own stories. They are the ones with will of iron and nerves of steel; and they are the ones you should definitely pay heed to. Words said by these famous women have become popular quotations, recited and followed by many. These are not mere quotations any more but the crux of the lessons of life, which these tough ones have learnt the hard way. These quotes can be used at a number of places, including orations, greetings (including mother's day) and letters. So learn them, live them and ponder on their meanings. Here goes the list.

Quotes By Famous Women
  • "Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed.  If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes."  They will say, "Women don't have what it takes." - Clare Boothe Luce
  • "I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is:  I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute". - Rebecca West
  • "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry with your girlfriends." - Laurie Kuslansky
  • "A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't." - Rhonda Handsome
  • "Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows." -Jennifer Unlimited
  • "Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." -Charlotte Whitton
  • "Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart." -Caryn Leschen
  • "I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once." -Jennifer Unlimited
  • "When I was young, I was put in a school for retarded kids for two years before they realized I actually had a hearing loss. And they called ME slow!" - Kathy Buckley
  • "If high heels were so wonderful, men would still be wearing them." - Sue Grafton
  • "When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country." - Elayne Boosler
  • "Behind every successful man is a surprised woman." - Maryon Pearson
  • "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man- if you want anything done, ask a woman." - Margaret Thatcher
  • "I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career." - Gloria Steinem
  • "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." - Erica Jong
  • "Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul; and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson
  • "I am not afraid…I was born to do this." - Joan of Arc
  • "If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner." - Tallulah Bankhead
  • "Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose." - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved." - Barbara Johnson
  • "Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes". - Oprah Winfrey
  • "You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness." - Julia Roberts