Golden quotes by Golda Meir

1. “Nothing in life just happens. It is not enough to believe in something; you have to have the stamina to meet obstacles and overcome them, to struggle. “

2. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

3. “I prefer to stay alive and be criticized than be sympathized.”

4. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

5. “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.”

6. “Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.”

7. “To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be.”

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

9. A teacher is one who has a program – arithmetic, reading, writing, and so on – fulfils it conscientiously, and feels that he has done his job. An educator tries to give children something else in addition: spirit.

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

11. “No people in the world know collective eulogies as well as we Jews do. But we have no intention of going down in order that some should speak well of us.”

12. “We refuse to disappear, no matter how strong and brutal and ruthless the forces against us might be.”

About the Author
Slavica Milosevic is an author from Serbia. She loves to write and has had several books published. She is a member of Serbian Writers Association. Slavica spent months in Israel to immerse herself and learn more about Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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