100 Quotes by Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, a prominent political figure, has been a trailblazer in American politics, breaking barriers and shaping public discourse. From her role as First Lady during her husband's presidency to her tenure as a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State, Clinton's career has been marked by a commitment to public service and advocacy for various issues, including healthcare reform and women's rights. Her bid for the presidency in 2016 marked a historic moment as she became the first woman to secure the nomination of a major U.S. political party. Clinton's legacy is deeply intertwined with discussions about gender equality, political representation, and the complexities of modern leadership. Her journey has inspired countless individuals, regardless of their political affiliations, to engage in civic participation and aspire to positions of influence and impact.

Hillary Clinton Quotes

Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights. (Meaning)

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Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward. (Quote Meaning)

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. (Meaning)

You can't keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbors. (Quote Meaning)

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. (Meaning)

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

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. (Meaning)

Don't let anybody tell you it's corporations and businesses that create jobs.

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

Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, a guide and pillar of stability for many of our people.

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

There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.

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.

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

Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely - and the right to be heard.

I have to confess that it's crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian.

The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it.

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.

Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat. Women often have to flee from the only homes they have ever known. Women are often the refugees from conflict and sometimes, more frequently in today's warfare, victims. Women are often left with the responsibility, alone, of raising the children.

In this world and the world of tomorrow, we must go forward together or not at all.

Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.

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

It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity.

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

Hillary Clinton at the end of the day will be a friend of Wall Street.

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We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.

In every religion, there are those who would drape themselves in the mantle of belief and faith only to distort it's most sacred teachings - preaching intolerance and resorting to violence.

I wonder if it's possible to be a Republican and a Christian at the same time.

My husband may have his faults, but he has never lied to me.

You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn't doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman's looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she's ugly, but everyone else thinks you're an idiot.

I certainly think the free-market has failed.

Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.

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.

We need a return to transparency and a system of checks and balances, to a president who respects Congress' role of oversight and accountability.

God bless the America we are trying to create.

I am particularly horrified by the use of propaganda and the manipulation of the truth and the revision of history.

It should never be a crime to be gay.

I did not have textual relations with that server.

We need to have a resolve that will bring the world together to root out the kind of radical jihadist ideology that motivates organizations like ISIS, a barbaric, ruthless, violent jihadist, terrorist group.

The only way to make a difference is to acquire power.

LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage.

Let me repeat what I have repeated for many months now. I never received nor sent any material that was marked classified.

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

We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.

Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.

Words matter when you run for president. And they really matter when you are president.

We cannot let a minority of people hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.

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.

Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams.

I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, "We are Americans and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!"

Trickle-down did not work. It got us into the mess we were in, in 2008 and 2009. Slashing taxes on the wealthy hasn’t worked. And a lot of really smart, wealthy people know that. And they are saying, hey, we need to do more to make the contributions we should be making to rebuild the middle class.

For all the injustices in our past and our present, we have to believe that in the free exchange of ideas, justice will prevail over injustice, tolerance over intolerance and progress over reaction.

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

Women offer unique contributions to making and keeping peace - and that those contributions lead to better outcomes not just for women, but for entire societies.

I say a lot of things - millions of words a day - so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement.

Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat.

With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.

If Planned Parenthood and Human Rights Campaign were part of the establishment, that would be time for all of us to just quit having to work so hard and defend it and fight for it.

Life is not easy for anyone. Sometimes you don't see the challenges on the outside, but every single one of us has both those and everything that goes on inside as well. Give it your all. Dare to be all you can be.

I don't think it was progressive to vote to give gun makers and sellers immunity. I don't think it was progressive to vote against Ted Kennedy's immigration reform.

There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country.

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

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.

I really deplore the tone of his campaign and the inflammatory rhetoric that he is using to divide people. I don`t know that Donald Trump has any boundaries at all.

You can have the right kind of experience and the wrong kind of experience. Mine is rooted in the real lives of real people, and it will bring real results if we have the courage to change.

You can be maybe rented but never bought.

All of our presidents come into office looking so vigorous ... They grow grayer and grayer, and by the time they leave, they’re as white as the building they live in ... I have one big advantage: I’ve been coloring my hair for years. So you’re not going to see me turn white in the White House.

I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigration.

We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!

I don't want people who just tell me what they think I want to hear, because that doesn't do me any good.

Every one of us every day has choices to make about the kind of person we are and what we wish to become. You can decide to be someone who brings people together, or you can fall prey to those who wish to divide us. You can be someone who educates yourself, or you can believe that being negative is clever and being cynical is fashionable. You have a choice.

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

Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle.

Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward.

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

I think cyber security, cyber warfare will be one of the biggest challenges facing the next president, because clearly we're facing at this point two different kinds of adversaries. There are the independent hacking groups that do it mostly for commercial reasons to try to steal information that they can use to make money.

Women are always being tested ... but ultimately, each of us has to define who we are individually and then do the very best job we can to grow into it.

Our prisons and our jails are now our mental health institutions.

Giving every child a chance to reach their full potential is the best work anyone can do

We've got to create more good jobs with rising incomes.

That is what I want to make clear today. A man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far, dark reaches of the Internet, should never run our government or command our military.

It does not matter what country we live in, who our leaders are, or even who we are. Because we are human, we therefore have rights. And because we have rights, governments are bound to protect them.

There is absolutely no disconnect between common sense gun safety measures and protecting the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.

There is one lesson from the past, in particular, that we cannot afford to ignore: You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development, without safeguarding women's reproductive health and rights.

Sanders is to blame for my loss, along with Obama and Biden. They never really supported me because I'm a woman. They're all deplorables, just like every registered Republican in America.

Laws and traditions that hold back women, hold back entire societies.

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

Prosperity can't be just for CEOs and hedge fund managers. Democracy can't be just for billionaires and corporations. Prosperity and democracy are part of your basic bargain, too.

I have been for border security for years. I voted for border security in the United States Senate. And my comprehensive immigration reform plan of course includes border security.

African-American men are more likely to be killed in police incidents, stopped and searched, and sentenced to longer prison terms than white men convicted of similar crimes. Behind these statistics are heart-wrenching stories of lives cut short and families ripped apart.

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

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

The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I think it's a good rule for politics, too.

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

I don't spend my hours plotting for somebody else's downfall.

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.

The patterns have become unmistakable and undeniable. ... We have to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice in America.

Corporations and businesses [don't] create jobs.

While we are each free to believe whatever we choose, we cannot do whatever we choose.

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.

It is a campaign to break down every barrier that holds you back. We need more than a plan for the big banks. The middle class needs a raise. And we need more jobs.

We have to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. That means we need new jobs, good jobs, with rising incomes.

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.

What we are learning around the world is that if women are healthy and educated, their families will flourish. If women are free from violence, their families will flourish. If women have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish. And when families flourish, communities and nations do as well.

It's time that we move from good words to good works, from sound bites to sound solutions.

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

One thing we know for sure is that change is certain. Progress is not. Progress depends on the choices we make today for tomorrow and on whether we meet our challenges and protect our values.

You know, I'm going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I'm going to start thinking of her as a human being.

Who is going to find out? These women are trash. Nobody’s going to believe them.

I am sick and tired of the negative, dark, divisive dangerous vision and behavior of people who support Donald Trump.

The bottom line on nuclear weapons is that when the president gives the order, it must be followed. There's about four minutes between the order being given and the people responsible for launching nuclear weapons to do so. And that's why 10 people who have had that awesome responsibility have come out and, in an unprecedented way, said they would not trust Donald Trump with the nuclear codes or to have his finger on the nuclear button.

When families are strong, America is strong.

I have always believed that women are not victims, we are agents of change, we are drivers of projects.

Between the marketplace and government there exists all of that which makes life worth living-family life, spiritual life, the art and culture that make our spirits soar.

The most important thing I have to say to you today is that hair matters. Pay attention to your hair, because everyone else will.

I need people to know that there is a group of people who are part of the leadership of the DNC, and I will make damn sure as a vice chair, and so will others, that we do everything humanly possible to have a level playing field.

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.

When Donald Trump says a distinguished judge born in Indiana can't do his job because of his Mexican heritage, or he mocks a reporter with disabilities, or calls women pigs, it goes against everything we stand for.

We know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up [Vladimir] Putin, to support Putin, whether it's saying that NATO wouldn't come to the rescue of allies if they were invaded, talking about removing sanctions from Russian officials after they were imposed by the United States and Europe together, because of Russia's aggressiveness in Crimea and Ukraine, his praise for Putin which is I think quite remarkable.

Let there be no mistake, Sen Sanders, his campaign and the vigorous debate that we've had about how to raise incomes, how to reduce inequality, increase upward mobility, has been very good for the Democratic Party and for America.

Life is too short to dwell on what might have been.

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

I am a fan of the social policies that you find in Europe

If you LIKE your email provider, you can KEEP your email provider. Period.

Let's learn from the wisdom of every mother and father who teaches their daughters there is no limit on how big she can dream and how much she can achieve.

I think it's important that we do it [defeat ISIS] in concert with other nations in Europe, the Middle East, elsewhere if necessary. And that means you've got to work with people. You don't insult them. You don't insult their religion. And it means we have to see our entire country, all of the people in it, as part of our first line of defense.

Home is a child's first and most important classroom.

I have tried my entire life to do what I can to support children and families.

I believe that marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman.

The United States has, unfortunately, been victimized by terrorism going back decades.

I don't think most Americans understand that, for certain very wealthy people, our federal income tax system is a subsidy system that makes them richer.

I have a number of proposals how to tackle this issue of self radicalization. I would set up a team exclusively dedicated to detecting and preventing lone wolf attacks.

Laws that discriminate validate other kinds of discrimination.

Never waste a good crisis...Don't waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security.

The first step is to take weapons off the streets and to put more police on them.

Our largest companies should not be able to get away with paying hardly anything at all. It is insulting when they engage in these games like moving their headquarters over to a foreign country, on paper, not in reality, just to take advantage of lower tax breaks.

I have been very consistent over the course of my entire life. I have always fought for the same values and principles.

We are stronger together. We are stronger together in facing our internal challenges and our external ones.

I feel like my political beliefs are rooted in the conservatism that I was raised with.

We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground.

I think it's time that the wealthy and corporations paid their fair share to support this country.

There's the continuing challenges of racism, of sexism, of discrimination against the LGBT community, of the way that we treat people as opposed to how we want to be treated.

There's no doubt that I respect the Second Amendment, that I also believe there's an individual right to bear arms. That is not in conflict with sensible, commonsense regulation.

We can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.

I want us to invest in your future. That means jobs in infrastructure, in advanced manufacturing, innovation and technology, clean, renewable energy, and small business, because most of the new jobs will come from small business.

You don't insult American Muslims and religiously profile them the way that has been suggested by Ted Cruz.

We have to tackle the plague of gun violence, which is a big contributor to a lot of the problems that we're seeing today.

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