Golda Meir Quotes.
As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon – no alternative.
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
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.
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…
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.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
I don’t know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there’s a good English phrase for it – cold war.
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.
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.
The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world – no ideals.
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.
One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
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.