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Golda Meir
May 3, 1898 - December 8, 1978
Nationality: Israeli
Category: Leader
Subcategory: Israeli Leader

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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


Being seventy is not a sin.


The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.


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


Moses dragged us for 40 years through the desert to bring us to the one place in the Middle East where there was no oil.


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


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


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


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.


Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.


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.


Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.


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