Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman and politician and the fourth elected Prime Minister of Israel. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. The world’s fourth and Israel’s first and only woman to hold such an office, she has been described as the “Iron Lady” of Israeli politics. She was often portrayed as the “strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people”.
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.
Don't Be Humble... You're Not That Great.
Old Age Is Like A Plane Flying Through A Storm. Once You're Aboard, There's Nothing You Can Do.
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.
We Have Always Said That In Our War With The Arabs We Had A Secret Weapon - No Alternative.
One Cannot And Must Not Try To Erase The Past Merely Because It Does Not Fit The Present.
Ability Hits The Mark Where Presumption Overshoots And Diffidence Falls Short.
Let Me Tell You Something That We Israelis Have Against Moses. He Took Us 40 Years Through The Desert In Order To Bring Us To The One Spot In The Middle East That Has No Oil!
Whether Women Are Better Than Men I Cannot Say - But I Can Say They Are Certainly No Worse.
It Is True We Have Won All Our Wars, But We Have Paid For Them. We Don't Want Victories Anymore.
Pessimism Is A Luxury That A Jew Can Never Allow Himself.
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.
Glorious Bouquets And Storms Of Applause Are The Trimmings Which Every Artist Naturally Enjoys.
There Can Be No Doubt That The Average Man Blames Much More Than He Praises. His Instinct Is To Blame. If He Is Satisfied He Says Nothing; If He Is Not, He Most Illogically Kicks Up A Row.
To Be Successful, A Woman Has To Be Much Better At Her Job Than A Man.
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.
I Never Did Anything Alone. Whatever Was Accomplished In This Country Was Accomplished Collectively.
The Soviet Government Is The Most Realistic Regime In The World - No Ideals.
Women's Liberation Is Just A Lot Of Foolishness. It's Men Who Are Discriminated Against. They Can't Bear Children. And No One Is Likely To Do Anything About That.
As President Nixon Says, Presidents Can Do Almost Anything, And President Nixon Has Done Many Things That Nobody Would Have Thought Of Doing.
We Don't Thrive On Military Acts. We Do Them Because We Have To, And Thank God We Are Efficient.
A Leader Who Doesn't Hesitate Before He Sends His Nation Into Battle Is Not Fit To Be A Leader.
The Public History Of Modern Art Is The Story Of Conventional People Not Knowing What They Are Dealing With.
Authority Poisons Everybody Who Takes Authority On Himself.
Being Seventy Is Not A Sin.
We Jews Have A Secret Weapon In Our Struggle With The Arabs; We Have No Place To Go.
Fashion Is An Imposition, A Reign On Freedom.
It's No Accident Many Accuse Me Of Conducting Public Affairs With My Heart Instead Of My Head. Well, What If I Do? Those Who Don't Know How To Weep With Their Whole Heart Don't Know How To Laugh Either.
I Don't Know Why You Use A Fancy French Word Like Detente When There's A Good English Phrase For It - Cold War.
Even Paranoids Have Real Enemies.
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.
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.
To Be Or Not To Be Is Not A Question Of Compromise. Either You Be Or You Don't Be.
The Dog That Trots About Finds A Bone.
We Do Not Rejoice In Victories. We Rejoice When A New Kind Of Cotton Is Grown And When Strawberries Bloom In Israel.
You'll Never Find A Better Sparring Partner Than Adversity.
I Must Govern The Clock, Not Be Governed By It.
Those Who Don't Know How To Weep With Their Whole Heart, Don't Know How To Laugh Either.
The Egyptians Could Run To Egypt, The Syrians Into Syria. The Only Place We Could Run Was Into The Sea, And Before We Did That We Might As Well Fight.