Famous Quotations by Women

Test your knowledge of wise quotations by famous women.

Quiz

Test your knowledge of wise quotations by famous women.

1. "...Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could."

  • Abigail Adams
  • Anne Bradstreet
  • Dolley Madison

2. "It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows into which women are plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were created rather to feel than reason, and that all the power they obtain must be obtained by their charms and weakness."

  • Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Marie Curie
  • Jeannette Rankin

3. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

4. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

  • Frances Perkins
  • Margaret Mead
  • Amelia Earhart

5. "By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."

6. "This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons hitherto brought forward in explanation of this fact has seem adequate."

7. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

8. "That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman, black, and a woman proves, I think, that our society is not yet either just or free."

  • Shirley Chisholm
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Carol Mosely-Braun

9. "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."

  • Kate Millett
  • Betty Friedan
  • Germaine Greer

10. "Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry."

  • Bella Abzug
  • Susan Brownmiller
  • Gloria Steinem

Your Results:

1. "...Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could."
Abigail Adams

2. "It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows into which women are plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were created rather to feel than reason, and that all the power they obtain must be obtained by their charms and weakness."
Mary Wollstonecraft

3. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt

4. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

5. "By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

6. "This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons hitherto brought forward in explanation of this fact has seem adequate."
Simone de Beauvoir

7. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
Virginia Woolf

8. "That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman, black, and a woman proves, I think, that our society is not yet either just or free."
Shirley Chisholm

9. "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."
Betty Friedan

10. "Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry."
Gloria Steinem

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