Hillary Clinton quotes cover a wide range of issues that affect her and the country to which she belongs. Despite her failure to become President during the 2016 Presidential Election, she continues to be a strong advocate for women’s rights and education. Hillary Clinton has faced many trials and still remains committed to her cause. She found it tough at times standing by her husband Bill Clinton as he faced an impeachment trial. She also had to face the assaults of her character during the 2016 election bid and even after the loss.
Hillary Clinton has given much to the cause of her country and shares her passion in the quotes and remarks while speaking at various events. Her loss to Donald Trump seemed unexpected and the two never saw eye to eye and it was no secret. She still continues to be a strong supporter of her party despite no desire to ever run for the presidency again. Below are a host of quotes from the former first lady that are sure to motivate and inspire in many ways.
“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.”
“Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.”
“We have to knock down the barriers erected by greed, special interests, powerful forces.”
“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'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.”
“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.”
“I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.”
“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.”
“The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible."
"I love New York.”
“You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends.”
“Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers."
“The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not.”
“Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right.”
“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.”
“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.”
“What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.”
“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.”
“Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.”
"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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I believe in a zone of privacy.”
“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.”
“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.”
“In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.”
“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.”
“All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them.”
“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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.”
“I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position.”
“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.”
“There are certain people who elicit a really passionate response. It's crazy. That's my Alexander Wang theory.”
“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.”
“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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"You can't just give a speech and expect people to fall down and agree with you."
Hillary Clinton spent much of her time supporting the causes of women to receive equality. She has taken on a new role as chancellor at Queen’s University in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Hillary Clinton has a never say die attitude and continues to give of herself to others. According to some media houses, Michelle Obama has outranked Hillary as “the most admired woman.” I trust many will find her quotes inspiring and motivating.