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By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

A story once went the rounds of Israel to the effect that Ben-Gurion described me as 'the only man' in his cabinet. What amused me about is that he (or whoever invented the story) thought that this was the greatest compliment that could be paid to a woman. I very much doubt that any man would have been flattered if I had said about him that he was the only woman in the government!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Every civilization finds it necessary to negotiate compromises with its own values.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

The deserts of the Middle East are in need of water, not bombers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

At work, you think of the children you have 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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Golda Meir

There is no Zionism except the rescue of Jews.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Can we today measure devotion to husband and children by our indifference to everything else?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

America is a great country. It has many shortcomings, many social inequalities, and it's tragic that the problem of the blacks wasn't solved fifty or even a hundred years ago, but it's still a great country, a country full of opportunities, of freedom! Does it seem nothing to you to be able to say what you like, even against the government, the Establishment?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

I'm sure that someday children in schools will study the history of the men who made war as you study an absurdity. They'll be shocked, just as today we're shocked with cannibalism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

We can forgive [the Arabs] for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with [the Arabs] when they love their children more than they hate us...

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Israel itself is the strongest guarantee against another Holocaust.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

If we have to have a choice between being dead and pitied, and being alive with a bad image, we'd rather be alive and have the bad image.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

By the way, did you ever realize that if Moses would have turned right instead of left, we'd have had the oil, the Arabs would have had the sand?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

We can forgive you for killing our children, but we can never forgive you for making us kill your children.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Being seventy is not a sin. It's not a joy, either.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

the modern woman asks herself: Is there something wrong with me if my children don't fill up my life?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

We say peace and the echo comes back from the other side, war. We dont want wars even when we win.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

From Russia I didn't bring out a single happy memory, only sad, tragic ones. The nightmare of pogroms, the brutality of Cossacks charging young Socialists, fear, shrieks of terror.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Don't be humble... you're not that great.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

It is a dreadful thing to see the dead city. Next to the port I found children, women, the old, waiting for a way to leave. I entered the houses, there were houses where the coffee and pita bread were left on the table, and I could not avoid [thinking] that this, indeed, had been the picture in many Jewish towns [i.e., in Europe, during World War II].

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Anybody who believes in something without reservation believes that this thing is right and should be, has the stamina to meet obstacles and overcome them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

My dear, old age is like an airplane flying in a storm. Once you're in it there's nothing you can do. You can't stop a plane, you can't stop a storm, you can't stop time. So you might as well take it easy, with wisdom.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

If only political leaders would allow themselves to feel, as well as to think, the world might be a happier place.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

Show me a sensible person who likes himself or herself! I know myself too well to like what I see. I know but too well that I'm not what I'd like to be.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

The only way to eliminate war is to love our children more than we hate our enemies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

Zionism and pessimism are not compatible.