Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who is seen as a frontrunner for the 2016 US presidential election, is one of the most powerful political women in the country. She is well known not just in the field of diplomacy but her broader vision for the US as a catalyst for turning idealism into action.
Following are top 20 famous quotes from Hillary Clinton.
“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.”
“All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them.”
"I am someone who hopes for the best and prepares for the worst."
"Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been."
“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.”
“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.”
"A lot of it is not the headline stuff. It's the slow and steady progress that I think provides a much firmer footing for us."
"Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on."
“Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right.”
“I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.”
“We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.”
"We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness."
“You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends.”
"Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I'm well aware of, but that's just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history — empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves."
“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 always has been, between a man and a woman.”
"Sometimes I get very upset and angry if I think that people are doing things that are stupid, or put other people at risk, or are breaking agreements."
“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.”
“Showing up is not all of life - but it counts for a lot.”
“To me it's a failure every time we keep a child in foster care for that child's entire life. You know, there should be a decision made to either re-unite a child by helping a family get back on its feet and take care of its children or we should remove the child and try to find a good loving home with the foster care system but much more importantly, trying to find a permanent home.”
“If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.”