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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 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 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 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Don't become cynical. Don't give up hope. Don't believe that everything is judged only by expediency. There is idealism in this world. There is human brotherhood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

I have always felt sorry for people afraid of feeling, of sentimentality, who are unable to weep with their whole heart. Because those who do not know how to weep do not know how to laugh either.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

We don't want wars even when we win.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

One of the first sights that shocked me, when I came to Israel in 1921, was an Arab turning over a field with a very primitive plow; pulling the plow were an ox and a woman. Now, if it means that we have destroyed this romantic picture by bringing in tractors, combines, and threshing machines, this is true: we have.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

We will not forgive you for making us kill your sons.

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 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

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

It isn't really important to decide when you are very young just exactly what you want to become when you grow up. It is much more important to decide on the way you want to live. If you are going to be honest with yourself and honest with your friends, if you are going to get involved in causes which are good for others, not only for yourselves, then it seems to me that that is sufficient, and maybe what you will be is only a matter of chance.

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 13 Sep

Golda Meir

I'm a slave to this leaf in a diary that lists what I must do, what I must say, every half hour.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

This country exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy.

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 19 Sep

Golda Meir

There is no Zionism except the rescue of Jews.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

It is not only a matter, I believe, of religious observance and practice. To me, being Jewish means and has always meant being proud to be part of a people that has maintained its distinct identity for more than 2,000 years, with all the pain and torment that has been inflicted upon it.

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

Israel itself is the strongest guarantee against another Holocaust.

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 13 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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

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 14 Sep

Golda Meir

It isnt enough to believe in something; you have to have the stamina to meet obstacles and overcome them, to struggle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals.

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

Any one who speaks in favor of bringing the Arab refugees back must also say how he expects to take the responsibility for it, if he is interested in the state of Israel. It is better that things are stated clearly and plainly: We shall not let this happen.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

The world hates a Jew who hits back. The world loves us only when we are to be pitied.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

The dog that trots about finds a bone.

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

We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.

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

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

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 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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.

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 15 Sep

Golda Meir

We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Golda Meir

How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Golda Meir

I want to say to you, friends, that the Jewish community in Palestine is going to fight to the very end. If we have arms to fight with, we will fight with those, and if not, we will fight with stones in our hands.

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

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

There is only one thing I hope to see before I die, and that is that my people should not need expressions of sympathy anymore.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Golda Meir

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

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?