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  • Being seventy is not a sin.
    (Golda Meir)

  • I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war.
    (Golda Meir)

  • 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!
    (Golda Meir)

  • Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
    (Golda Meir)

  • We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.
    (Golda Meir)


  • Arab sovereignty in Jerusalem just cannot be. This city will not be divided-not half and half, not 60-40, not 75-25, nothing.
    (Golda Meir)

  • I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
    (Golda Meir)

  • 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.
    (Golda Meir)

  • The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
    (Golda Meir)

  • To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
    (Golda Meir)

  • There's no difference between one's killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It's exactly the same thing, or even worse.
    (Golda Meir)

  • One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
    (Golda Meir)

  • The dog that trots about finds a bone.
    (Golda Meir)

  • At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.
    (Golda Meir)

  • Moses dragged us through the desert to the one place in the Middle East where there is no oil.
    (Golda Meir)


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