„I think a woman who's confident, who's aware of her own abilities and her own limitations and who accepts gracefully failure as part of her life. All this combination makes a beautiful woman.“
— Mallika Sherawat Indian actress 1976
[The Quest for beauty, http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/10/01/quest/index.html, June 16 2006]
„What I want in a woman is protection. Loyalty. Companionship. Loyalty, friendship, companionship, ferociousness. I want her to protect me, and have my back to the bitter end. If I have a fight, I want her to jump in. Even if I'm winning; even if she's ninety pounds. I like strong women—not necessarily a masculine woman—but I like strong women. I like strong, say a woman who runs a C. E. O. corporation. I like a strong woman with confidence—massive confidence—and then I want to dominate her sexually.“
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
As stated in documentary film, Tyson.
„There is little to envy in the woman's position either. For perhaps the first time in history, she has a general sense of herself as an individual apart from men. This self-confidence gives her drive and makes her want to succeed. As a result she is eager to join the system. She does not have a clear idea of what it will do to her. Her focus is on her own past and on what men did to women — not on the male structure and what it does to men.“
— John Ralston Saul Canadian author and essayist 1947
„How can you have confidence in a woman who will not risk entrusting her whole life to you, day and night?“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
— Robert Southey British poet 1774 - 1843
Madoc in Wales, Part II, 2 (1805).
„Susannah and I have always felt that the psychology of clothing does make people change a mind-set, so if we use that and we help someone feel more confident about themselves and build them up that’s great.“
— Trinny Woodall English fashion advisor and designer, television presenter and author 1964
„Taking the strong believing women as role models for both men and women, clearly indicates that the Quran acknowledges the woman's ability to be a strong person who can overcome any innate weakens in her.“
— Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah Lebanese faqih 1935 - 2010
The Woman's Personality and Role in Life http://english.bayynat.org.lb/WomenFamily/role.htm.
„[It] is all about the African woman, her beauty and how she makes herself beautiful. An African woman is therefore not to be messed up with or looked down upon because she’s feminine. Even though she’s beautiful, she’s strong and has a sense of pride.“
— Muma Gee Nigerian singer and songwriter 1978
In " The role Emeka Ike played in my marriage http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/06/the-role-emeka-ike-played-in-my-marriage/" by Opeoluwani Ogunjimi on vanguardngr.com, June 15, 2013: On her song "African Woman Skillashy"
— Victor Frederick Weisskopf Austrian-born American theoretical physicist 1908 - 2002
[Victor Weisskopf, Growing up with quantum field theory: The development of quantum electrodynamics. In: The birth of particle physics (ed. L.M. Brown and L. Hoddeson), Cambridge University Press, 1983, 75]