Hillary Clinton quotes
born October 26, 1947; First Lady of
the United States from 1993 to 2001
The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those
challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to
change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices…. Government has
to make those choices for people.
Hillary Clinton, to Dennis Hastert on her health care plan
It took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush, it may take another Clinton to clean up
after the second one.
Fail to plan, plan to fail.
We are and have always been a nation of opportunity - a nation that believes in giving
everyone a chance to make the most of their own lives. And of course we believe in
responsibility. But when families are struggling, when they don't have the basic necessities
that allow them to see these opportunities, we don't leave them to fend for themselves.
If I didn't kick his ass every day, he wouldn't be worth anything.
Hillary Clinton, on Bill Clinton
What did you do with the time and talents i gave you? God's question.
We are all committed to the launching of proximity talks between the Israelis and
One of my goals upon becoming Secretary of State was to take diplomacy out of capitals,
out of government offices, into the media, into the streets of countries.
And Israel is not only our ally; it is a beacon of what democracy can and should mean… If
people of the Middle East are not sure what democracy means, let them look to Israel.
In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70
times 7. Well, I want you all to know that I'm keeping a chart.
I see an America where we stand up to the oil companies and the oil-producing countries,
where we do launch a clean-energy revolution and finally confront our climate crisis. I am well
aware that we cannot be serious about our energy policy and our security, our environment,
and our economy until the two oil men leave the White House. But when they do, we will be
If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.
My husband is not the secretary of state, I am.
I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to
do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.
We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor,
send the First Lady.
Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. When you stumble,
keep faith. When you're knocked down, get right back up. And never listen to anyone who
says you can't or shouldn't go on.
We have a lot of kids who don't know what works means. They think work is a four-letter
I have absolutely no interest in running for president again.
Hillary Clinton, 14th Oct. 2009
Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their
fathers, their sons in combat. Women often have to flee from the only homes they have ever
known. Women are often the refugees from conflict and sometimes, more frequently in today’s
warfare, victims. Women are often left with the responsibility, alone, of raising the children.
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.
I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this
administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans
and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.
One more pantsuit joke and Letterman disappears.
You know, there's a great saying in Texas - you've all heard it - all hat and no cattle. Well,
after seven years of George Bush, we need a lot less hat and a lot more cattle.
Freedom is never granted. It is earned by each generation... in the face of tyranny, cruelty,
oppression, extremism, sometimes there is only one choice. When the world looks to America,
America looks to you, and you never let her down.