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“Don't be so humble - you are not that great.”
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“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”
Golda Meir, My Life
“Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either”
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“When peace comes we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons. Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”
Golda Meir, A Land of Our Own: An Oral Autobiography
“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
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“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. ”
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“Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!”
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“To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.”
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“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.”
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“Whether women are better than men I cannot say ... but i can say they are certainly no worse.”
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“There's no difference between one's killing
and making decisions that will send others to kill.
It's exactly the same thing, or even worse.”
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“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard there's nothing you can do.”
Golda Meir, As good as Golda;: The warmth and wisdom of Israel's Prime Minister
“It isn't really important to decide when you are very young just exactly what you want to become when you grow up. It is much more important to decide on the way you want to live. If you are going to be honest with yourself and honest with your friends, if you are going to get involved in causes which are good for others, not only for yourselves, then it seems to me that that is sufficient, and maybe what you will be is only a matter of chance.”
Golda Meir
“Don’t be so humble, you’re not that great.”
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“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.”
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“A story once went the rounds of Israel to the effect that Ben-Gurion described me as 'the only man' in his cabinet. What amused me about is that he (or whoever invented the story) thought that this was the greatest compliment that could be paid to a woman. I very much doubt that any man would have been flattered if I had said about him that he was the only woman in the government!”
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“My dear, old age is like an airplane flying in a storm. Once you're in it there's nothing you can do. You can't stop a plane, you can't stop a storm, you can't stop time. So you might as well take it easy, with wisdom.”
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“Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom.”
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“I'm sure that someday children in schools will study the history of the men [sic] who made war as you study an absurdity. They'll be shocked, just as today we're shocked with cannibalism.”
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“Don't be humble. Your not that great. ”
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“There is no Zionism except the rescue of Jews.”
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“It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them.”
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“The dog that trots about finds a bone. ”
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“ولقد تعلمت في تلك الأيام درسا هاما غير سياسي، وهو أن الأمور لا تحدث فجأة، وأنه لا يكفي أن يؤمن المرء بشيء ما وإنما يجب أن يكون لديه الجلد على مواجهة العقبات والكفاح من أجل قهرها.”
Golda Meir, My Life
“ولأول مرة منذ كنت طفلة تفزعني أصوات حوافر خيول القوقاز في روسيا، أدركت في إيفيان أنه لا يكفي للضعيف أن يعرض عدالة قضيته فقط.
وهكذا فإنه إذا كان على كل أمة أن تجيب على السؤال الأزلي "نكون ولا نكون" كل بطريقتها، فإن اليهود لم يكونوا – ولا يجب أن يكونوا – في حاجة إلى تصريح من أحد بالبقاء.”
Golda Meir, My Life
“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
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“A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.”
Golda Meir
“Don't be so humble, you're not that great”
Golda Meir, As good as Golda;: The warmth and wisdom of Israel's Prime Minister
“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
“Don't be so humble, you are not that great.”
Golda Meir

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