158+ Best Hillary Clinton Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker. Profoundly inspirational Hillary Clinton quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Hillary Clinton Quotes

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion. – Hillary Clinton

People can judge me for what I’ve done. And I think when somebody’s out in the public eye, that’s what they do. So, I’m fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for, and what I’ve always stood for. – Hillary Clinton

The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they’re not. – Hillary Clinton

There’s no such thing as other people’s children. – Hillary Clinton

We must realize that our destiny is strongly linked to the destiny of the poorest on this planet. – Hillary Clinton

I don’t ask anyone else to live my life. I have enough trouble doing that. – Hillary Clinton

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

I sometimes think that I didn’t leave the Republican Party, as much as it left me. – Hillary Clinton

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

We are having the 100th anniversary of 2015 year of the first in the nation primary in New Hampshire. And these voters take their responsibility very seriously. They like to kick the tires. They get the most up close and personal look in the entire arc of the campaign at the candidates. And debates are time consuming. – Hillary Clinton

My two secrets to staying healthy: wash your hands all the time. And, if you can’t, use Purell or one of the sanitizers. And the other is hot peppers. I eat a lot of hot peppers. I for some reason started doing that in 1992, and I swear by it. – Hillary Clinton

I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion. – Hillary Clinton

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

If you wish to fault the administration, it is that we didn’t have a clear picture and we probably didn’t do as clear a job explaining that we did not have a clear picture until days later. – Hillary Clinton

I have always believed that women are not victims, we are agents of change, we are drivers of projects. – Hillary Clinton

It is time to pick a side. Either we stand with the gun lobby or we join the president and stand up to them. – Hillary Clinton

I think that, given the threat that ISIS poses to the region and beyond, as we have sadly seen in our own country, it is important to keep the Iraqi army on a path where they can actually take back territory, to work with the Sunni tribes in Anbar province and elsewhere so that their fighters can be also deployed, to work with the Kurds to provide them the support, but they’re doing the fighting. We’re doing the support and enabling. – Hillary Clinton

With respect to my own husband, I am probably still going to pick the flowers and the china for state dinners and stuff like that. But I will certainly turn to him as prior presidents have for special missions, for advice. – Hillary Clinton

I will not let anyone into America that I think poses a risk to us. – Hillary Clinton

We’re going to fight for every vote in every state. We’re going to make a real difference in people’s lives. – 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

I have stood up and I have represented my constituents to the best of my abilities, and I’m very proud of that. – Hillary Clinton

I am all about new beginnings. A new grandchild, another new hairstyle, a new email account. Why not a new relationship with the press? – Hillary Clinton

I believe that America has the opportunity to once again live by our values, live up to our values in the 21st century, but I think that America can only do that if Americans can succeed. And there are lots of reasons why Americans today are feeling left out and left behind. – Hillary Clinton

But fighting to give women and girls a fighting chance isn’t a nice thing to-do. It isn’t some luxury that we get to when we have time on our hands to spend. This is a core imperative for every human being in every society. If we do not continue the campaign for women’s rights and opportunities, the world we want to live, the country we all love and cherish, will not be what it should be. – Hillary Clinton

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

I am delighted to be here in these new [Council on Foreign Relations] headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future. – Hillary Clinton

Of course, the economy has not been working for most Americans. Yes, of course, we have special interests that are unfortunately doing too much to rig the game. – Hillary Clinton

It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is. – Hillary Clinton

India has reduced its dependence on Iranian oil. I know their refineries have stopped asking for orders to purchase Iranian oil. – Hillary Clinton

Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity. – Hillary Clinton

Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom. – Hillary Clinton

I want to teach. I want to speak. I want to travel. – Hillary Clinton

The 1984 tax trials, when he appealed his New York state and New York City audits, were about Donald Trump claiming zero revenue for his consulting business and taking over $600,000 of deductions, for which he couldn’t produce any documentation, no receipts, no checks, nothing, those two elements, zero income and huge deductions, combined with his own tax guy testifying under oath, that’s my signature, but I didn’t prepare that tax return, those are very strong badges of fraud. – Hillary Clinton

There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who’ve historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want. – Hillary Clinton

A man you can bait with a Tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons. – Hillary Clinton

When Donald Trump says a distinguished judge born in Indiana can’t do his job because of his Mexican heritage, or he mocks a reporter with disabilities, or calls women pigs, it goes against everything we stand for. – Hillary Clinton

Seen in the context of Donald Trump having committed sales tax fraud in the past, which is indisputable, I think that it’s reasonable for the American public to ask, did you go beyond what’s lawful, maybe scandalously lawful, but lawful, and violate the law? – Hillary Clinton

I believe capital gains, for the most part, should be taxed the same way we tax income from hard work, sweat, and toil. And if we do those things, we can be a country that actually can afford debt-free college again. – Hillary Clinton

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

I feel like I have had the most amazing life in my public service. – Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump participated in something known as the empty box scam. He bought $65,000 worth of jewelry from Bulgari across the street from Trump Tower and had the record show that it was mailed to him in an out-of-state address. Now, if you’re not a New York resident, you may not have to pay sales tax if the jewelry is mailed to you in another state. The problem is, they were empty boxes. It was proven. – Hillary Clinton

What difference, at this point, does it make? – Hillary Clinton

At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort and encouragement. – Hillary Clinton

There’s a certain consistency to who I am and what I do, and I think people have finally said, ‘Well, you know, I kinda get her now.’ I’ve actually had people say that to me. – Hillary Clinton

Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting – it’s kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about. – Hillary Clinton

We can do better. …We can’t ignore the inequalities that persist in our justice system that undermine our most deeply held values of fairness and equality. – Hillary Clinton

In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change. – Hillary Clinton

Presidents should be very careful at all times in discussing the use or non-use of nuclear weapons. Presidents since the cold war have used nuclear deterrence to keep the peace, and I don’t believe that any president should make any blanket statements with respect to the use or non-use of nuclear weapons. – Hillary Clinton

Reconciling with an adversary that can be as brutal as the Taliban sounds distasteful, even unimaginable. And diplomacy would be easy if we only had to talk to our friends. But that is not how one makes peace. – Hillary Clinton

I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigration. – Hillary Clinton

I feel like my political beliefs are rooted in the conservatism that I was raised with. – Hillary Clinton

We need better police training. – Hillary Clinton

Who is going to find out? These women are trash. Nobody’s going to believe them. – Hillary Clinton

Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams. – Hillary Clinton

I don’t think the police, even if we train them, can be, you know, as good as psychologists and psychiatrists and others knowing what is happening to somebody. So we’ve got to have a more coherent, comprehensive approach. – Hillary Clinton

Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. – Hillary Clinton

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

Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, a guide and pillar of stability for many of our people. – Hillary Clinton

When I was in the Senate, I had eight great years working with the community on major issues, trying to deal with problems that people brought to my attention. That’s certainly what I intend to do as president. I think that is what President Obama has done. – Hillary Clinton

There is absolutely no disconnect between common sense gun safety measures and protecting the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. – Hillary Clinton

I say a lot of things – millions of words a day – so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement. – Hillary Clinton

What Donald Trump has done is to make it possible for people who had racist, sexist, and all kinds of prejudices and bigotry to put them right out there. – Hillary Clinton

In this world and the world of tomorrow, we must go forward together or not at all. – Hillary Clinton

You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot. – Hillary Clinton

Trickle-down did not work. It got us into the mess we were in, in 2008 and 2009. Slashing taxes on the wealthy hasn’t worked. And a lot of really smart, wealthy people know that. And they are saying, hey, we need to do more to make the contributions we should be making to rebuild the middle class. – Hillary Clinton

I’m not going to be able to wave a magic wand and change everybody’s thoughts. That’s something that can only happen by people working on themselves and being held to account by the rest of us, but what Donald Trump’s done really unleashed a lot of darkness and divisiveness. – Hillary Clinton

All of our presidents come into office looking so vigorous … They grow grayer and grayer, and by the time they leave, they’re as white as the building they live in … I have one big advantage: I’ve been coloring my hair for years. So you’re not going to see me turn white in the White House. – Hillary Clinton

Every one of us every day has choices to make about the kind of person we are and what we wish to become. You can decide to be someone who brings people together, or you can fall prey to those who wish to divide us. You can be someone who educates yourself, or you can believe that being negative is clever and being cynical is fashionable. You have a choice. – Hillary Clinton

I think you have to take the man at his word [Donald Trump]. Is kind of an equal-opportunity insulter. He started by calling Mexican immigrants’ rapists and criminals. He moved on to denigrating John McCain’s heroism during the Vietnam War. He has gone after people with disabilities. He has said Muslims should be kept out of our country. He certainly has gone after individual women in the media, in the political arena. – Hillary Clinton

Words matter when you run for president. And they really matter when you are president. – Hillary Clinton

I certainly think the free market has failed. – Hillary Clinton

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

There’s a difference between fair game and playing games. – Hillary Clinton

If a country doesn’t recognize minority rights and human rights, including women’s rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible. – Hillary Clinton

You don’t walk away if you love someone. You help the person. – Hillary Clinton

I will read anything by Laura Hillenbrand, Walter Isaacson, Barbara Kingsolver, John le Carre, John Grisham, Hilary Mantel, Toni Morrison, Anna Quindlen and Alice Walker. – Hillary Clinton

I used to sit on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and wonder why the Senate was always going into recess, until in my first year I realized how intense the pressure was. – Hillary Clinton

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

I like live audiences, with real people – virtual reality is no substitute. – Hillary Clinton

I mean, honestly, we have to be clear that the life for many Afghan women is not that much different than it was a hundred years ago, 200 years ago. The country has lived with so much violence and conflict that many people, men and women, just want it to be over. – Hillary Clinton

You know, I think of the global economy as an inverted triangle, resting on the shoulders of the American consumer. And if the American consumer cannot have enough disposable income in order to maintain a standard of living that creates more opportunities generation after generation, that’s bad for everybody. – Hillary Clinton

Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it’s a personal life or a national life. – Hillary Clinton

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days – we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote. – Hillary Clinton

We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life. – Hillary Clinton

If you’re not comfortable with public speaking – and nobody starts out comfortable; you have to learn how to be comfortable – practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at work that you trust. – 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

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

There is no formula that I’m aware of for being a successful or fulfilled woman today. – Hillary Clinton

It’s impossible to know what happens in the fog of war. – Hillary Clinton

There is no doubt that America remains the premier political, economic, military power in the world, and I both expect and count on it remaining so, because I think that’s certainly in our best interest but also the best interests of the world. – Hillary Clinton

Showing up is not all of life – but it counts for a lot. – Hillary Clinton

Everybody feels they have been trespassed upon, and nearly everybody has trespassed on somebody else, maybe not intentionally. – Hillary Clinton

Whether a woman’s running for office or she’s supporting her husband who’s running for office and she gets criticized for wearing open-toed shoes or for the color of her coat, there’s just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena. – Hillary Clinton

The candidates we have in this campaign are… the most accomplished, in terms of public service, that we’ve had since 1960. One of them will be successful. – Hillary Clinton

I don’t have any comment on who the people of Russia choose to be their leaders. – Hillary Clinton

In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well, I want you all to know that I’m keeping a chart. – Hillary Clinton

Women standing up for each other is critically important. – Hillary Clinton

It is a fact that around the world the elites of every country are making money. – Hillary Clinton

I think the world would be a lot better off if more people were to define themselves in terms of their own standards and values and not what other people said or thought about them. – Hillary Clinton

I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to be stolen State Department cables. But I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential, including private discussions between counterparts or our diplomats’ personal assessments and observations. – Hillary Clinton

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process. – Hillary Clinton

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

What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities. – Hillary Clinton

When does life start? When does it end? Who makes these decisions? … Every day, in hospitals and homes and hospices… people are struggling with those profound issues. – Hillary Clinton

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle. – 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. – Hillary Clinton

I feel very blessed to have a partner in life who supports me, who is enthusiastic about what I want to do, who has been a great father, and who will be a fabulous grandfather. – Hillary Clinton

I’m undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair. – Hillary Clinton

As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics. – Hillary Clinton

Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. – Hillary Clinton

At the end of the day, you know, love does not happen between two perfect people as much as we would wish. – Hillary Clinton

You have to test your ideas in a public forum. – Hillary Clinton

Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys, when I was a tomboy, was a great way to learn about winning and losing, and most girls didn’t have that experience. – 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

If you can’t compete fairly, honestly, effectively, no government should intervene. Now, some governments do. They prop up failing industries. – Hillary Clinton

Hard men present hard choices – none more so than Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia. – Hillary Clinton

I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism, not being able to see one’s face, not being able to have some sense of communication in that way, is for many societies a challenge. – Hillary Clinton

When women participate in peace-making and peacekeeping, we are all safer and more secure. – Hillary Clinton

The truth is that sometimes it is hard even for me to recognize the Hillary Clinton that other people see. – Hillary Clinton

I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done. – Hillary Clinton

We don’t have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job, which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way. – Hillary Clinton

The First Lady role is really difficult. It has no job description… You have to create it for yourself. – Hillary Clinton

Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right. – Hillary Clinton

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

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. – 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

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

Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice. – Hillary Clinton

The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems. – Hillary Clinton

The first lesson I’ve learned is that no matter what you do in your life, you have to figure out your own internal rhythms – I mean, what works for you doesn’t necessarily work for your friend. – Hillary Clinton

I, for one, respect those who believe with all their hearts and conscience that there are no circumstances under which any abortion should ever be available. – 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

You know, my view is that we have a big world out there. – Hillary Clinton

Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle. – Hillary Clinton

If you get so unequal that people believe they don’t have a chance, that the field isn’t level for them and their children, that puts democracy at risk. – Hillary Clinton

It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy. – Hillary Clinton

You can go into neighborhoods in the United States where people dress a certain way because they don’t want to be out of touch, where boys wear pants down to their knees, which nobody has compelled them to do but they pick up the cultural norms, or where girls are improperly dressed by my eyes, but that’s what they see in the media. – Hillary Clinton

There are rich people everywhere, and yet they don’t contribute to the growth of their countries. – Hillary Clinton

The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future. – Hillary Clinton

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

You feel sometimes when you hear analysts and knowledgeable people talking about Iran that they fear so much about the survival of the regime, because deep down it’s not a legitimate regime, it doesn’t represent the will of the people, it’s kind of morphed into kind of a military theocracy. – Hillary Clinton

My overall goal is to level the playing field for American businesses. – Hillary Clinton

When a new president comes in, a new president gets to clean house. – Hillary Clinton

The United States, obviously, has a great interest in helping to maintain peace and security in Europe, and we have a formal alliance, NATO, to do so. – Hillary Clinton

I’ve never understood the division between so-called realists and so-called idealists. – 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

The need for peace in Northern Ireland goes well beyond political stability. It now speaks to regional Europe and even global stability. – Hillary Clinton

If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 percent approval. – Hillary Clinton

It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children’s and grandchildren’s fates, are decided. – Hillary Clinton

I don’t think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me. – Hillary Clinton

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

When I was younger and women first started to get in public positions, in my case the law, we went through a period where we wore those little ribbon ties, little bows. We tried to figure out what was our appropriate dress. – Hillary Clinton

Wealthy women have rights in every country. And poor women don’t. – Hillary Clinton

I fought all my life for women to make their own choices, in their personal and professional lives. I made mine. – Hillary Clinton

When it comes to the Middle East, this is always a very difficult issue for any American president. – Hillary Clinton

We can’t go to people who have lost their job at GM and say, ‘Oh, by the way, we are going to pay money to build a road here or inoculate children there,’ unless we can demonstrate that it is in America’s interest. I happen to think it is. – Hillary Clinton

I don’t think it’s at all weakening of the system if people with the same last name put themselves forward to the electorate, when their experiences, their character, and in my case, gender, may be different. – Hillary Clinton

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