Here are our favorite Hillary Clinton quotes to prove she’s more than just one of the most famous women in the world – she’s also a badass!
Hillary Clinton has long been hailed as one of the most accomplished women in history, and she continues to prove it.
Hillary Clinton has been in the spotlight and making history since she first stepped foot on the campaign trail in 1992 as First Lady, when she said I’m not sitting here some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette.
Since then, her accolades have continued to accumulate.
She was the first First Lady to get elected to a political office. She was named one of the Most Admired Women in America. In 2016, she became the first woman nominated as the presidential candidate of a major political party.
Hillary Clinton has one of the most powerful voices in American politics, and she’s not afraid to speak up.
Whether it’s on gender equality, equal pay, gun control, health care or foreign policy, you can expect Hillary to tell it like it is.
Whether you agree with her politics or not, no one can deny that she’s a powerful and influential woman who isn’t afraid to take on the world.
Here are some of her best quotes that prove Hillary Clinton is a badass, regardless of your political affiliation.
Most Inspiring Short Quotes by Hillary Clinton
I believe in delegating power. ―Hillary Clinton
You know, my view is that we have a big world out there. ―Hillary Clinton
I believe America thrives when the middle class thrives. ―Hillary Clinton
I drink tons of water. Just as much water as I can possibly drink. ―Hillary Clinton
I have won elections and I have lost elections. ―Hillary Clinton
Look, I’m outspoken. ―Hillary Clinton
I have a million ideas. The country can’t afford them all. ―Hillary Clinton
People have to stop employing illegal immigrants. ―Hillary Clinton
Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality. ―Hillary Clinton
I meet with people all day long. ―Hillary Clinton
I had a family that supported me. ―Hillary Clinton
Egypt is a large, complex, very important country. ―Hillary Clinton
Europe is a miracle. ―Hillary Clinton
It should never be a crime to be gay. ―Hillary Clinton
Israel has a right to defend itself. ―Hillary Clinton
You have to test your ideas in a public forum. ―Hillary Clinton
I always run inclusive and successful organisations. ―Hillary Clinton
You’re not a leader if you haven’t been elected. ―Hillary Clinton
I’ve been really at the highest levels of American political life. ―Hillary Clinton
Well, I think, by definition, all power has limits. ―Hillary Clinton
I think I’m very hardheaded. ―Hillary Clinton
I respect the Congress’s oversight responsibility. ―Hillary Clinton
Everyone can change. ―Hillary Clinton
No nation can meet the world’s challenges alone. ―Hillary Clinton
I’ll get involved in philanthropy. ―Hillary Clinton
Vote like your democracy depends on it. ―Hillary Clinton
I wish I had some stock in a scrunchie company. ―Hillary Clinton
I believe in transparency. ―Hillary Clinton
Best Hillary Clinton Quotes on Life, Love, and Politics
You can’t just give a speech and expect people to fall down and agree with you. ―Hillary Clinton
One of my goals upon becoming Secretary of State was to take diplomacy out of capitals, out of government offices, into the media, into the streets of countries. ―Hillary Clinton
When my hair was shorter, I used to get it done every couple of days… but I got tired of that. ―Hillary Clinton
I certainly don’t read coverage of me, I read what else is going on that I need to know about to do my job. ―Hillary Clinton
I don’t think I’ve read any of the books that have been written about me. ―Hillary Clinton
There is no formula that I’m aware of for being a successful or fulfilled woman today. ―Hillary Clinton
One of the things I have been preaching around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites. ―Hillary Clinton
Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I’m in. So I’m no expert on it. ―Hillary Clinton
I’ve never understood the division between so-called realists and so-called idealists. ―Hillary Clinton
I’ve often thought that the gauntlet of American politics is more individualistic, more expensive, more unpredictable than in many other democracies. ―Hillary Clinton
To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want—even president. ―Hillary Clinton
What I found when I became Secretary of State was a lot of doubts and a lot of concerns and fears from friends, allies, around the world. ―Hillary Clinton
Wealthy women have rights in every country. And poor women don’t. ―Hillary Clinton
Several people have told me that one of the most meaningful events they could attend would be something at the White House with their children. ―Hillary Clinton
Everybody feels they have been trespassed upon, and nearly everybody has trespassed on somebody else, maybe not intentionally. ―Hillary Clinton
I’ve always been intrigued by the Senate, and admired many of the people who have served there. ―Hillary Clinton
I try to read for pleasure whenever I can – it’s a great way just to shut it off for a while so your brain doesn’t get fried. ―Hillary Clinton
I don’t ask anyone else to live my life. I have enough trouble doing that. ―Hillary Clinton
I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they’ve made. ―Hillary Clinton
I mean, I’m a big believer in talking to people when you can and trying to solve problems when you can. ―Hillary Clinton
One of the great things about my mother is she really valued people’s character more than what they did. ―Hillary Clinton
I don’t think that strategically, it is smart to begin cutting your options when the other side does not move at all. ―Hillary Clinton
The Russians and the Chinese have been absolutely clear they don’t want to see Iran with a nuclear weapon. ―Hillary Clinton
I still passionately support comprehensive immigration reform legislation with a path to full and equal citizenship. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton on Early Childhood Education
Every child deserves the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential. ―Hillary Clinton
The Arctic is going to be an area of intense interest. Russia has the longest coastline in the world with the Arctic. ―Hillary Clinton
When you’re the presidential nominee you get to pick whomever you choose to be on the ticket, and that person gets to say yes or no because, obviously, it’s a very important decision. ―Hillary Clinton
I really get up every day and try to deal with the problems that are in front of me, and I don’t really worry about history. That will work itself out over time. ―Hillary Clinton
Democracy is still a radical idea in a world where we often confuse images with realities, words with actions. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton Quotes on Women
When women participate in peace-making and peace-keeping, we are all safer and more secure. ―Hillary Clinton
There is a hunger for the United States to be present again. ―Hillary Clinton
I have been working or attending school full time since I was 13. ―Hillary Clinton
Well, if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the women’s card, then deal me in. ―Hillary Clinton
Sometimes, in public life, people ask inappropriate, off-the-wall kinds of questions, don’t they? ―Hillary Clinton
But I can tell you another engine for growth and job creation would be comprehensive immigration reform. ―Hillary Clinton
Our country’s motto is e pluribus unum: out of many, we are one. Will we stay true to that motto? ―Hillary Clinton
The most important questions for anybody thinking of running for president are not ‘Will you run and can you win?’ There is, ‘What is your vision for America? And can you lead us there? ―Hillary Clinton
It’s true that America can’t solve every problem, but I don’t know of any major problem in the world that can be solved without us. ―Hillary Clinton
I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. ―Hillary Clinton
America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship. ―Hillary Clinton
I won the youth vote in Massachusetts and in California. I did very well with it in Ohio. ―Hillary Clinton
You know, no one will ever accuse me as having the same policies as George W. Bush. ―Hillary Clinton
I’ve never understood multi-party democracy. It’s hard enough with two parties. ―Hillary Clinton
Oh, I’ve never been asked a silly question in my entire life. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton on Gun Violence Prevention
We can—and must—end the epidemic of gun violence. ―Hillary Clinton
All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them. ―Hillary Clinton
I feel very lucky because of my parents and then my education, the opportunities that I’ve had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others. ―Hillary Clinton
I don’t think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard. ―Hillary Clinton
Now, look, I – I like to look at evidence. I plead to that. I think evidence is important when you’re making decisions that affect other people’s lives. ―Hillary Clinton
Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can. ―Hillary Clinton
My father was a small-businessman, and if he didn’t get up and go to work, there would be no business. ―Hillary Clinton
The people of New York took a big chance on me. And I’m well aware of that. ―Hillary Clinton
If we’re going to be successful in taking on the billionaire class, we need a strong national grassroots movement. ―Hillary Clinton
You don’t make peace with your friends. That’s the bottom line. You end conflicts by trying to find some political resolution. ―Hillary Clinton
I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton Quote on Housing
We need housing policies that connect working families to opportunity. ―Hillary Clinton
When I became Secretary of State, I felt one of my primary jobs was building relationships around the world. ―Hillary Clinton
Democracy is a habit. It must be practiced again and again. ―Hillary Clinton
My overall goal is to level the playing field for American businesses. ―Hillary Clinton
Well, I think both Russia and China have a very strong aversion to interference in internal affairs. ―Hillary Clinton
And we’ll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy! ―Hillary Clinton
Individual consciences are fine, but individual consciences have to be made manifest. ―Hillary Clinton
Democracies have to be careful that they do not become so process-driven. ―Hillary Clinton
I’ve been in the hospital once when I had my daughter, and, oh, when I broke my elbow, but other than that, I’ve been very fortunate. ―Hillary Clinton
Well, human security is a concept that I am very committed to enshrining in American foreign policy. ―Hillary Clinton
I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company, as so many people who leave public life do. ―Hillary Clinton
Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. ―Hillary Clinton
We have to knock down the barriers erected by greed, special interests, powerful forces. ―Hillary Clinton
It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked! ―Hillary Clinton
I think I will serve as Secretary of State as my last public position. ―Hillary Clinton
Of course, parents are the most important people in a child’s life. ―Hillary Clinton
There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton Quotes on Economy
We need to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. ―Hillary Clinton
Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton Quotes on Autism
Millions of Americans live with autism – and we’ve got to do more to support them and their families. ―Hillary Clinton
Hamas, we know, embeds missiles, embeds command-and-control units in civilian areas. ―Hillary Clinton
When I negotiated the ceasefire in Gaza with President Morsi, he was, you know, very involved. ―Hillary Clinton
I have always believed that women are not victims. We are agents of change, we are drivers of progress, we are makers of peace–all we need is a fighting chance. ―Hillary Clinton
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. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton on Pakistan
The nuclear arsenal that Pakistan has, I believe is secure. I think the government and the military have taken adequate steps to protect that. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton on Campus Sexual Assault
It’s not enough to condemn campus sexual assault. We need to end it. ―Hillary Clinton
I believe that eventually, one of the next big issues that will have to be addressed globally is the role of state-owned enterprises. Because there is a disadvantage that’s built in. ―Hillary Clinton
In my family, we were Americans, we were Republicans and we were Methodists. ―Hillary Clinton
Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton Quotes on Jobs and Wages
We can make the boldest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II. ―Hillary Clinton
When unions are strong. America is strong. ―Hillary Clinton
It is very clear that the people in Afghanistan do not want the Taliban back. ―Hillary Clinton
You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic.’ ―Hillary Clinton
Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. ―Hillary Clinton
I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction. ―Hillary Clinton
My feeling is if you’re going to be a leader, you have to carefully assess where people are and where people want to go. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton on Her Favorites
My favorite short stories are by Alice Munro, especially her collections ‘Carried Away’ and ‘Runaway.’ ―Hillary Clinton
Well I think in a marriage you have to be honest and ask yourself, you know, what is my role? What is my responsibility? ―Hillary Clinton
This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath. ―Hillary Clinton
I am neither frustrated nor planning anything other than being the best Secretary of State I could be. ―Hillary Clinton
I never thought I would end up being the Senator from New York. ―Hillary Clinton
When I was growing up, my parents always told me that I had to do what I thought was right and not listen to other people. That was hard for me. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton on LGBT Rights and Equality
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender – Americans deserve to live their lives free from discrimination. ―Hillary Clinton
My biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi. It was a terrible tragedy losing four Americans – two diplomats and, now it’s public so I can say, two CIA operatives. ―Hillary Clinton
Remember, before they called it Obamacare, they called it Hillarycare. ―Hillary Clinton
You cannot have development in today’s world without partnering with the private sector. ―Hillary Clinton
I sometimes think that I didn’t leave the Republican Party, as much as it left me. ―Hillary Clinton
Hard men present hard choices – none more so than Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia. ―Hillary Clinton
The truth is, through all these years of public service, the ‘service’ part has always come easier to me than the ‘public’ part. ―Hillary Clinton
If you can’t compete fairly, honestly, effectively, no government should intervene. Now, some governments do. They prop up failing industries. ―Hillary Clinton
I’ve had extraordinary good luck with my health, other than a broken elbow. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton Quotes on Education
Strong public education is the key to preparing our children for the future. ―Hillary Clinton
Hillary will make debt-free college available to everyone and take on student loan debt. ―Hillary Clinton
There is no part of the world that is irrelevant to the United States anymore. ―Hillary Clinton
There is nothing fast or easy about diplomacy. I have no illusions about that. ―Hillary Clinton
You have just one life to live. It is yours. Own it, claim it, live it, do the best you can with it. ―Hillary Clinton
Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. ―Hillary Clinton
I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women. ―Hillary Clinton
The truth is that sometimes it is hard even for me to recognize the Hillary Clinton that other people see. ―Hillary Clinton
And I will repeat today what I have said throughout this campaign. I will not raise taxes on the middle class. I will give you tax relief to help ease these burdens. ―Hillary Clinton
When I chose to leave a career as a young lawyer in Washington to move to Arkansas to marry Bill and start a family, my friends asked, ‘Are you out of your mind?’ ―Hillary Clinton
I was in civil society long before I was ever in politics or my husband was ever even elected president. ―Hillary Clinton
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What is a good Hillary Clinton quote?
“There is no alternative to strong diplomacy.” I find this quotes as Hillary Clinton’s best quote.
What is a famous Hillary Clinton quote?
“We must stop seeing our differences as a source of division and start seeing them as the source of our strength.” This is one of Hillary Clinton’s most famous quotes.
What did Hillary Clinton say about women’s rights?
Women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights.
What did Hillary Clinton say about education?
The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.
What did Hillary Clinton say about government?
Good government is good politics.
What did Hillary Clinton say about America?
We’re always stronger together.
Who is Hillary Clinton’s husband?
Former United States President Bill Clinton is Hillary Clinton’s husband. They married in 1975 and have one daughter, Chelsea.
Why was Bill Clinton impeached?
During his time as president, Bill was impeached for lying about an affair he had with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
It’s clear that Hillary Clinton is a badass.
She’s faced plenty of adversity in her life and has come out stronger for it.
These 127+ quotes show just how strong she is and how she’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
We need more leaders like her in the world.
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