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Hillary Rodham Clinton

  • We currently have a system for taking care of sickness. We do not have a system for enhancing and promoting health.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • speech ()
  • One person's fashion is another person's disaster.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • in W Magazine ()
  • I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas. But what I decided to do was pursue my profession ...

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • 1992, in Judith Warner, Hillary Clinton ()
  • It is important to recognize the limited ability of the legal system to prescribe and enforce the quality of social arrangements.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • 1973, in Judith Warner, Hillary Clinton ()
  • Throughout the 1980s, we did hear too much about individual gain and the ethos of selfishness and greed. We did not hear enough about how to be a good member of a community, to define the common good and to repair the social contract. And we also found that while prosperity does not trickle down from the most powerful to the rest of us, all too often indifference and even intolerance do.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • [On the Chicago Cubs:] Being a Cubs fan prepares you for life — and Washington.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • in Newsweek ()
  • Americans want to have what members of Congress have: guaranteed health coverage.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • speech ()
  • Those helpless bundles of power and promise that come into our world show us our true selves — who we are, who we are not, who we wish we could be.

  • Religion is about God's truth, but none of us can grasp that truth absolutely, because of our own imperfections and limitations. We are only children of God, not God. Therefore, we must not attempt to fit God into little boxes, claiming that He supports this or that political position. This is not only bad theology; it marginalizes God.

  • There's no such thing as other people's children.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • in Newsweek ()
  • One of my favorite times was sitting reading quote books, which I did for hours on end ...

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • interview, C-Span Booknotes ()
  • We shouldn't leave the work of politics to people who run for public office.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • with Claire G. Osborne, The Unique Voice of Hillary Rodham Clinton ()
  • A democracy depends on the full integration of women into society, especially on seeing to it that they have equal access to the same tools of opportunity as men.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • news conference ()
  • You know, we've been married for 22 years ... and I have learned a long time ago that the only people who count in any marriage are the two that are in it.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • interview with Matt Lauer, The Today Show ()
  • Don't confuse having a career with having a life. They are not the same.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • in Reader's Digest ()
  • When we liberate the economic potential of women, we elevate the economic performance of communities, nations, and the world. There is a stimulative and ripple effect that kicks in when women have greater access to jobs and the economic lives of our countries: greater political stability. Fewer military conflicts. More food. More educational opportunity for children. By harnessing the economic potential of all women, we boost opportunity for all people.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • in Newsweek ()
  • ... when women progress, all of society benefits.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • in Newsweek ()
  • I read things and hear stories about me, and I go, 'Ugh, I wouldn't like her either.'

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • If I believed in polls, I wouldn't get up in the morning.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is trusting the individual to make the right decision for herself and her family, and not entrusting that decision to anyone wearing the authority of government in any regard.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • We have to use all of America's strengths to build a world with more partners and fewer adversaries, more shared responsibility and fewer conflicts, more good jobs and less poverty, more broadly based prosperity with less damage to our environment.

  • While there are few problems in today's world that the United States can solve alone, there are even fewer that can be solved without the United States.

  • Real democracy means that no group or faction or leader can impose their will, their ideology, their religion, their desires on anyone else.

  • ... the best missile defense system of all would be a just and lasting peace.

  • ... diplomacy would be easy if we only had to talk to our friends. But that is not how one makes peace.

  • Anger is a powerful emotion but it is not a plan.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    • speech in New Hampsire ()
  • It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of people, where their children's and grandchildren's fates, are decided.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. first lady, Secretary of State, lawyer, politician, activist

(1947)

Full name: Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton.