327 Powerful & Uplifting Hillary Clinton Quotes To Inspire You
Former First Lady, Political Leader
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Although Hillary Clinton lost the US presidential election, but the former first lady's quotes, thoughts and observations endure the test of time. During her successful political career, she has always shared her views and thoughts on subjects she felt for. We have compiled our favourite Hillary Clinton quotes from her speeches, books, writings, interviews etc. She has always shared her views and spoken on sujects such as feminism, women's rights, education, foreign policy, democracy, White House, health, human rights etc. Here are some memorable words and lines from the woman who stood a very real chance of becoming the first female the President of the United States of America.
My father was a small-businessman, and if he didn't get up and go to work, there would be no business. And I will repeat today what I have said throughout this campaign. I will not raise taxes on the middle class. I will give you tax relief to help ease these burdens. When I became secretary of state, I felt one of my primary jobs was building relationships around the world. When I negotiated the ceasefire in Gaza with President Morsi, he was, you know, very involved. I respect the Congress's oversight responsibility. You know, one of the things my husband says when people say 'Well, what did you bring to Washington,' he said, 'Well, I brought arithmetic.' The people of New York took a big chance on me. And I'm well aware of that. I never thought I would end up being the Senator from New York. Democracies have to be careful that they do not become so process-driven. I don't think that strategically it is smart to begin cutting your options when the other side does not move at all. You know no one will ever accuse me as having the same policies as George W. Bush. What I found when I became Secretary of State was a lot of doubts and a lot of concerns and fears from friends, allies, around the world. When you're the presidential nominee you get to pick whomever you choose to be on the ticket, and that person gets to say yes or no because, obviously, it's a very important decision. I certainly don't read coverage of me, I read what else is going on that I need to know about to do my job. When an army unit returns from service in Iraq or Afghanistan, it barely gets a breather before it begins training for its next deployment. The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy. I believe America thrives when the middle class thrives. I had a family that supported me. I wish I had some stock in a scrunchie company. Struggles do not end when countries attempt the transition to democracy. I believe that eventually, one of the next big issues that will have to be addressed globally is the role of state-owned enterprises. Because there is a disadvantage that's built in. My overall goal is to level the playing field for American businesses. I'm somebody who gets up every day and says, 'What am I going to do today, and how am I going to do it?' I think it moves me toward some outcome I'm hoping for and also has some, you know, some joy attached to it. I really get up every day and try to deal with the problems that are in front of me, and I don't really worry about history. That will work itself out over time. Americans deserve to feel secure in their own lives, in their own middle-class aspirations, before you go to them and say, 'We're going to have to enforce navigable sea lanes in the South China Sea.' George W. Bush is very popular in Sub-Saharan Africa. Why? Because of PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief. The most important questions for anybody thinking of running for president are not 'Will you run and can you win?' There is, 'What is your vision for America? And can you lead us there?' Remember, the IDF, the Israeli Defense Forces, have a working relationship with the Palestinian Authority security forces, which have been incredibly professional. When I chose to leave a career as a young lawyer in Washington to move to Arkansas to marry Bill and start a family, my friends asked, 'Are you out of your mind?' I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company, as so many people who leave public life do. My favorite short stories are by Alice Munro, especially her collections 'Carried Away' and 'Runaway.' I've been in the hospital once when I had my daughter, and, oh, when I broke my elbow, but other than that, I've been very fortunate. I don't think I've read any of the books that have been written about me. Several people have told me that one of the most meaningful events they could attend would be something at the White House with their children. Sometimes, in public life, people ask inappropriate, off-the-wall kinds of questions, don't they? Well, human security is a concept that I am very committed to enshrining in American foreign policy. I wish I were taller and thinner but the hair you can do something about. Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I'm in. So I'm no expert on it. Well, I think both Russia and China have a very strong aversion to interference in internal affairs. I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. I believe in delegating power. I drink tons of water. Just as much water as I can possibly drink. I don't think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard. I've been really at the highest levels of American political life. I'm one of these very focused people when it comes to day-to-day work, and I'm trying not to think about what comes next so that I can stay very focused on what I'm doing now. In my family, we were Americans, we were Republicans and we were Methodists. It should never be a crime to be gay. We know in New York we have several million at any one time who are in New York illegally. On some campuses, change is effected through nonviolent or even violent means. I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position. Countries that will not tax their elite who expect us to come in and help them serve their people are just not going to get the kind of help from us that historically they may have. In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should. Well, I will be a president for Democrats, Republicans and independents, for the struggling, the striving, the successful, for all those who vote for me and for those who don't. For all Americans together. But I can tell you another engine for growth and job creation would be comprehensive immigration reform. I am repeating the facts and the facts are I did not send nor did I receive material marked classified. I don't think it's at all weakening of the system if people with the same last name put themselves forward to the electorate, when their experiences, their character, and in my case, gender, may be different. I've often thought that the gauntlet of American politics is more individualistic, more expensive, more unpredictable than in many other democracies. There is no part of the world that is irrelevant to the United States anymore. When it comes to the Middle East, this is always a very difficult issue for any American president. I would be delighted if the United States could have a positive relationship with Russia, and I would be thrilled if the Russian people, who are so capable, had a normal country that they could chart a different future. Everybody feels they have been trespassed upon, and nearly everybody has trespassed on somebody else, maybe not intentionally. Hamas, we know, embeds missiles, embeds command-and-control units in civilian areas. When you have armed militants, aided and abetted by a major country like Russia, able to use surface-to-air missiles to bring down a commercial airline, that is a form of terrorism. I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women. Sometimes overturning brutal regimes takes time and costs lives. I wish it weren't so. I really, really do. I think I'm very hardheaded. You're not a leader if you haven't been elected. 'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in. The Russians and the Chinese have been absolutely clear they don't want to see Iran with a nuclear weapon. I've never understood multi-party democracy. It's hard enough with two parties. The nuclear arsenal that Pakistan has, I believe is secure. I think the government and the military have taken adequate steps to protect that. I meet with people all day long. I won the youth vote in Massachusetts and in California. I did very well with it in Ohio. There is a hunger for the United States to be present again. Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom. I had a personal email when I was in the Senate, as the vast majority of senators do. It was very convenient. I did all of my business on personal emails. Remember, before they called it Obamacare, they called it Hillarycare. One of the great things about my mother is she really valued people's character more than what they did. Hard men present hard choices - none more so than Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia. I have been working or attending school full time since I was 13. When you're down on yourself, and when you are hunkering down and pulling back, you're not going to make any better decisions than when you were aggressively, belligerently putting yourself forward. I never thought that the long haired, bearded guy I married in law school would end up being President. I have to defend my husband. A psychologist once told me that for a boy being in the middle of a conflict between two women is the worst possible situation. There's always a desire to please each one. I was in civil society long before I was ever in politics or my husband was ever even elected president. There is no formula that I'm aware of for being a successful or fulfilled woman today. When I was growing up, my parents always told me that I had to do what I thought was right and not listen to other people. That was hard for me. I mean, I'm a big believer in talking to people when you can and trying to solve problems when you can. It is very clear that the people in Afghanistan do not want the Taliban back. A nuclear-weapons armed Iran is not in anyone's human-rights interests. That is a direct threat to the lives and the livelihoods and the stability not only of the region but beyond. I always supported the women I worked with having time off to go to parent-teacher conferences and doctors' appointments or bringing their infants into the office. Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality. You can't just give a speech and expect people to fall down and agree with you. We have to knock down the barriers erected by greed, special interests, powerful forces. If you can't compete fairly, honestly, effectively, no government should intervene. Now, some governments do. They prop up failing industries. If you get so unequal that people believe they don't have a chance, that the field isn't level for them and their children, that puts democracy at risk.
I've never understood the division between so-called realists and so-called idealists.
It's true that America can't solve every problem, but I don't know of any major problem in the world that can be solved without us.
I think that if you live long enough, you realize that so much of what happens in life is out of your control, but how you respond to it is in your control. That's what I try to remember.
I think it's fair to say that diplomacy today requires much more of that if you're the United States of America than it did 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago.
There are some people in politics and in the press who can't be confused by the facts. They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that's regrettable. You don't make peace with your friends. That's the bottom line. You end conflicts by trying to find some political resolution.