Quotes by Golda Meir

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To be successful, a woman has to be better at her job than a man.

Whether women are better than men I cannot say, but I can say they are certainly no worse.
Don't be humble, you're not that great.
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.
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.
We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
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.
A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
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.
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!
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.
Old age is like flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
For me party discipline is a sacred matter, not just lust for power as some people claim ….
I was never so naïve or foolish as to think that if you merely believe in something it happens. You must struggle for it.
… old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do. You can’t stop the plane, you can’t stop the storm, you can’t stop time. So one might as well accept it calmly, wisely.

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