Golda Meir quotes

Famous quotes by the fourth Prime Minister of Israel

Certain women in history completely turned the tables and made us forget that there exists anything like gender-specific roles. Golda Meir was one of them. In an environment where men ruled, made decisions, and were prominent on all high posts, Golda Meir took the pen in her hands and reserved a seat in the parliament of Israel. Golda Meir quotes define her journey, wise decisions, motivation for those looking for a ray of hope in dark clouds of despair, and her mentorship through words and events.

Golda Meir was born on May 3, 1898, in Kyiv, Ukraine. She then migrated to the US and completed her education in the US. After she emigrated to Israel, then Palestine, she served Israel as the Labor and Foreign minister of Israel. She became the first prime minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, because of her exceptional abilities. In politics, she was the “Iron Lady” and also “the best man in the government” according to David Ben-Gurion. It wasn’t usual for her to be at this stage in a male dominating society, but her will and capabilities lifted her to this level.

Golda Meir quotes are for you who are looking for strong independent individuals, who are courageous enough to not get scared by anything while chasing their dreams. It is for those who are strong-willed and enthusiastic enough to pave their own path.

Famous quotes and sayings by Golda Meir

  • 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.

  • There will be peace in the Middle East only when the Arabs love their children more than they hate Israel.

  • Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom.

  • To be successful, a woman has to be better at her job than a man.

  • As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.

  • One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

  • Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard there's nothing you can do.

  • You can't improve on saying nothing.

  • We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon-no alternative.

  • You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.

  • We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.

  • I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.

  • Those that perished in Hitler's gas chambers were the last Jews to die without standing up to defend themselves.

  • Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.

  • I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.

  • I prefer to stay alive and be criticized than be sympathized.

  • I don’t know why you use a fancy French word like détente when there’s a good English phrase for it — cold war.

  • This world of ours was not created to be the testing ground for the perfection of weapons to wipe us out .

  • You can get used to anything if you have to, even feeling perpetually guilty.

  • It is always much easier, I have discovered, to make people cry or gasp than to make them think.

  • Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.