Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive site of quotations by women. 43,939 quotations are searchable by topic, by author's name, or by keyword. Many of them appear in no other collection. And new ones are added continually.

See All TOPICS Available:
See All AUTHORS Available:

Search by Topic:

  • topic cats
  • topic books
  • topic moon

Find quotations by TOPIC (coffee, love, dogs)
or search alphabetically below.

Search by Last Name:

  • Quotes by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Quotes by Louisa May Alcott
  • Quotes by Chingling Soong

Find quotations by the AUTHOR´S LAST NAME
or alphabetically below.

Search by Keyword:

  • keyword fishing
  • keyword twilight
  • keyword Australie


  • I've a theory that one can always get anything one wants if one will pay the price. And do you know what the price is, nine times out of ten? Compromise.

  • To me consensus seems to be: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects ...

  • Life is made up of compromises.

  • ... compromise is the work of mature people.

  • Bargaining is essential to the life of the world; but nobody has ever claimed that it is an ennobling process.

  • But compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity.

  • Whenever there is polarization, there is an unhappy tendency to think the truth lies somewhere in between.

  • To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.

  • Each of us does, in effect, strike a series of deals or compromises between the wants and longings of the inner self, and an outer environment that offers certain possibilities and sets certain limitations.

  • Give in on small issues. In the long haul, you get more that way.

    • Janice LaRouche,
    • in Janice LaRouche and Regina Ryan, Janice LaRouche's Strategies for Women at Work ()
  • Can compromise be an art? — yes, but a minor art.

  • In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.

    • Marguerite de Valois,
    • in J. De Finod, ed., A Thousand Flashes of French Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness ()
  • Compromise is something people write about. It does not work well in real life.

  • Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.