Hillary Clinton Quotes

- Notable Hillary Clinton Quotes Index -

Born: October 26, 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Politician

1.
'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in.
- Hillary Clinton

2.
A psychologist once told me that for a boy being in the middle of a conflict between two women is the worst possible situation. There's always a desire to please each one.
- Hillary Clinton

3.
As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics.
- Hillary Clinton

4.
At the end of the day, you know, love does not happen between two perfect people as much as we would wish.
- Hillary Clinton

5.
Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.
- Hillary Clinton

6.
Dynamism is a function of change.
- Hillary Clinton

7.
Egypt has been a partner of the United States over the last 30 years, has been instrumental in keeping the peace in the Middle East between Egypt and Israel, which is a critical accomplishment that has meant so much to so many people.
- Hillary Clinton

8.
Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I'm in. So I'm no expert on it.
- Hillary Clinton

9.
Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.
- Hillary Clinton

10.
Freedom means the right of people to assemble, organize, and debate openly.
- Hillary Clinton

11.
Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys, when I was a tomboy, was a great way to learn about winning and losing, and most girls didn't have that experience.
- Hillary Clinton

12.
Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.
- Hillary Clinton

13.
I always supported the women I worked with having time off to go to parent-teacher conferences and doctors' appointments or bringing their infants into the office.
- Hillary Clinton

14.
I am neither frustrated nor planning anything other than being the best Secretary of State I could be.
- Hillary Clinton

15.
I am shocked at how much time I spend in the White House. I mean, you know, for people on the outside, the idea of going to the White House for a meeting must seem like the most important, serious, even glamorous kind of thing to do.
- Hillary Clinton

16.
I am someone who hopes for the best and prepares for the worst.
- Hillary Clinton

17.
I believe in delegating power.
- Hillary Clinton

18.
I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.
- Hillary Clinton

19.
I don't think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me.
- Hillary Clinton

20.
I don't think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard.
- Hillary Clinton

21.
I feel like I have had the most amazing life in my public service.
- Hillary Clinton

22.
I feel very lucky because of my parents and then my education, the opportunities that I've had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others.
- Hillary Clinton

23.
I fought all my life for women to make their own choices, in their personal and professional lives. I made mine.
- Hillary Clinton

24.
I have not supported same-sex marriage. I have supported civil partnerships and contractual relationships.
- Hillary Clinton

25.
I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done.
- Hillary Clinton

26.
I mean, honestly, we have to be clear that the life for many Afghan women is not that much different than it was a hundred years ago, 200 years ago. The country has lived with so much violence and conflict that many people, men and women, just want it to be over.
- Hillary Clinton

27.
I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.
- Hillary Clinton

28.
I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction.
- Hillary Clinton

29.
I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism, not being able to see one's face, not being able to have some sense of communication in that way, is for many societies a challenge.
- Hillary Clinton

30.
I try to read for pleasure whenever I can - it's a great way just to shut it off for a while so your brain doesn't get fried.
- Hillary Clinton

31.
I want to teach. I want to speak. I want to travel.
- Hillary Clinton

32.
I was in civil society long before I was ever in politics or my husband was ever even elected president.
- Hillary Clinton

33.
I'm one of these very focused people when it comes to day-to-day work, and I'm trying not to think about what comes next so that I can stay very focused on what I'm doing now.
- Hillary Clinton

34.
I'm one of those people who thinks that changing one's hair is the only part of the body that you can change at will.
- Hillary Clinton

35.
I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.
- Hillary Clinton

36.
I've had extraordinary good luck with my health, other than a broken elbow.
- Hillary Clinton

37.
I, for one, respect those who believe with all their hearts and conscience that there are no circumstances under which any abortion should ever be available.
- Hillary Clinton

38.
If a country doesn't recognize minority rights and human rights, including women's rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible.
- Hillary Clinton

39.
If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.
- Hillary Clinton

40.
In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
- Hillary Clinton

41.
In every country today, there is politics. It may be authoritarian politics, but there is politics.
- Hillary Clinton

42.
In my family, we were Americans, we were Republicans and we were Methodists.
- Hillary Clinton

43.
In nearly every religion I am aware of, there is a variation of the golden rule. And even for the non-religious, it is a tenet of people who believe in humanistic principles.
- Hillary Clinton

44.
In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.
- Hillary Clinton

45.
In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.
- Hillary Clinton

46.
It is a fact that around the world the elites of every country are making money.
- Hillary Clinton

47.
It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.
- Hillary Clinton

48.
It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children's and grandchildren's fates, are decided.
- Hillary Clinton

49.
Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.
- Hillary Clinton

50.
Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.
- Hillary Clinton

51.
My two secrets to staying healthy: wash your hands all the time. And, if you can't, use Purell or one of the sanitizers. And the other is hot peppers. I eat a lot of hot peppers. I for some reason started doing that in 1992, and I swear by it.
- Hillary Clinton

52.
My wish for the new millennium is for all children... to grow up wiser, and stronger and more prosperous for the future than ever before.
- Hillary Clinton

53.
No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.
- Hillary Clinton

54.
No nation can meet the world's challenges alone.
- Hillary Clinton

55.
Now I know that Wal-Mart's policies do not reflect the best way of doing business and the values that I think are important in America.
- Hillary Clinton

56.
Now, I know there are many Americans who say, 'Get out of Afghanistan. Bring 'em all home.' And there are others who say, 'Put in hundreds of thousands of more.'
- Hillary Clinton

57.
Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.
- Hillary Clinton

58.
On some campuses, change is effected through nonviolent or even violent means.
- Hillary Clinton

59.
One of my goals upon becoming Secretary of State was to take diplomacy out of capitals, out of government offices, into the media, into the streets of countries.
- Hillary Clinton

60.
Sometimes overturning brutal regimes takes time and costs lives. I wish it weren't so. I really, really do.
- Hillary Clinton

61.
The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.
- Hillary Clinton

62.
The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
- Hillary Clinton

63.
The first lesson I've learned is that no matter what you do in your life, you have to figure out your own internal rhythms - I mean, what works for you doesn't necessarily work for your friend.
- Hillary Clinton

64.
The need for peace in Northern Ireland goes well beyond political stability. It now speaks to regional Europe and even global stability.
- Hillary Clinton

65.
The nuclear arsenal that Pakistan has, I believe is secure. I think the government and the military have taken adequate steps to protect that.
- Hillary Clinton

66.
The truth is that sometimes it is hard even for me to recognize the Hillary Clinton that other people see.
- Hillary Clinton

67.
The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems.
- Hillary Clinton

68.
The worst thing that can happen in a democracy - as well as in an individual's life - is to become cynical about the future and lose hope.
- Hillary Clinton

69.
There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.
- Hillary Clinton

70.
There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out.
- Hillary Clinton

71.
There is no doubt that America remains the premier political, economic, military power in the world, and I both expect and count on it remaining so, because I think that's certainly in our best interest but also the best interests of the world.
- Hillary Clinton

72.
This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath.
- Hillary Clinton

73.
We can't go to people who have lost their job at GM and say, 'Oh, by the way, we are going to pay money to build a road here or inoculate children there,' unless we can demonstrate that it is in America's interest. I happen to think it is.
- Hillary Clinton

74.
We don't have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job, which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way.
- Hillary Clinton

75.
We have a close, unshakable bond between the United States and Israel, and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world, and we are both committed to a two-state solution. But that doesn't mean that we're going to agree.
- Hillary Clinton

76.
We know in New York we have several million at any one time who are in New York illegally.
- Hillary Clinton

77.
We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
- Hillary Clinton

78.
Wealthy women have rights in every country. And poor women don't.
- Hillary Clinton

79.
Well I think in a marriage you have to be honest and ask yourself, you know, what is my role? What is my responsibility?
- Hillary Clinton

80.
Well, I think, by definition, all power has limits.
- Hillary Clinton

81.
Whether a woman's running for office or she's supporting her husband who's running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat, there's just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena.
- Hillary Clinton

82.
Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.
- Hillary Clinton

83.
You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.
- Hillary Clinton

84.
You don't walk away if you love someone. You help the person.
- Hillary Clinton

85.
You feel sometimes when you hear analysts and knowledgeable people talking about Iran that they fear so much about the survival of the regime, because deep down it's not a legitimate regime, it doesn't represent the will of the people, it's kind of morphed into kind of a military theocracy.
- Hillary Clinton

86.
You know, people make a lot of money talking about me, don't they?
- Hillary Clinton

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