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“If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“In the bible it says you have to forgive seventy times seven. I want you all to know, I'm keeping a chart.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls.

It is a violation of human rights when women and girls are sold into the slavery of prostitution.

It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline, set on fire and burned to death because their marriage dowries are deemed too small.

It is a violation of human rights when individual women are raped in their own communities and when thousands of women are subjected to rape as a tactic or prize of war.

It is a violation of human rights when a leading cause of death worldwide among women ages 14 to 44 is the violence they are subjected to in their own homes.

It is a violation of human rights when young girls are brutalized by the painful and degrading practice of genital mutilation.

It is a violation of human rights when women are denied the right to plan their own families, and that includes being forced to have abortions or being sterilized against their will.

If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, it is that human rights are women's rights - and women's rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely - and the right to be heard.

[From 'Women's Rights Are Human Rights' Speech Beijing, China: 5 September 1995]”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Every child needs a champion.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
“We are, all of us, exploring a world none of us understands...searching for a more immediate, ecstatic, and penetrating mode of living...for the integrity, the courage to be whole, living in relation to one another in the full poetry of existence. The struggle for an integrated life existing in an atmosphere of communal trust and respect is one with desperately important political and social consequences...Fear is always with us, but we just don't have time for it.
-Commencement Speech, Wellesley 1969”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right. ”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Too many women
in too many countries
speak the same language,
of silence...”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
“I also learned that a person was not necessarily bad just because you did not agree with him, and that if you believed in something, you had better be prepared to defend it.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“It took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush, it may take another Clinton to clean up after the second one”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Civiliser La Démocratie
“We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. that is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us
“Life is too short to dwell on what might have been.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“when you stumble, keep faith. And when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Home is a child's first and most important classroom.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us
“Don't confuse having a career with having a life.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
“Fail to plan, plan to fail.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
“I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Like it or not, women are always subject to criticism if they show too much feeling in public.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
“Gay people are born into, and belong to, every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Although we were not able to shatter that highest and hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you it has 18 million cracks in it, and the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time, and we are going to keep working to make it so, today keep with me and stand for me, we still have so much to do together, we made history, and lets make some more.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities. ”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“In this world and the world of tomorrow, we must go forward together or not at all.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
“Faith is like stepping off a cliff and expecting one of two outcomes- you will either land on solid ground or you will be taught to fly.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
“One thing we know for sure is that change is certain. Progress is not. Progress depends on the choices we make today for tomorrow and on whether we meet our challenges and protect our values.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
“What did you do with the time and talents i gave you? God's question...”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
“They [parents] can resist the impulse to "prove" their love by showering children with things they do not need and give them precisous time and attention instead.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us
“Everything that happens in America happens in New York.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton

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