Long Before Women Burned Their Bras: 19 Women’s Wisdom Quotes

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Women throughout history have played their part in shaping the world as you know it today.

Long before women started protesting and burning their bras – they proved women’s wisdom regarding success works for both women and men.

Below are 19 powerful quotes which truly do give you something to think about.

Women’s Wisdom Quote 1:

“The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination.”
- Emily Dickenson (1830 -1886) – American Poet

Women’s Wisdom Quote 2:

“The only people who never fail are those who never try.”
- Ilka Chase (1905 -1978) – American Actress

Women’s Wisdom Quote 3:

“You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by supreme belief.”
- Marianne Moore (1887-1972) – American Poet

Women’s Wisdom Quote 4:

“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends and co-workers and even strangers you meet along the way”.
- Barbara Bush – Wife of President George Bush

Women’s Wisdom Quote 5:

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.”
- Beverly Sills (B. 1929) American Opera Singer & Double Emmy Winner

Women’s Wisdom Quote 6:

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.
- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) – Wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, American Humanitarian, Columnist and Lecturer

Women’s Wisdom Quote 7:

“Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.”
- Erica Jong (B.1942) – American Author

Women’s Wisdom Quote 8:

“The secret point of money and power in America is neither the thing that money can buy nor power for power’s sake . . . BUT absolute  personal freedom, mobility, privacy. It is the instinct which drove Americans to the Pacific.”
- Joan Didion (b. 1934) – American Writer

Women’s Wisdom Quote 9:

“Luck is  a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

- Oprah Winfrey – American TV Talk show and host of OPRAH

Women’s Wisdom Quote 10:

“There are 2 ways of meeting difficulties; you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.”
- Phyliss Bottome (1884-1963) – English Author

Women’s Wisdom Quote 11:

“When I look into the future it’s so bright, it burns my eyes.”
- Oprah Winfrey – American TV Talk show and host of OPRAH

Women’s Wisdom Quote 12:

“Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.”
- Anna Freud (b. 1895-1982) – Daughter of Sigmund Freud

Women’s Wisdom Quote 13:

” Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratitude but through fidelity to a worthwhile purpose.”
- Helen Keller (1880-1968) – American Memoirist and Essayist

Women’s Wisdom Quote 14:

“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.”
- Marie Curie (1867 – 1934)-French Chemist

Women’s Wisdom Quote 15:

“All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.”
- Pearl S. Buck (1892 – 1973) – American Novelist and Humanitarian

Women’s Wisdom Quote 16:

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves and it’s not possible to find it elsewhere.”
- Agnes Repplier (1858 – 1950) – American Essayist

Women’s Wisdom Quote 17:

“Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.”
- Joan Didion (B.1934) – American Writer

Women’s Wisdom Quote 18:

“YOU don’t get to choose how you’re going to die or when. YOU can only decide on how you are going to live now.”
- Joan Baez (B. 1941) – American Singer & Political Activist

Women’s Wisdom Quote 19:

” If you always look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.”
- Elizabeth Bowen (1899 – 1973) – Anglo-Irish Novelist

“Dedicated to kicking your ass until you succeed.”


Trevor ‘ToeCracker’ Crook
PS. As Oprah says, “When she looks into the future it’s so bright, it burns her eyes.” – What do you see when you look into your future ?

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8 Responses to Long Before Women Burned Their Bras: 19 Women’s Wisdom Quotes

  • Claudia says:

    When I look into my future I see the sun shining bright and the peace women can spread as their message.
    And the same old commitment women have always carried on with little to no noise, to be waved more proudly.
    What do you think?

  • mike says:

    I have learned a long time ago that it doesn’t matter what woman say or do. They are usually right 99.9% of the time so I do as I’m told. I don’t want you to think I’m week, just logical.

    Every protest women have carried out through history was usually the right thing to do. So the above quotes should be called truths instead of quotes

  • Claudia says:

    gosh! you should teach your fellow men!
    (well said!)

  • itsobb says:

    A friend of mine met Barbara Bush a few years ago and told me she was the most abusive woman he had ever encountered. This was after HWB had ceased being president and my friend had no idea who she was! Apparently, she does not live by her (publicist’s) words.

  • Outback says:

    I was too young to see the bra burning but this proves women don’t get enough credit in what is deemed a man’s world.

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