Proverbs and quotes about women.

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‘Stupid as a man,’ say the women: ‘cowardly as a woman,’ say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A beautiful woman is like an axe in one’s life.

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

Helen Rowland

A woman and a cherry are painted for their own harm.

A woman and a melon are hard to choose.

A woman is like an artichoke, you must work hard to get to her heart.

Inspector Jacques Clouseau
The Pink Panther, 2006

A woman is like the moon – some nights it is silver others gold.

Armenian proverb

A woman’s belly is a garden with many kinds of fruit.

Art sometimes is as simple as nothing, and other times as mysterious as nature or a woman.

Jeet Aulakh

As changeable is the moon so is the opinion of the woman.

French proverb

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.


Cats, flies and women are ever at their toilets.

French proverb

Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing.

Proverbs 9:13

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.

Jane Austen

I like my coffee strong and my women weak.

Alexander Pappas

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.

Dave Barry

If a woman says "no", you have no clue what she means.


In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.

Carol P. Christ

It is easier to guard a bushel of fleas than a woman.


Kent, sir — everybody knows Kent — apples, cherries, hops, and women.

Charles Dickens

Man is the head of the family; woman is the neck that turns the head.

Men make houses, women make homes.

Modern paintings are like women, you’ll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.

Freddie Mercury

One tongue is enough for a woman.

Women talk too much.

One who plants grapes by the road side, and one who marries a pretty woman, share the same problem.

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

Joseph Joubert

People think you can’t be clever if you have breasts.

Kelly Brook

Some women are not beautiful – they only look as though they are.

Karl Kraus

The dog for the man, the cat for the woman.

English proverb

The fangs of the green snake and the sting of a wasp don’t really make poison; that is only to be found in a woman’s heart.


The man loves danger and sport. That is why he loves woman, the most dangerous of all sports.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a clever woman to manage a fool.

Rudyard Kipling

The three most difficult to understand; the mind of a woman, the labor of the bees and the ebb and flow of the tide.

Unknown source

There is no question that a Neanderthal could easily beat us up. So, too, presumably could their women, which may be why we are only 2 percent Neanderthal instead of 50 percent. Those bitches were too scary for us.

The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson

There is no woman who sleeps so deeply that the sound of a guitar won’t bring her to the window.

Spanish proverb

There was never a conflict without a woman.

English proverb

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle

Women are like wasps in their anger.


Women are never kind … though they can sometimes be tender.

Hercule Poirot
After the Funeral
Agatha Christie

Women sometimes make fools of men, but most guys are the do-it-yourself type


Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking


Women. They are a complete mystery.

Stephen Hawking
(In reply to the question: What do you think most about during the day?)

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.

Brigham Young

You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.

Steve Martin