Golda Meir Quotes

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Born: May 3, 1898, Kiev, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Birth Country: Ukraine
Died: Jerusalem, Israel, December 8, 1978
Occupation: Former Prime minister

1.
Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.
- Golda Meir

2.
Being seventy is not a sin.
- Golda Meir

3.
Don't be humble... you're not that great.
- Golda Meir

4.
Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.
- Golda Meir

5.
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.
- Golda Meir

6.
I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war.
- Golda Meir

7.
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
- Golda Meir

8.
I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.
- Golda Meir

9.
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir

10.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
- Golda Meir

11.
The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
- Golda Meir

12.
The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals.
- Golda Meir

13.
To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
- Golda Meir

14.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
- Golda Meir

15.
We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.
- Golda Meir

16.
We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative.
- Golda Meir

17.
Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.
- Golda Meir

18.
Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
- Golda Meir

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