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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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“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
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“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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“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
“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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“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.”
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“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.”
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“Don’t be so humble, you’re not that great.”
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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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“The dog that trots about finds a bone. ”
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“It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them.”
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“There is no Zionism except the rescue of Jews.”
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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
“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
“ولعله مما يدعو إلى المرارة أن أكتب عن إلياهو الآن. في عالم آثر أن يضفي رونقا على الإرهاب العربي، وأن يدخل إلى هيئة الأمم رجلا مثل ياسر عرفات، الذي لا يملك فكرة بناءة واحدة أو تصرفا يحسب لصالحه، والذي – بصراحة وبوضوح – ليس إلا مجرما عتيدا يرأس حركة كرست نفسها فقط لتدمير دولة إسرائيل. وإنه لإيمان عميق لدي – بل عزاء – أن بذور فشل الإرهاب العربي تكمن في مفهوم الإرهاب نفسه.”
Golda Meir, My Life
“كان الملك عبد الله صغير الجسم، رابط الجأش، ذا سحر أخاذ. وبعد تناول القهوة، دخل إلى لب الموضوع مباشرة. فهو لن ينضم إلى أي هجوم عربي ضدنا، وسيبقى كما – كما قال – صديقا لنا، وهو يريد السلام مثلنا، ثم إن عدونا كان واحدا وهو الحاج أمين الحسيني مفتي القدس. ولم يكتف بذلك، بل اقترح أن نلتقي ثانية بعد أن تنتهي الأمم المتحدة من التصويت.”
Golda Meir, My Life
“ودخلت إلى قاعة الاجتماعات فوجدت ستين قائدا إفريقيا حول مائدة الاجتماع، وقدمني إلهم بادمور، وما هي إلا لحظة حتى وقف مندوب الجزائر ووجه السؤال إلي مباشرة لماذا يأتيني السلاح من فرنسا وهي الدولة الوحيدة التي تحارب بشراسة في بلده وضد إخوانه الإفريقيين. وبهدوء أشعلت سيجارتي وقلت للجميع أني مضطرة إلى حماية بلدي من جيراني الذين يأتيهم السلاح من الاتحاد السوفييتي وأن البلد الوحيد المستعد لبيع السلاح لي مقابل المال هو فرنسا. وقلت لهم أنه لو كان ديجول هو الشيطان نفسه لمددت إليه يدي لشراء السلاح، فهل كنتم تفعلون مثلي لو كنتم في مكاني؟ وسمعت آهات الارتياح... فقد عرف الإفريقيون أنني لا أكذب عليهم، وانهالت أسئلتهم عليّ عن إسرائيل.”
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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