Golda Meir


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  • ''...I'm a slave to this leaf in a diary that lists what I must do, what I must say, every half hour.''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 103 (April 1973).
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  • ''... from Russia I didn't bring out a single happy memory, only sad, tragic ones. The nightmare of pogroms, the brutality of Cossacks charging young Socialists, fear, shrieks of terror ...''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli prime minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 76 (April 1973).
  • ''You mean those nuts that burn their bras and walk around all disheveled and hate men? They're crazy. Crazy.''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 100 (April 1973).
  • ''I thought that a Jewish state would be free of the evils afflicting other societies: theft, murder, prostitution.... But now we have them all. And that's a thing that cuts to the heart ...''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 75 (April 1973).
  • ''...I want to see a film, they send the Israeli army reserves to escort me! What kind of life is this?''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli prime minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 103 (April 1973).
  • ''Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom.''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 104 (April 1973).
  • ''We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon—no alternative.''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli politician, prime minister. Life (New York, Oct. 3, 1969).
  • ''Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that.''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli politician, prime minister. quoted in Newsweek (New York, Oct. 23, 1972).
  • ''To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.''
    Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli politician, prime minister. quoted in New York Times (Dec. 12, 1974). On the question of Israel's future.

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