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Famous Quotes in History by Women
Can you pick the woman who said each of the famous quotes below?
Updated Feb 22, 2015
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Forty Famous Women
'Ours is the commencement of a flying age, and I am happy to have popped into existence at a period so interesting.'
'Alas! that my body, clean and whole, never been corrupted, today must be consumed and burnt to ashes!'
'The men in the Soviet politburo...put guns before butter, while we put just about everything before guns.'
'It strikes me that later neither I, nor anyone else, will care for the outpouring of a thirteen year old schoolgirl.'
'We differ, blind and seeing...not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination...with which we seek wisdom beyond the senses.'
'I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.'
'I think I have a good deal of my Uncle Theodore in me, because I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on.'
'The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.'
'When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen.'
'I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves.'
(btw 1850 - 1913)
'I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out...none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?'
'The Usage of Torture is contrary to all the Dictates of Nature and Reason; even Mankind itself cries out against it, and demands loudly the total Abolition of it.'
'India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.'
'Rewards and punishments ... are the desk of the soul, that is, a means of enslaving a child's spirit, and better suited to provoke than to prevent deformities.'
'No man ... ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this, 'devoted and obedient.' This definition would do just as well for a porter.'
'I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king.'
'I could have stayed home and baked cookies...but I decided...to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.'
'What shall a man do with a sublime tier of moral faculties, when the most profitable business out of his port is the slave-trade?'
'I do well understand the difference between legislating and judging. As a judge, it is not my function to develop public policy.'
'When, staring into the eyes of a chimpanzee, I saw a thinking, reasoning personality looking back.'
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