70 Hillary Clinton Quotes from the American Politician and Diplomat

Hillary Clinton has made big contributions as a leader and advocate for social justice and women’s rights.

Born in Chicago in 1947 to Hugh and Dorothy Rodham she grew up learning the values of hard work and service from her parents.

She had an active childhood participating in church and excelling in school.

Hillary’s interest in politics began in her teenage years and continued to develop during her time at Wellesley College.

Hillary Clinton Quotes

She went on to attend Yale Law School where she met Bill Clinton. The two shared a passion for social justice and began a lifelong relationship.

Hillary moved to Arkansas with Bill where she became a popular figure in the legal community and an advocate for children and families.

She played a significant role in Bill’s political career and when he became president she became the first First Lady with a postgraduate degree and a prominent role in policy-making.

Despite facing numerous challenges and controversies Hillary remained committed to her work and went on to become a U.S. Senator Secretary of State and presidential candidate.

Her life story is a testament to the progress and opportunities available in America as well as the challenges that still exist for women in politics.

Below you will find the most powerful quotes by Hilary Clinton in this post.

Best Hillary Clinton Quotes


Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. ~ Hillary Clinton.


The harder they hit, the more encouraged I get. ~ Hillary Clinton.


Our future matters, and it is up to us to take it back. ~ Hillary Clinton.


I think I’m chronically exhausted. ~ Hillary Clinton.


Fail to plan, plan to fail. ~ Hillary Clinton.


Don’t let life pass you by before you realize that it was worth living. ~ 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.


The arts are not a luxury. They are an integral part of our lives as individuals and as a nation. ~ Hillary Clinton.

We need to make equal pay and equal opportunity for women and girls a reality so women’s rights are human rights once and for all. ~ Hillary Clinton.

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society. ~ Hillary Clinton.


I’m not going to quit. Why should I quit? This country is worth fighting for. ~ Hillary Clinton.

I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Famous Hillary Clinton Quotes

You know, everybody has setbacks in their life, and everybody falls short of whatever goals they might set for themselves. That’s part of living and coming to terms with who you are as a person. ~ Hillary Clinton.


God bless the America we are trying to create. ~ Hillary Clinton.

I think that if you live long enough, you realize that so much of what happens in life is out of your control, but how you respond to it is in your control. That’s what I try to remember. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Fear is always with us, but we just don’t have time for it. Not Now! ~ Hillary Clinton.

All people deserve to be treated with dignity and have their human rights respected, no matter who they are or whom they love. ~ Hillary Clinton.


Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. ~ Hillary Clinton.

In the fight for women’s rights, the support of men remains crucial. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward. ~ Hillary Clinton.


I have a million ideas. The country can’t afford them all. ~ Hillary Clinton.

You show people what you’re willing to fight for when you fight your friends. ~ Hillary Clinton.

You’re not always going to make the right decisions, but you have to be guided by what you think is important. ~ Hillary Clinton.

I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas. ~ Hillary Clinton.


To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want – even president. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Being human, we are imperfect. That’s why we need each other. To catch each other when we falter. To encourage each other when we lose heart. Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Inspiring Hillary Clinton Quotes

Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat. ~ 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.


When families are strong, America is strong. ~ Hillary Clinton.

If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in! ~ 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.

There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out. ~ Hillary Clinton.


It takes a village to raise a child. ~ Hillary Clinton.

We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness. ~ Hillary Clinton.

We ought to be doing all we can to make it possible for every child to fulfill his or her God-given potential. ~ Hillary Clinton.

It does not matter what country we live in, who our leaders are, or even who we are. Because we are human, we therefore have rights. And because we have rights, governments are bound to protect them. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Top Hillary Clinton Quotes


Caring for others is an expression of what it means to be fully human. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Never waste a good crisis. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Like being a woman, like being a racial religious tribal or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Every day is a crossroads. Every day is a chance to change your life and our world for the better. ~ Hillary Clinton.


I can’t stand whining. ~ Hillary Clinton.

We’re always going to argue about abortion. It’s a hard choice and it’s controversial, and that’s why I’m pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Don’t confuse having a career with having a life. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do. ~ Hillary Clinton.


Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Too many women in too many countries speak the same language, of silence… ~ Hillary Clinton.

Popular Hillary Clinton Quotes

Life is not easy for anyone. Sometimes you don’t see the challenges on the outside, but every single one of us has both those and everything that goes on inside as well. Give it your all. Dare to be all you can be. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Hair matters. Pay attention to your hair – because everyone else will. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Today’s college student is lazy and uninformed. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Do what is necessary to be resilient. You will get knocked down. What matters is that you get back up. ~ Hillary Clinton.

I am someone who hopes for the best and prepares for the worst. ~ Hillary Clinton.


Life is too short to dwell on what might have been. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Can’t react every time you’re insulted. Free people absorb destructive things and refuse to be destroyed. ~ Hillary Clinton.

No human being is immune to adversity or personal setbacks. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Giving every child a chance to reach their full potential is the best work anyone can do. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Every child needs a champion. ~ Hillary Clinton.

I have never lost faith in America’s essential goodness and greatness. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Powerful Hillary Clinton Quotes


Dynamism is a function of change. ~ Hillary Clinton.

I’m sorry. I don’t recall. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Let’s continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalized. ~ Hillary Clinton.

The worst thing that can happen in a democracy–as well as in an individual’s life – is to become cynical about the future and lose hope: that is the end, and we cannot let that happen. ~ Hillary Clinton.

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible. ~ Hillary Clinton.

You can bloom wherever you’re planted, if you put enough effort into it. ~ Hillary Clinton.


Women are the world’s most underused resource. ~ Hillary Clinton.

I have a lot of stamina and I have a lot of resilience. ~ Hillary Clinton.

Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been. We have to work together for what still can be. ~ Hillary Clinton.

So these were the 71 top Hillary Clinton quotes and sayings on life, politics and women.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Hermann Hesse quotes and Henry Nouwen quotes.

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