Rudi Zimmerer

Golda Meir Quotes

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

You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.

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

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!

Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.

We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.

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.

A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

Women’s liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.

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.

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.

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