Golda Meir Quotes
A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
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.
As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
Being seventy is not a sin.
Don't be humble... you're not that great.
Even paranoids have real enemies.
Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.
Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys.
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.
I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war.
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.
It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore.
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.
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!
Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
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.
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
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May 3, 1898
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