Golda Meir Quotes

Most popular Golda Meir Quotes

Don't be humble... you're not that great.
— Golda Meir

egotism

Don't be so humble—you are not that great.
— Golda Meir

witty insults

You can not shake hand with clenched fist.
— Golda Meir
You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
— Golda Meir

peace

Don't be so humble - you are not that great.
— Golda Meir

humility witty

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
— Golda Meir

time management time

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
— Golda Meir

women equality

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
— Golda Meir
We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon — no alternative.
— Golda Meir

Israel

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

old age

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
— Golda Meir
I was never so naïve or foolish to think that if you merely believe in something it happens.  You must struggle for it.

struggle

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.
— Golda Meir

Israel

At work, you think of the children you've left at home.  At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished.  Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself: your heart is rent.

motherhood

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.
— Golda Meir
We only want that which is given naturally, to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, only of our fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others.
— Golda Meir

freedom