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Being seventy is not a sin.
– Golda Meir
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.
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.
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.
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.
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.
As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
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.
Don’t be humble… you’re not that great.
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
We don’t thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.
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.
Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.
Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.
A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
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.
We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon – no alternative.
It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don’t want victories anymore.
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!
To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be.
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.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.
To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.