155 Wise Women Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Wise Women Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Wise women tuck Godly wisdom into the words they speak and even more into the words they choose not to speak. — Lysa TerKeurst

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men. — Chinese Proverbs

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Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. — James Thurber

What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. — Geoffrey Chaucer

A wise man in his house should find a wife gentle and courteous, or no wife at all. — Euripides

Do you want to be wise? Choose wise friends — Charles R. Swindoll

The world is the book of women. Whatever knowledge they may possess is more commonly acquired by observation than by reading. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice. — Sophocles

And Wisdom be the Daughter of Experience — Leonardo da Vinci

A woman is a mystery to guide a wise and open man. — Rumi

Short Wise Women Quotes

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  • There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart. — Melanie Griffith
  • As long as she is wise and good, a girl has sufficient dowry. — Plautus
  • It is better to listen to a wise enemy than to seek counsel from a foolish friend. — Ali ibn Abi Talib
  • A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left. — Marilyn Monroe
  • When you reach the top, you should remember to send the elevator back down for the others. — Edith Piaf
  • Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected - that is essential. — Anna Gould
  • If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. — Anita Roddick
  • Follow your pain as if it were a candle in the night, leading you to a place of decision. — Caroline Myss
  • My brokenness is a better bridge for people than my pretend wholeness ever was. — Sheila Walsh
  • Talk without effort is nothing. — Maria W. Stewart

Wise Women Image Quotes

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Wise women quote by Plautus

As long as she is wise and good, a girl has sufficient dowry. — Plautus

Wise women quote by Maria W. Stewart

Talk without effort is nothing. — Maria W. Stewart

Wise women quote by India.Arie

The worst disease in the world is hate. And the cure for hate is love. — India.Arie

Wise women quote by Sherry Argov

Anytime a woman competes with another woman she demeans herself. — Sherry Argov

Wise women quote by Mary Kay Ash

Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind. — Mary Kay Ash

Wise women quote Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will apprec
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

Wise People Quotes

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There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself. — Laurell K. Hamilton

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. — Ronald Reagan

Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes. — Ajahn Brahm

Wise women quote Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses. — William Arthur Ward

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. — Seneca The Elder

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't. — Bill Nye

Wise women quote Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise
Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. — Charles Bukowski

I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint. — Hesiod

I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild. — Albert Hofmann

When proven wrong, the wise man will correct himself and the ignorant will keep arguing. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Wise Wisdom Quotes

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Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. — Charles Spurgeon

Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness. — Ibn Taymiyyah

Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay. — Dalai Lama

Wise women quote Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.

There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them. — Friedrich Nietzsche

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. — Socrates

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.This was said by gene wilder ... what does it mean ? — Gene Wilder

Wise women quote A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him. But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him. — Al-Shafi‘i

Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned" — Al-Ghazali

We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right. — Ravi Zacharias

Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Wise Man Quotes

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The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions. — Claude Levi-Strauss

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

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A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything. — African Proverbs

Wise women quote Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. — Bruce Lee

Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear. — Hippocrates

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A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. — Chinese Proverbs

A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something. — Plato

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A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. — Proverbs

A wise quote can only change a wise man! Therefore, wise sayings are for the wise men, not for the fools! The sunflowers turn their face toward the Sun, the fools, toward the darkness! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Wise Words Quotes

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The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's. — Joseph Campbell

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. — Thomas S. Monson

Wise women quote Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

Great minds think alone. — Wiz Khalifa

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. — Edward R. Murrow

If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don't want to be. — Dale Carnegie

Wise women quote The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires. — John Steinbeck

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. — Aristotle

The depravity of man is at once the most empirically verifiable reality but at the same time the most intellectually resisted fact. — Malcolm Muggeridge

Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Smart Women Quotes

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Yes, I'm a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted and tough. — Zaha Hadid

The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists. — Joan Robinson

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It's not how deep you go, it's how you go deep. — Ida Rolf

Wise women quote A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy. — Erica Jong

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Mercedes Benz : A mechanical device that increases sexual arousal in women. — P. J. O'Rourke

Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers. — Shakuntala Devi

Wise women quote Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show
Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.

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. — Gilda Radner

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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women. — Natalie Portman

Though we do need more women to graduate with technical degrees, I always like to remind women that you don't need to have science or technology degrees to build a career in tech. — Susan Wojcicki

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You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. — Warren Buffett

Wise Person Quotes

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A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. — Albert Einstein

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind. — Albert Schweitzer

To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self. By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss. — Adi Shankara

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The wise person has long ears and a short tongue. — Proverbs

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Those who are right do not argue. Those who argue are not right. — Lao Tzu

Anyone can find fault. It is the wise person who finds that which encourages another in the turmoils and strifes of the day. — Edgar Cayce

Wise women quote To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before.
To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before.

It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others's successes. — John C. Maxwell

If we grow wiser and more learned in our intercourse with wise and learned persons, how much more will we gain in our inner life by communing with God in prayer. — Huldrych Zwingli

One cannot choose wisely for a life unless he dares to listen to himself, his own self, at each moment of his life. — Abraham Maslow

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The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness — Esther Hicks

Strong Women Quotes

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Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated. — Saddam Hussein

it always seems to me as if the lavender was a little woman in a green dress, with a lavender bonnet and a white kerchief. She's one of those strong, sweet, wholesome people, who always rest you, and her sweetness lingers long after she goes away. — Myrtle Reed

It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem. — Coretta Scott King

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them. — Sojourner Truth

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been. — William Golding

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think. — Mark Twain

Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. — Mae Jemison

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free. — Kavita Ramdas

The lifting up of the woman does not require the tearing down of the man. In fact, a strong woman appreciates a strong man. Conversely, a strong man is not intimidated by a strong woman. — T. D. Jakes

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. — Maya Angelou

Very Wise Quotes

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A very wise quote is a spectacular waterfall! When you see it, you feel its power! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Those who take the lead take it by doing three things. First, science to be able to manoeuvre; second, knowledge to be able to heavily invest in education; and third, a very wise leadership with a clear vision and a roadmap to the right direction. — Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The wisest man I ever knew taught me something I never forgot. And although I never forgot it, I never quite memorized it either. So what I’m left with is the memory of having learned something very wise that I can’t quite remember. — George Carlin

Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, I'll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice? — Bette Midler

Every wise workman takes his tools away from the work from time to time that they may be ground and sharpened; so does the only-wise Jehovah take his ministers oftentimes away into darkness and loneliness and trouble, that he may sharpen and prepare them for harder work in his service. — Robert Murray M'Cheyne

As Freud has shown, blunders are not the merest chance. They are the result of suppressed desires and conflicts. They are ripples on the surface of life, produced by unsuspected springs. And these may be very deep - as deep as the soul itself. The blunder may amount to the opening of a destiny. — Joseph Campbell

Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did. — Christine de Pizan

'How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.' — John Abbott

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Good things aren't supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first. — Audrey Hepburn

Wise Girl Quotes

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A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men. — Saadi Shirazi

Wise girls kiss but never love, Listen but never believe, And leave befor they are left. — Marilyn Monroe

A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none. — Marilyn Monroe

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You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. — Marilyn Monroe

This-this was what made life: a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl's voice. . . a moment of captured beauty. Those who are truly wise will never permit such moments to escape. — Louis L'Amour

I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean. — Lana Del Rey

We are wise women, we are giggling girls. We both carry a smile to show when we're pleased, we both carry a switchblade in our sleeves. — Ani Difranco

Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. — Marilyn Monroe

I believe that everything happens for a reason. — Marilyn Monroe

I like jewellery because it's forever. Flowers die, chocolates get eaten and lingerie wears out in the wash. Plus, the girl is reminded of you every time she wears it. It's a wise move. — Amanda Bynes

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A businessman cannot force you to buy his product; if he makes a mistake, he suffers the consequences; if he fails, he takes the loss. If bureaucrat makes a mistake, you suffer the consequences; if he fails, he passes the loss on to you. — Ayn Rand

Let me tell you how to love all equally. Do not demand anything of those you love. If you make demands, some will give you more and some less. In that case you will love more those who give you more and less those who give you less. Thus your love will not be the same for all. You will not be able to love all impartially. — Sarada Devi

Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike. — Maya Angelou

You look like an angel, walk like an angel, talk like an angel. But I got wise, you're the devil in disguise. — Elvis Presley

Maybe some people just aren't meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It's like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that's why they're here. You'll have that gift forever. — Danielle Steel

If you want to know what's Real, of love, of life, of loyalty, put it through the greatest test: Time. — Yasmin Mogahed

Beauty attracts beauty. If you want to know what you are, look at what you are drawn to. — Yasmin Mogahed

I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet them all. — Myrlie Evers-Williams

The only way you can be the best at something is to be the best you can be. — Susan Beth Pfeffer

Even the most powerful woman needs a place to unwind. — Barbara Taylor Bradford

One of the most powerful forces in the world is the will of men and women who believe in themselves, who dare to hope and aim high, who go confidently after the things they want from life. — Richard DeVos

You don't have to be fearless. Just be sincere. — Danielle LaPorte

You don't become what you want, you become what you believe. — Oprah Winfrey

Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired. This is woman's entire but decisive advantage. Through man's passions, nature has given man into woman's hands, and the woman who does not know how to make him her subject, her slave, her toy, and how to betray him with a smile in the end is not wise. — Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Remember, conflict doesn’t always mean we have to fight against something and tear it apart.... Conflict can also mean we’re fighting for something to make it even better and stronger than it’s ever been. — Lysa TerKeurst

The wise woman patterns her life on the theory and practice of modern banking. She never gives her love, but only lends it on the best security and at the highest rate of interest. — Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. — Samuel Johnson

Words are like spices. Too many is worse than too few. — Joan Aiken

To see a candle's light one must take it into a dark place. — Ursula K. Le Guin

In Proverbs we read: 'He that winneth souls is wise.' If any man, women, or child by a godly life and example can win one soul to God, his life will not have been a failure. He will have outshone all the mighty men of his day, because he will have set a stream in motion that will flow on and on forever and ever. — Dwight L. Moody

I hope the strong women out there aren't quiet and they don't go away, because when people attack you for speaking, the best way to drive them nuts is to smile and carry on speaking, louder, more wisely, more intensely, more articulately than ever. — Neil Gaiman

A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed. — Robert Bloch

In each of us there are places we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them. — Joyce Brothers

Cultivate the habit of attention and try to gain opportunities to hear wise men and women talk. Indifference and inattention are the two most dangerous monsters that you ever meet. Interest and attention will insure to you an education. — Robert Andrews Millikan

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all. — Aung San Suu Kyi

The choice to be used as an instrument of love, right here, right now, is a choice for personal empowerment. — Marianne Williamson

The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library — Maya Angelou

We are wise, wise women. We are giggling girls. — Ani Difranco

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