What do Women Think About?

Hello to everyone. I am going to share ideas and thoughts from women who are famous in some way. I was thinking about thinking and decided to share some very good thoughts. What do you think about what these women are thinking about?


“One can not be an American by going about saying one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.”   —Georgia O’Keeffe, American artist  (1887-1986


“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness — simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.”   —George Sand, French writer and novelist  (1804-1876)


“I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.”  —Golda Meir, Ukrainian-born Israeli leader. (1898-1978)


“I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.”   —Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist (1820-1913)


“Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.”  —Harriet Beecher Stowe, American writer and activist  (1811-1896)


“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.”  —Helen Keller, American essayist  (1880-1968)


“Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.”  —Jane Addams, American activist  (1860-1935)


“Action is the antidote to despair.”  —Joan Baez, American folk singer  (1941-    )


“We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”  —Julia Ward Howe, American activist, founder of Girl Scouts of America  (1819-1910)


“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  —Lucille Ball, American comedienne  (1911-1989)



Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball




Joan Baez

Joan Baez


Jane Addams

Jane Addams




Helen Keller

Helen Keller


Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe







Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman


Golda Meir

Golda Meir



George Sand, French writer

George Sand, French writer





Georgia O'Keeffe, artist and painter

Georgia O’Keeffe, artist and painter

15 thoughts on “What do Women Think About?

  1. Great and empowering quotes.

  2. An inspiring compilation! Thank you!

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A great collection of quotes but I’m afraid an awful lot of women spend most of their time thinking about what they have to do.

  4. Lafemmeroar says:

    I think about … laughing at the malfunction of the universe…hell … it’s better than crying about it! Love the quote by George Sand.

  5. Thank you, Barbara, for putting together these wonderful quotes. Reading the names was very nostalgic for me, because I had made their acquaintance (in books and articles) many years ago, and I always felt so much admiration for their contributions. The surprise was Lucille Ball.

    • You are welcome my friend. It was nostalgic doing the research. I have been a little emotional lately. I think it is because we have had such great women to follow in their footsteps and yet women didn’t even come out to vote. So it is time for all of us to push on and not give up because someday our granddaughters will talk about what we accomplished. Hugs, Barbara

  6. D.G.Kaye says:

    Empowering words from accomplished women. We must have actions to cause reactions and from some I get, “It takes a village”. 🙂

  7. inavukic says:

    All treasures – thank you for the effort in reminding us how great we are, Barbara 🙂

  8. Lucille said it the best for me..
    ““Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” —Lucille Ball, American comedienne (1911-1989)” ..

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