Golda Meir Quotes (40 quotations)

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1. Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short. - Golda Meir

2. 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

3. Arab sovereignty in Jerusalem just cannot be. This city will not be divided-not half and half, not 60-40, not 75-25, nothing. - Golda Meir

4. As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing. - Golda Meir

5. Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself. - Golda Meir

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

7. Don't be so humble - you are not that great. - Golda Meir

8. Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom. - Golda Meir

9. Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys. But to move an audience in such a role, to hear in the applause that unmistakable note which breaks through good theatre manners and comes from the heart, is to feel that you have won through to life itself. Such pleasure does not vanish with the fall of the curtain, but becomes part of one's own life. - Golda Meir

10. 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

11. 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

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

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

14. It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore. - Golda Meir

15. 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. - Golda Meir

16. 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! - Golda Meir

17. 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. - Golda Meir

18. Moses dragged us for 40 years through the desert to bring us to the one place in the Middle East where there was no oil. - Golda Meir

19. My delegation cannot refrain from speaking on this question-we who have such an intimate knowledge of boxcars and of deportations to unknown destinations that we cannot be silent. - Golda Meir

20. Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old! - Golda Meir

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

22. One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. - Golda Meir

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

24. The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight. - Golda Meir

25. The man of the Cross, who heads the church whose symbol is the Cross, under which Jews were killed for generations. I could not escape the feeling. It stuck with me. And he felt it-that a Jewess was sitting opposite him. - Golda Meir

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