Golda Meir Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Golda Meir quotes, Golda Meir sayings, and Golda Meir proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Golda Meir

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.     

Golda Meir

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.

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

Golda Meir

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.     

Golda Meir

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

Golda Meir

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.

Golda Meir

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

Golda Meir

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.

Golda Meir

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

Golda Meir

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

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Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.     

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

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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.

Golda Meir

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.     

Golda Meir

You can't improve on saying nothing.

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

Golda Meir