Hillary Rodham Clinton


Hillary Rodham Clinton Quotes

  • ''Being a [Chicago] Cubs fan prepares you for life—and Washington.''
    Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), U.S. attorney; First Lady of the United States. As quoted in Newsweek, p. 17 (April 18, 1994). On how being a fan of the beleaguered baseball club "hardened her to adversity."
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  • ''You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends.''
    Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), First Lady of the United States and attorney. As quoted in The Agenda, ch. 14, by Bob Woodward (1994). Commenting on the value and occasional necessity of defying one's political supporters.
  • ''What we have to do ... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.''
    Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), U.S. attorney; First Lady of the United States. As quoted in the New York Times, p. A17 (May 18, 1993). From the First Lady's commencement speech a day earlier at the University of Pennsylvania, which had recently experienced racial conflicts.
  • ''For all the injustices in our past and our present, we have to believe that in the free exchange of ideas, justice will prevail over injustice, tolerance over intolerance and progress over reaction.''
    Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), U.S. attorney; First Lady of the United States. As quoted in the New York Times, p. A17 (May 18, 1993). From the First Lady's commencement speech a day earlier at the University of Pennsylvania, which had recently experienced racial conflicts.
  • ''[The health plan was] constructed to be deconstructed. [Instead,] it was described as an ultimatum by our opponents and therefore used to undermine the process of reaching agreement.''
    Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), U.S. lawyer, First Lady of the United States. New York Times, p. A12 (October 2, 1994). On the defeat of the health care bill.
  • ''I am surprised at the way people seem to perceive me, and sometimes I read stories and hear things about me and I go "ugh." I wouldn't like her either. It's so unlike what I think I am or what my friends think I am.''
    Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), U.S. First Lady of the United States, lawyer. New York Times, p. 1 (January 10, 1995). An off-the-record comment to reporters, published by Marian Burros.

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