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Golda Meir Quotes

(1898-1978), Prime Minister of Israel, 1969-74

Being seventy is not a sin.

Category: Age And Aging

Old age is like flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.

Category: Age And Aging

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.

Category: Commitment

Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!

Category: Critics And Criticism

Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that.

Category: Feminism

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.

Category: Grief

Don't be humble, you're not that great.

Category: Humility

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.

Category: Judaism And Jews

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

Whether women are better than men I cannot say, but I can say they are certainly no worse.

Category: Men And Women

We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.

Category: Nationalities And Nationalism

Not being beautiful was the true blessing... Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.

Category: Opportunity

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.

Category: Right And Rightness

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.

Category: Time And Time Management

We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.

Category: Victory