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Quote Left Where the voice of the wind calls our wandering feet, Through echoing forest and echoing street, With lutes in our hands ever-singing we roam, All men are our kindred, the world is our home. Our lays are of cities whose lustre is shed, The laughter and beauty of women long dead; The sword of old battles, the crown of old kings, And happy and simple and sorrowful things. What hope shall we gather, what dreams shall we sow? Where the wind calls our wandering footsteps we go. No love bids us tarry, no joy bids us wait: The voice of the wind is the voice of our fate. Quote Right
by Sarojini Naidu | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Black women have not historically stood in the pulpit, but that doesn't undermine the fact that they built the churches and maintain the pulpits. Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The opinion I have of the generality of women—who appear to me as children to whom I would rather give a sugar plum than my time, forms a ba... Quote Right
by John Keats | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still can't see. I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing It ought to make you proud. I say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Sure men were born to lie, and women to believe them! Quote Right
by John Gay | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We are persons of quality, I assure you, and women of fashion, and come to see and to be seen. Quote Right
by Ben Jonson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The My Lai soldier lifts me up again and again and lowers me down with the other dead women and babies... Quote Right
by Anne Sexton | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Animals of the word exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites or women for men. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth, And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of the creation is love. Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left My mind's sunk so low, Claudia, because of you, wrecked itself on your account so bad already, that I couldn't like you if you were the best of women,--or stop loving you, no matter what you do. Quote Right
by Gaius Valerius Catullus | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Worst, when this sensualism intrudes into the education of young women, and withers the hope and affection of human nature, by teaching that m... Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left For women ... poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of light within which we can predicate ou... Quote Right
by Audre Lorde | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution. Quote Right
by Victor Hugo | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There's nothing sooner dry than women's tears. Quote Right
by John Webster | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Sweet is revenge - especially to women. Quote Right
by George (Lord) Byron | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The ocean, whose tides respond, like women's menses, to the pull of the moon, the ocean which corresponds to the amniotic fluid in which human life begins, the ocean on whose surface vessels (personified as female) can ride but in whose depth sailors meet their death and monsters conceal themselves... it is unstable and threatening as the earth is not; it spawns new life daily, yet swallows up lives; it is changeable like the moon, unregulated, yet indestructible and eternal. Quote Right
by Adrienne Rich | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public. Quote Right
by Oscar Wilde | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs. Quote Right
by Thomas Hardy | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left No man is esteemed for colorful garments except by fools and women. Quote Right
by Sir Walter Raleigh | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left ...Women's Studies can amount simply to compensatory history; too often they fail to challenge the intellectual and political structures that ... Quote Right
by Adrienne Rich | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left No woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness. When we allow ourselves to believe we are, we lose touch with parts of ourselves defined as unacceptable by that consciousness; with the vital toughness and visionary strength of the angry grandmothers, the fierce market women of the Ibo's Women's War, the marriage-resisting women silk workers of pre-Revolutionary China, the millions of widows, midwives, and the women healers tortured and burned as witches for three centuries in Europe. Quote Right
by Adrienne Rich | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams. Quote Right
by Carl Sandburg | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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