Hillary Clinton

Born: October 26, 1947

Occupation: Former United States Secretary of State

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Hillary Clinton

when you stumble, keep faith. And when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on.

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We are, all of us, exploring a world none of us understands...searching for a more immediate, ecstatic, and penetrating mode of living...for the integrity, the courage to be whole, living in relation to...

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Everything that happens in America happens in New York.

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Although we were not able to shatter that highest and hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you it has 18 million cracks in it, and the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with...

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Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.

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I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate...

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Home is a child's first and most important classroom.

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What did you do with the time and talents i gave you? God's question...

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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.

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

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Fail to plan, plan to fail.

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

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We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. that is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the...

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First, we parents have to back up school authority and quit making excuses for our kids when they misbehave.

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They [parents] can resist the impulse to "prove" their love by showering children with things they do not need and give them precisous time and attention instead.

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Faith is like stepping off a cliff and expecting one of two outcomes- you will either land on solid ground or you will be taught to fly.

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One thing we know for sure is that change is certain. Progress is not. Progress depends on the choices we make today for tomorrow and on whether we meet our challenges and protect our values.

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Too many women in too many countries speak the same language, of silence...

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Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely - and the right to be heard.

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To LGBT men and women worldwide, let me say this: wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your life, whether you are connected to a network of support or feel isolated and vulnerable, please...

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You want me to tell you what my husband thinks? My husband is not secretary of state; I am. If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband.

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It's time that we move from good words to good works, from sound bites to sound solutions.

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Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat. Women often have to flee from the only homes they have ever known. Women are often the...

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I wonder if it's possible to be a Republican and a Christian at the same time.

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I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all.

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Over the years, so many of the barriers that prevented people from getting married, crossing lines of faith or color or ethnicity have just disappeared. Because what's important is: 'Are you making a responsible...

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From her concession speech: Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it...You can be so proud that, from now...

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Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I'm well aware of, but that's just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one...

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We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor, send the First Lady.

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I'm going to be pitching Andy Cohen on a new show for Bravo. We can call it 'Project Pantsuit.'

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I've often thought that when something is hard for you, whether it's going to law school or anything else that challenges you, that's probably what you should do.

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Parenthood has the power to redefine every aspect of life - marriage, work, relationships with family and friends. Those helpless bundles of power and promise that come into our world show us our true...

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

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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...

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No human being is immune to adversity or personal setbacks.

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Motown, Motown, that's my era. Those are my people.

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

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Our global future depends on the willingness of every nation to invest in its people, especially women and children.

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Everyone has some dysfunction in their families. They have to deal with it. You don't walk away if you love someone. You help the person.

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Gay people are born into, and belong to, every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we...

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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.

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I always believed you could learn something from nearly everybody you meet, if you're open to it.

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We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!

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I think because I really didn't have a good strategy for my campaign. I didn't plan it the right way. ... As a candidate who was already so well known ... I don't think I ever said, 'Yes, you may have...

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Why do I have to keep proving to people that I am not a liar?!

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True transformation only comes from sustainable strategies.

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Our challenge is much more pervasive than it would be if we were just facing one enemy in one place. [Instead there is] the Middle East, Iraq, North Korea, Iran. There's a relatively long list that we...

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I don't spend my hours plotting for somebody else's downfall.

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Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is . . . For me, that balance is family, work, and service.

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One of the best investments we can make is to give our kids the ingredients they need to develop in the first five years of life.

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Like it or not, women are always subject to criticism if they show too much feeling in public.

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

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The first years of life are not just important; they are more crucial to shaping children than any other time. Even before they speak, children are extremely sensitive to the messages adults send them.

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Children exist in the world as well as in the family. From the moment they are born, they depend on a host of other 'grown-ups - grandparents, neighbors, teachers, ministers, employers, political leaders,...

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I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime.

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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...

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Just as women's rights are human rights, women's progress is human progress,

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Freedom is never granted. It is earned by each generation... in the face of tyranny, cruelty, oppression, extremism, sometimes there is only one choice. When the world looks to America, America looks to...

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No government can love a child, and no policy can substitute for a family's care. But at the same time, government can either support or undermine families as they cope with moral, social and economic...

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It's important to recognize that expanding the circle of opportunity and increasing the democratic potential of our own society, as well as those across the world, is a continuing process of inclusion.

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We cannot eradicate violence if we do not build strong, inclusive communities

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Heavens, no! It could get subpoenaed. I can't write anything. When asked if she had a diary.

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Never waste a good crisis...Don't waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security.

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We acknowledge-now with President Obama-that we have made mistakes in the United States, and we along with other developed countries have contributed most significantly to the problem we face with climate...

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The harder they hit, the more encouraged I get.

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We know that much of the training and the direction for terrorists comes from Pakistan and the border area with Afghanistan

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It takes a village to raise a child.

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Women are always being tested ... but ultimately, each of us has to define who we are individually and then do the very best job we can to grow into it.

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

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The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not.

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I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.

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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.

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You don't walk away if you love someone. You help the person.

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I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction.

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

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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.

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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...

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In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space...

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

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

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Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.

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Gay rights are human rights.

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I can't stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they're not happy with the choices they've made.

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

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You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality.

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I'm one of those people who thinks that changing one's hair is the only part of the body that you can change at will.

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'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in.

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

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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.

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

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It should never be a crime to be gay.

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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.

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

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Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers.

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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.

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I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigration.

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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.

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I believe in a zone of privacy.

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You cannot have development in today's world without partnering with the private sector.

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Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism...

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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...

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Let's continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalized.

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I never thought that the long haired, bearded guy I married in law school would end up being President.

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Showing up is not all of life - but it counts for a lot.

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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...

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Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.

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

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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.

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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...

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I want to teach. I want to speak. I want to travel.

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Of course, parents are the most important people in a child's life.

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All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them.

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

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

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

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Well I think in a marriage you have to be honest and ask yourself, you know, what is my role? What is my responsibility?

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I don't have any comment on who the people of Russia choose to be their leaders.

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I've had extraordinary good luck with my health, other than a broken elbow.

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Wealthy women have rights in every country. And poor women don't.

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Egypt is a large, complex, very important country.

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Whether a woman's running for office or she's supporting her husband who's running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat, there's just a lot of history...

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I have a lot of stamina and I have a lot of resilience.

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

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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.

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Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self-interest.

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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.

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You have to be true to yourself.

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I have to defend my husband.

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Every president, if you watch what they look like when they come into office, you can see their hair turn white because it's such a hard job.

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I don't think that strategically it is smart to begin cutting your options when the other side does not move at all.

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I have not supported same-sex marriage. I have supported civil partnerships and contractual relationships.

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I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position.

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I think I'm chronically exhausted.

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I wish I were taller and thinner but the hair you can do something about.

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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.

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There are rich people everywhere, and yet they don't contribute to the growth of their countries.

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When an army unit returns from service in Iraq or Afghanistan, it barely gets a breather before it begins training for its next deployment.

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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.

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

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Children today will grow up taking for granted that an African-American or a woman can, yes, become the president of the United States.

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Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I'm in. So I'm no expert on it.

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Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.

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I sometimes think that I didn't leave the Republican Party, as much as it left me.

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

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My father was raised with brothers, he was a football player and a boxer, he was a chief petty officer in the Navy, he was a man of his times.

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There is a hunger for the United States to be present again.

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In nearly every religion I am aware of, there is a variation of the golden rule. And even for the non-religious, it is a tenet of people who believe in humanistic principles.

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Everybody has some dysfunction in their families.

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

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

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I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts.

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I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.

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No nation can meet the world's challenges alone.

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Now I know that Wal-Mart's policies do not reflect the best way of doing business and the values that I think are important in America.

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People have to stop employing illegal immigrants.

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

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

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You can't just give a speech and expect people to fall down and agree with you.

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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.

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I'm one of these very focused people when it comes to day-to-day work, and I'm trying not to think about what comes next so that I can stay very focused on what I'm doing now.

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Democracies have to be careful that they do not become so process-driven.

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Democracy is still a radical idea in a world where we often confuse images with realities, words with actions.

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Dynamism is a function of change.

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Freedom means the right of people to assemble, organize, and debate openly.

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I am neither frustrated nor planning anything other than being the best Secretary of State I could be.

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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.

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I don't think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard.

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I drink tons of water. Just as much water as I can possibly drink.

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I have won elections and I have lost elections.

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I like live audiences, with real people - virtual reality is no substitute.

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I mean, I'm a big believer in talking to people when you can and trying to solve problems when you can.

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I meet with people all day long.

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I never thought I would end up being the Senator from New York.

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I think it's fair to say that diplomacy today requires much more of that if you're the United States of America than it did 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago.

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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.

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I was in civil society long before I was ever in politics or my husband was ever even elected president.

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I won the youth vote in Massachusetts and in California. I did very well with it in Ohio.

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I'll get involved in philanthropy.

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I've always been intrigued by the Senate, and admired many of the people who have served there.

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I've been really at the highest levels of American political life.

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I've never understood multi-party democracy. It's hard enough with two parties.

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

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In my family, we were Americans, we were Republicans and we were Methodists.

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Individual consciences are fine but individual consciences have to be made manifest.

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It is very clear that the people in Afghanistan do not want the Taliban back.

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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.

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Oh, I've never been asked a silly question in my entire life.

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On some campuses, change is effected through nonviolent or even violent means.

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One of the things I have been preaching around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites.

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Sometimes overturning brutal regimes takes time and costs lives. I wish it weren't so. I really, really do.

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Sometimes, in public life, people ask inappropriate, off-the-wall kinds of questions, don't they?

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

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The nuclear arsenal that Pakistan has, I believe is secure. I think the government and the military have taken adequate steps to protect that.

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The people of New York took a big chance on me. And I'm well aware of that.

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The Russians and the Chinese have been absolutely clear they don't want to see Iran with a nuclear weapon.

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The safe haven that al-Qaida has found in Pakistan is very troubling.

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

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There hasn't been anybody whose life has been picked apart and distorted as much as mine.

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There is no formula that I'm aware of for being a successful or fulfilled woman today.

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There's no day that is the same as the day before. So you have to be energized; you have to be focused.

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This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath.

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We know in New York we have several million at any one time who are in New York illegally.

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Well, human security is a concept that I am very committed to enshrining in American foreign policy.

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Well, I think both Russia and China have a very strong aversion to interference in internal affairs.

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Well, I think, by definition, all power has limits.

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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.

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When my hair was shorter, I used to get it done every couple of days... but I got tired of that.

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You know no one will ever accuse me as having the same policies as George W. Bush.

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You're not a leader if you haven't been elected.

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I just think that giving a child a chance and sharing what you have with a child is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, as well as a child.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have absolutely no interest in running for president again. None. None. I mean, I know that's hard for some people to believe, but, you know, I just don't.

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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...

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One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

Egypt has been a partner of the United States over the last 30 years, has been instrumental in keeping the peace in the Middle East between Egypt and Israel, which is a critical accomplishment that has...

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Hillary Clinton

I also believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity for the United States and European Union to lead the world in developing and implementing new and more efficient technologies - smart electrical...

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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.

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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,...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hillary Clinton

China is starting an English-speaking television network around the world, Russia is, Al Jazeera. And the BBC is cutting back on its many language services around the world.

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Hillary Clinton

What difference, at this point, does it make?

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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,...

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Hillary Clinton

The importance of building relationships among colleagues, of trying to create coalitions behind the issues that you are championing, was not something I ever had much insight into until I was elected...

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

A nuclear-weapons armed Iran is not in anyone's human-rights interests. That is a direct threat to the lives and the livelihoods and the stability not only of the region but beyond.

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Hillary Clinton

A psychologist once told me that for a boy being in the middle of a conflict between two women is the worst possible situation. There's always a desire to please each one.

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Hillary Clinton

Countries that will not tax their elite who expect us to come in and help them serve their people are just not going to get the kind of help from us that historically they may have.

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Hillary Clinton

For centuries, New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's...

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Hillary Clinton

I always supported the women I worked with having time off to go to parent-teacher conferences and doctors' appointments or bringing their infants into the office.

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Hillary Clinton

I am shocked at how much time I spend in the White House. I mean, you know, for people on the outside, the idea of going to the White House for a meeting must seem like the most important, serious, even...

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Hillary Clinton

I don't think the Egyptian people want to see what is a very clear effort to obtain political and economic rights turn into any kind of new form of oppression or suppression or violence or letting loose...

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

I think that we have to be constantly asking ourselves, 'How do we calculate the risk?' And sometimes we don't calculate it correctly; we either overstate it or understate it.

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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.

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Hillary Clinton

In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.

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Hillary Clinton

Now, I know there are many Americans who say, 'Get out of Afghanistan. Bring 'em all home.' And there are others who say, 'Put in hundreds of thousands of more.'

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

We have a close, unshakable bond between the United States and Israel, and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world, and we...

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Hillary Clinton

We would very much like to see Iran take a position as a responsible leader that doesn't intimidate or threaten or scare its neighbors and others. But the choice is really up to Iran and we're going to...

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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.

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

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

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Hillary Clinton

There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.

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Hillary Clinton

Let us not forget that among [women's] rights is the right to speak freely.

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Hillary Clinton

I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life

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Hillary Clinton

The children-my own and other people's-became the passion of my personal and professional life.

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Hillary Clinton

We are Americans, We have the right to participate and debate any administration.

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Hillary Clinton

I can survive setbacks, I've survived a lot of setbacks in my life. I don't see them as anything other than the natural ebb and flow of life and politics.

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Hillary Clinton

I also learned that a person was not necessarily bad just because you did not agree with him, and that if you believed in something, you had better be prepared to defend it.

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

I'm still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life as such an affectionate and levelheaded woman.

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Hillary Clinton

It's important to underscore this overriding fact: women are not just victims of conflict-they are agents of peace and agents of change.

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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.

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Hillary Clinton

My own country's record on human rights for gay people is far from perfect.

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Hillary Clinton

Gay rights and human rights are...one and the same.

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Hillary Clinton

Being LGBT does not make you less human.

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Hillary Clinton

It is a violation of human rights when governments declare it illegal to be gay.

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Hillary Clinton

Costs are incurred whenever any group is treated as lesser or the other, whether they are women, racial, or religious minorities, or the LGBT.

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Hillary Clinton

Violence toward women isn't cultural; it's criminal.

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Hillary Clinton

What was once justified as sanctioned by God is now properly reviled as an unconscionable violation of human rights.

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Hillary Clinton

No practice or tradition trumps the human rights that belong to all of us.

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Hillary Clinton

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

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Hillary Clinton

It is because the human experience is universal that human rights are universal.

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Hillary Clinton

No one has ever abandoned a belief because he was forced to do so.

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Hillary Clinton

While we are each free to believe whatever we choose, we cannot do whatever we choose.

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Hillary Clinton

Laws that discriminate validate other kinds of discrimination.

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Hillary Clinton

Laws that require equal protections reinforce the moral imperative of equality.

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Hillary Clinton

It is often the case that laws must change before fears about change dissipate.

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Hillary Clinton

Often those who are denied rights are least empowered to bring about the changes they seek.

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Hillary Clinton

Acting alone, minorities can never achieve the majorities necessary for political change.

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Hillary Clinton

When any part of humanity is sidelined, the rest of us cannot sit on the sidelines.

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Hillary Clinton

In the fight for women's rights, the support of men remains crucial.

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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.

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Hillary Clinton

I don't believe that people vote for President based on spouses. I don't even think they vote much based on vice presidents or any other factor. I think they choose between the two people who are running.

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Hillary Clinton

I stand in support of this common sense legislation to license everyone who wishes to purchase a gun...I also believe that every new handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry

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Hillary Clinton

The first step is to take weapons off the streets and to put more police on them.

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Hillary Clinton

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

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Hillary Clinton

...but we also know that to be educated, the goal of it must be human liberation-liberation enabling each of us to fulfill our capacity so as to be free to create within and around ourselves.

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Hillary Clinton

It's important to take criticism seriously - not personally.

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Hillary Clinton

Learn how to take criticism seriously, but not personally.

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Hillary Clinton

Laws and traditions that hold back women, hold back entire societies.

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Hillary Clinton

We are going backwards in a field that’s supposed to be all about moving forward

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Hillary Clinton

I think this..."perfectionist gene" that too many young women have holds them back, and instead they should be really aiming for "good enough." You don't have to be perfect. Most men never think like that....

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Hillary Clinton

For more than a half a century, we know that we prospered because of a bipartisan consensus on defense and foreign policy. We must do more than return to that sensible, cooperative approach.

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

The United Nations and the Organization of American States have named 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. This is an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the...

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Hillary Clinton

When women thrive, economies thrive.

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Hillary Clinton

Most of the movies about the future show aliens descending from outer space determined to blow up the world, and somehow they always begin or end with Washington D.C.

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Hillary Clinton

In my own country, many of the movies in recent years express our innate fears about what awaits us. They are apocalyptic visions that leave only a few people on earth-whole cities surviving under domes...

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Hillary Clinton

Remember that movie Independence Day, where invaders were coming from outer space and the whole world was united against the invasion? Why can't we be united on behalf of our planet? And that's what I...

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Hillary Clinton

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

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Hillary Clinton

I think that in an age where so much information is flying through cyberspace, we all have to be aware of the fact that some information which is sensitive, which does affect the security of individuals...

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country.

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Hillary Clinton

We are here to advance the cause of women and to advance the cause of democracy and to make it absolutely clear that the two are inseparable.

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Hillary Clinton

I would say to the new leadership the American people are ready to meet you if you move forward toward the path of democracy.

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Hillary Clinton

As long as there are those who are willing to shed blood and take innocent life in the name of religion, the name of God, the world will never know a true and lasting peace.

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Hillary Clinton

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

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Hillary Clinton

My view is that, you know, life unfolds at its own rhythm. You know, I have never lived a life that I thought I could plan out. And I'm just trying to do the best I can every day. I find I have a lot to...

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Hillary Clinton

Refraining from violence is not a sign of weakness in one's faith but a sign that one's faith is unshakeable

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Hillary Clinton

It is absolutely without contradiction that when women are encouraged to participate in the formal economies of their societies, the economy grows.

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Hillary Clinton

There are resources to help and simple steps that parents, preschools, businesses, and communities can take to help our kids succeed, because we're all in this together, and that's what the Too Small to...

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Hillary Clinton

What we are learning around the world is that if women are healthy and educated, their families will flourish. If women are free from violence, their families will flourish. If women have a chance to work...

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Hillary Clinton

Don't you someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America?

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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.

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Hillary Clinton

When women participate in the economy everyone benefits.

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Hillary Clinton

If I didn't kick his ass every day? he wouldn't be worth anything.

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Hillary Clinton

It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity.

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Hillary Clinton

I certainly think the free-market has failed.

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Hillary Clinton

We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground.

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Hillary Clinton

We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West.

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Hillary Clinton

I am a fan of the social policies that you find in Europe

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Hillary Clinton

The only way to make a difference is to acquire power.

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Hillary Clinton

You know, I'm going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I'm going to start thinking of her as a human being.

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Hillary Clinton

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

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Hillary Clinton

He ran a gas station down in St. Louis... No, Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of the 20th century.

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Hillary Clinton

God bless the America we are trying to create.

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Hillary Clinton

We have a lot of kids who don't know what works means. They think work is a four-letter word.

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Hillary Clinton

I have to confess that it's crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian.

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Hillary Clinton

I have said that I'm not running and I'm having a great time being pres — being a first-term senator.

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Hillary Clinton

Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle.

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Hillary Clinton

Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.

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Hillary Clinton

With all due respect, the fact is, we had four dead Americans! Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference...

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Hillary Clinton

We cannot let a minority of people hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

Look at the very people who are involved in this. They have popped up in other settings. The great story here for anybody willing to find it, write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy...

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Hillary Clinton

I do not think homosexuality is immoral.

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Hillary Clinton

I have a history with charismatic, attractive men who just wear me out,

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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...

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Hillary Clinton

Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure...

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Hillary Clinton

I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is trusting the individual to make...

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Hillary Clinton

Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me. But they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim. They all want to control women. They want...

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Hillary Clinton

Women have to support other women.

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Hillary Clinton

I rarely meet a young man who doesn't already think he is.

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Hillary Clinton

My husband may have his faults, but he has never lied to me.

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Hillary Clinton

In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapon stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear...

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Hillary Clinton

What the champions of suffrage understood was that the vote is not just a symbol of our equality, but that it can be, if used, a guarantee of results.

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Hillary Clinton

Among the most striking things that I have learned is how much we have in common. I've sat down with people everywhere, discussing what was in their hearts and on their minds. And it doesn't take long...

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Hillary Clinton

As women and as lawyers, we must never again shy from raising our voices against sexual harassment.

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Hillary Clinton

Military activities (are) not a role for the United States. There needs to be a number of steps that Maliki and his government must take to demonstrate that he is committed to an inclusive Iraq, something...

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Hillary Clinton

LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. I support...

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Hillary Clinton

Every child needs a champion.

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Hillary Clinton

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...

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Hillary Clinton

The present system is unsustainable. The only question is whether we will master the change or it will master us.

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Hillary Clinton

It took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush, it may take another Clinton to clean up after the second one

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Hillary Clinton

Don't confuse having a career with having a life.

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Hillary Clinton

For everyone here in Ohio and across America who's been ever been counted out but refused to be knocked out, for everyone who has stumbled but stood right back up, and for everyone who works hard and never...

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Hillary Clinton

In every religion, there are those who would drape themselves in the mantle of belief and faith only to distort it's most sacred teachings - preaching intolerance and resorting to violence.

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Hillary Clinton

We regret mistakes were made.

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Hillary Clinton

You know, people make a lot of money talking about me, don't they? They just get on those shows, and they talk away. There's nothing I can do. And that's one of the great lessons I try to convey in my...

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Hillary Clinton

We do not have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy.

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Hillary Clinton

The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation

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Hillary Clinton

There is no doubt that the increasing numbers of women in the economy has helped fuel significant growth everywhere. And economies that are making the shift more effectively and rapidly are dramatically...

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Hillary Clinton

Don't let anybody tell you that it's corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know that old theory, "trickle-down economics". That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.

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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.

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Hillary Clinton

If left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he...

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Hillary Clinton

I mean you've got a conservative and right-winged press presence with really nothing on the other end of the political spectrum.

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Hillary Clinton

I'm sorry. I don't recall

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Hillary Clinton

We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.

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Hillary Clinton

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

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Hillary Clinton

Freedom means the right to assemble, organize, and debate openly. It means not taking citizens away from their loved ones and jailing them, mistreating them, or denying them their freedom or dignity because...

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Hillary Clinton

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

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