Golda Meir Quotes

We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children.

Pessimism is a luxury that a leader cannot afford.

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

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.

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

There is no difference between one’s private life and his public life. My conscience is my guide.

The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue.

Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.

Being a realist is the only way to solve problems.

I don’t know why you use a fancy French word like détente when there’s a good English phrase for it – cold war.

Don’t be so humble, you’re not that great.

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

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

I only laugh when it hurts.

I don’t know why people expect art to make sense when they accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense.

I never did anything just for the sake of being different. I only did things that I believed were right.

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.

It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.

If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

The road to success is always under construction.

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

In the end, everything is a gag.

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.

If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead already?

Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

I’m astounded by people who want to ‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.

I’m not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. I’m a billionaire.

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.

As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.

I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.

Plagiarism saves time.

If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work: ‘Hello. Can’t work today, still queer.’

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

I am not young enough to know everything.

Reality continues to ruin my life.

I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

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