Quotes about women by famous philosophers

Quotes about women have been told by many, but no one can express the meaning of a subject as well as philosophers are able to, that’s why we choose some of the best quotes by famous truth-seekers.

First and foremost, it should be noted that women are sacred creations of god, particularly for men. How can we expect to understand female essence defined by average joe, if even the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud was unable to do so?

He spent all his life studying human psychology and had found answers to multiple questions about the human subconscious, character, and physiology, but…

“The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?”

Sigmund Freud
Quotes about women by famous philosophers

Women to this day are continuing to fight for their rights, however, Plato the philosopher of Ancient Greece, centuries before the birth of Christ, already knew that men and women were equal.

“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”


A great admirer of female greatness was the famous French philosopher Albert Camus, who gave his tribute to women by comparing them to heavens?

Women are all we know of paradise on this earth.”

Albert Camus

Quotes about women by Nietzsche

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had mixed viewpoints regarding women. In his writings, Nietzsche criticizes women with his usual ironic tone, on the other hand, Nietzsche doesn’t deny their exceptional greatness and moreover, recognizes and appreciates all female gender with their thought-provoking intelligence, spirit, and beauty.

In revenge and in love woman is more barbaric than man is.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason, he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The perfect woman. The perfect woman is a higher type of human than the perfect man, and also something much rarer.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Fyodor Dostoyevsky about women

Fyodor Dostoyevsky is known not only as a powerful writer but also as a revolutionary psychologist. Furthermore, he was an influential philosopher, therefore we will finish this article with these marvelous words from his well-known novel “The Karamazov Brothers”

You can find in every woman something – damn it! – something extraordinarily interesting, something you won’t find in any other woman. Only you must know how to find it – that’s the point! That requires talent! For me ugly women do not exist: the very fact that she’s a woman is half the attraction …”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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