"I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Golda Meir on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Golda Meir on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Golda Meir on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Golda Meir on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Golda Meir on Winston Churchill
"Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do."
"I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively."
"The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with."
"Being seventy is not a sin."
"To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man."