10 Favourite words of wisdom from women

Wisdom is first of all God given and it's defined as the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.  And while we are on this journey of life we should remember that we are not the first people on earth and therefore we should learn from the experience of others.

When we're open ourselves to learning from others, we benefit from their experience as well as our own and we can inherit their wisdom and knowledge.  There is no need for us to have unfruitful efforts because God has already provided wisdom for us. Look within you and you will see.

Here is our 10 favourite words of wisdom from older women. 

God makes three requests of his children: Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now - African proverb

African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence - Wangari Maathai

Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face  – Carol Moseley-Braun

Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don’t think it’s going to be easy. It’s hard - Aaliyah

10 Favourite words of wisdom from women



Imitation is suicide -  Marva Collins

A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing  - Pearl Bailey

"Make sure you continue to trust what you know about yourself and stay true to what you believe in - Melinda Gates

I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it  – Katherine Dunham

Always find the time to do something for other people. Indeed, there is nothing more rewarding than making someone else happy - Fabiola Gianotti

Don't be discouraged if there aren't enough role models paving the way for you. Imagine the future as you want it to be and you will succeed - Cherie Blair

Proverbs 3:13-18 ESV, says; " Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace."