Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician who was the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, U.S. Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

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All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them.

Europe is a miracle.

Individual consciences are fine, but individual consciences have to be made manifest.

A psychologist once told me that, for a boy, being in the middle of a conflict between two women is the worst possible situation. There's always a desire to please each one.

When an army unit returns from service in Iraq or Afghanistan it barely gets a breather before it begins training for its next deployment.

You know my view is that we have a big world out there.

You know everybody has setbacks in their life and everybody falls short of whatever goals they might set for themselves. That's part of living and coming to terms with who you are as a person.

I feel like I have had the most amazing life in my public service.

I, for one, respect those who believe with all their hearts and conscience that there are no circumstances under which any abortion should ever be available.

I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.

Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights.

The need for peace in Northern Ireland goes well beyond political stability. It now speaks to regional Europe and even global stability.

There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors rickshaw drivers and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.

Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self-interest.

Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys when I was a tomboy was a great way to learn about winning and losing and most girls didn't have that experience.

I always run inclusive and successful organisations.

We can't go to people who have lost their job at GM and say 'Oh by the way we are going to pay money to build a road here or inoculate children there ' unless we can demonstrate that it is in America's interest. I happen to think it is.

In nearly every religion I am aware of there is a variation of the golden rule. And even for the non-religious it is a tenet of people who believe in humanistic principles.

You don't walk away if you love someone. You help the person.

There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people.

I never thought that the long haired bearded guy I married in law school would end up being President.

Wealthy women have rights in every country. And poor women don't.

When my hair was shorter I used to get it done every couple of days... but I got tired of that.

Democracies have to be careful that they do not become so process-driven.

Democracy is still a radical idea in a world where we often confuse images with realities words with actions.

You cannot have development in today's world without partnering with the private sector.

I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done.

Every president if you watch what they look like when they come into office you can see their hair turn white because it's such a hard job.

I'll get involved in philanthropy.

You're not a leader if you haven't been elected.

There is no doubt that America remains the premier political, economic, military power in the world, and I both expect and count on it remaining so, because I think that's certainly in our best interest, but also the best interests of the world.

Egypt is a large, complex, very important country.

I can't stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they're not happy with the choices they've made.

You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends.

For centuries New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's greatest athletes.

I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.

In my family we were Americans we were Republicans and we were Methodists.

I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position.

What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.

I believe in a zone of privacy.

Well I think both Russia and China have a very strong aversion to interference in internal affairs.

Now I know that Wal-Mart's policies do not reflect the best way of doing business and the values that I think are important in America.

I'm too old to be a yuppie.

When you're the presidential nominee you get to pick whomever you choose to be on the ticket and that person gets to say yes or no because obviously it's a very important decision.

I'm in charge of the State Department's 60 000-plus people all over the world 275 posts.

I sometimes think that I didn't leave the Republican Party as much as it left me.

I want to teach. I want to speak. I want to travel.

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.

In every country today there is politics. It may be authoritarian politics but there is politics.

My wish for the new millennium is for all children... to grow up wiser and stronger and more prosperous for the future than ever before.

Well human security is a concept that I am very committed to enshrining in American foreign policy.

Countries that will not tax their elite who expect us to come in and help them serve their people, are just not going to get the kind of help from us that historically they may have.

In too many instances the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.

I've had extraordinary good luck with my health, other than a broken elbow.

My father was raised with brothers he was a football player and a boxer he was a chief petty officer in the Navy he was a man of his times.

I love New York.

I was in civil society long before I was ever in politics or my husband was ever even elected president.

Children today will grow up taking for granted that an African-American or a woman can yes become the president of the United States.

The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy.

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.

Of course parents are the most important people in a child's life.

You know no one will ever accuse me as having the same policies as George W. Bush.

In almost every profession - whether it's law, or journalism, finance, or medicine, or academia, or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust we are all worse off for it.

One of my goals upon becoming Secretary of State was to take diplomacy out of capitals out of government offices into the media into the streets of countries.

The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.

The people of New York took a big chance on me. And I'm well aware of that.

There is no formula that I'm aware of for being a successful or fulfilled woman today.

The nuclear arsenal that Pakistan has I believe is secure. I think the government and the military have taken adequate steps to protect that.

Let's continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalized.

It is very clear that the people in Afghanistan do not want the Taliban back.

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.

I don't think the Egyptian people want to see what is a very clear effort to obtain political and economic rights turn into any kind of new form of oppression or suppression or violence or letting loose criminal elements.

There is a hunger for the United States to be present again.

Look I'm outspoken.

A nuclear-weapons armed Iran is not in anyone's human-rights interests. That is a direct threat to the lives and the livelihoods and the stability not only of the region but beyond.

I drink tons of water. Just as much water as I can possibly drink.

I feel very lucky because of my parents, and then my education, the opportunities that I've had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others.

I try to read for pleasure whenever I can - it's a great way just to shut it off for a while so your brain doesn't get fried.

I fought all my life for women to make their own choices in their personal and professional lives. I made mine.

I think I'm very hardheaded.

I'm one of those people who thinks that changing one's hair is the only part of the body that you can change at will.

I have won elections and I have lost elections.

People have to stop employing illegal immigrants.

I think I'm chronically exhausted.

On some campuses change is effected through nonviolent or even violent means.

I like live audiences with real people - virtual reality is no substitute.

Well I think in a marriage you have to be honest and ask yourself you know what is my role? What is my responsibility?

I take vitamins.

Well I think by definition all power has limits.

There hasn't been anybody whose life has been picked apart and distorted as much as mine.

I am you know adamantly against illegal immigration.

I don't have any comment on who the people of Russia choose to be their leaders.

It is often when night looks darkest it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.

As I speak to you today government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics.

I always supported the women I worked with having time off to go to parent-teacher conferences and doctors' appointments or bringing their infants into the office.

I think that we have to be constantly asking ourselves 'How do we calculate the risk?' And sometimes we don't calculate it correctly, we either overstate it or understate it.

You have to be true to yourself.

You can go into neighborhoods in the United States where people dress a certain way because they don't want to be out of touch where boys wear pants down to their knees which nobody has compelled them to do but they pick up the cultural norms or where girls are improperly dressed by my eyes but that's what they see in the media.

Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.

There are rich people everywhere and yet they don't contribute to the growth of their countries.

When does life start? When does it end? Who makes these decisions?... Every day in hospitals and homes and hospices... people are struggling with those profound issues.

I meet with people all day long.

We'll hold out our hand, they have to unclench their fist.

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible possible.

One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr. President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy.

Whether a woman's running for office or she's supporting her husband who's running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat there's just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena.

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal safe abortion.

I want to make a difference.

I don't think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard.

I am shocked at how much time I spend in the White House. I mean you know for people on the outside the idea of going to the White House for a meeting must seem like the most important serious even glamorous kind of thing to do.

The worst thing that can happen in a democracy - as well as in an individual's life - is to become cynical about the future and lose hope.

In the aftermath of September 11 and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.

Oh I've never been asked a silly question in my entire life.

You can't just give a speech and expect people to fall down and agree with you.

I never thought I would end up being the Senator from New York.

You know people make a lot of money talking about me don't they?

There's a certain consistency to who I am and what I do and I think people have finally said 'Well you know I kinda get her now.' I've actually had people say that to me.

I think that if you live long enough you realize that so much of what happens in life is out of your control but how you respond to it is in your control. That's what I try to remember.

When a new president comes in a new president gets to clean house.

'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in.

I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to be stolen State Department cables. But I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential including private discussions between counterparts or our diplomats' personal assessments and observations.

You know I think of the global economy as an inverted triangle resting on the shoulders of the American consumer. And if the American consumer cannot have enough disposable income in order to maintain a standard of living that creates more opportunities generation after generation that's bad for everybody.

We don't have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way.

Every marriage is a mystery to me even the one I'm in. So I'm no expert on it.

We have a close unshakable bond between the United States and Israel and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world and we are both committed to a two-state solution. But that doesn't mean that we're going to agree.

I used to sit on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and wonder why the Senate was always going into recess until in my first year I realized how intense the pressure was.

I don't think that strategically it is smart to begin cutting your options when the other side does not move at all.

Every nation has to either be with us or against us. Those who harbor terrorists or who finance them are going to pay a price.

Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers.

I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.

The first lesson I've learned is that no matter what you do in your life you have to figure out your own internal rhythms - I mean what works for you doesn't necessarily work for your friend.

Showing up is not all of life - but it counts for a lot.

I am someone who hopes for the best and prepares for the worst.

I just think that giving a child a chance and sharing what you have with a child is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself as well as a child.

I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism not being able to see one's face not being able to have some sense of communication in that way is for many societies a challenge.

I mean I'm a big believer in talking to people when you can and trying to solve problems when you can.

The candidates we have in this campaign are... the most accomplished in terms of public service that we've had since 1960. One of them will be successful.

No matter what you think about the Iraq war there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.

The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not.

No nation can meet the world's challenges alone.

China is starting an English-speaking television network around the world Russia is Al Jazeera. And the BBC is cutting back on its many language services around the world.

Freedom means the right of people to assemble organize and debate openly.

Several people have told me that one of the most meaningful events they could attend would be something at the White House with their children.

Everybody has some dysfunction in their families.

The truth is that sometimes it is hard even for me to recognize the Hillary Clinton that other people see.

You have to test your ideas in a public forum.

It is a fact that around the world the elites of every country are making money.

India has reduced its dependence on Iranian oil. I know their refineries have stopped asking for orders to purchase Iranian oil.

What I found when I became Secretary of State was a lot of doubts and a lot of concerns and fears from friends allies around the world.

I wish I were taller and thinner but the hair you can do something about.

There is a sense that things if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done do work out.

I believe in delegating power.

I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction.

We know in New York we have several million at any one time who are in New York illegally.

Dynamism is a function of change.

I won the youth vote in Massachusetts and in California. I did very well with it in Ohio.

Gay rights are human rights.

I have a lot of stamina and I have a lot of resilience.

In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive and he said 70 times 7. Well I want you all to know that I'm keeping a chart.

Sometimes in public life people ask inappropriate off-the-wall kinds of questions, don't they?

We would very much like to see Iran take a position as a responsible leader that doesn't intimidate or threaten or scare its neighbors and others. But the choice is really up to Iran and we're going to keep working to try to come out with the right decision.

Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.

This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath.

I've never understood multi-party democracy. It's hard enough with two parties.

I think the world would be a lot better off if more people were to define themselves in terms of their own standards and values and not what other people said or thought about them.

The First Lady role is really difficult. It has no job description... You have to create it for yourself.

I'm one of these very focused people when it comes to day-to-day work and I'm trying not to think about what comes next so that I can stay very focused on what I'm doing now.

Now I know there are many Americans who say 'Get out of Afghanistan. Bring 'em all home.' And there are others who say 'Put in hundreds of thousands of more.'

I also believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity for the United States and European Union to lead the world in developing and implementing new and more efficient technologies - smart electrical grids and electrical vehicles.

I have to defend my husband.

At the end of the day you know love does not happen between two perfect people as much as we would wish.

Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right.

The safe haven that al-Qaida has found in Pakistan is very troubling.

There's no day that is the same as the day before. So you have to be energized, you have to be focused.

My feeling is if you're going to be a leader you have to carefully assess where people are and where people want to go.

My two secrets to staying healthy: wash your hands all the time. And if you can't use Purell or one of the sanitizers. And the other is hot peppers. I eat a lot of hot peppers. I for some reason started doing that in 1992 and I swear by it.

I think it's fair to say that diplomacy today requires much more of that if you're the United States of America than it did 10 20 30 40 years ago.

I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.

When I was growing up my parents always told me that I had to do what I thought was right and not listen to other people. That was hard for me.

I don't ask anyone else to live my life. I have enough trouble doing that.

Dignity does not come from avenging insults especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.

It should never be a crime to be gay.

I certainly don't read coverage of me I read what else is going on that I need to know about to do my job.

Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality.

I have absolutely no interest in running for president again. None. None. I mean I know that's hard for some people to believe but you know I just don't.

The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems.

I feel like every day every minute I have to make the most of.

I am neither frustrated nor planning anything other than being the best Secretary of State I could be.

I've been really at the highest levels of American political life.

One of the things I have been preaching around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner especially from the elites.

The importance of building relationships among colleagues of trying to create coalitions behind the issues that you are championing was not something I ever had much insight into until I was elected and started serving in the Senate.

I mean honestly we have to be clear that the life for many Afghan women is not that much different than it was a hundred years ago 200 years ago. The country has lived with so much violence and conflict that many people men and women just want it to be over.

If a country doesn't recognize minority rights and human rights including women's rights you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible.

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.

I don't think I've read any of the books that have been written about me.

It's true that America can't solve every problem but I don't know of any major problem in the world that can be solved without us.

I've always been intrigued by the Senate and admired many of the people who have served there.

I have not supported same-sex marriage. I have supported civil partnerships and contractual relationships.

It is past time for women to take their rightful place side by side with men in the rooms where the fates of peoples where their children's and grandchildren's fates are decided.

Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.

The Russians and the Chinese have been absolutely clear they don't want to see Iran with a nuclear weapon.

Egypt has been a partner of the United States over the last 30 years has been instrumental in keeping the peace in the Middle East between Egypt and Israel which is a critical accomplishment that has meant so much to so many people.

I don't think feminism as I understand the definition implies the rejection of maternal values nurturing children caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me.

I've never understood the division between so-called realists and so-called idealists.

Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight which I know something about.

I can't stand whining.

Sometimes overturning brutal regimes takes time and costs lives. I wish it weren't so. I really really do.

You feel sometimes when you hear analysts and knowledgeable people talking about Iran that they fear so much about the survival of the regime because deep down it's not a legitimate regime it doesn't represent the will of the people it's kind of morphed into kind of a military theocracy.