"People see I am a mother and head of a household. Today in Chile, one-third of households are run by women. They wake up, take the children to school, go to work. To them I am hope."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Michelle Bachelet on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Michelle Bachelet on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Michelle Bachelet on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Michelle Bachelet on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Michelle Bachelet on Dalai Lama
"In today's interdependent world, a threat to one becomes a menace to all. And no state can defeat these challenges and threats alone."
"I was not born in a home where there were stereotypes. So that was very useful because it gave me the sense of possibilities, of flying, if I may say, of making my hopes and dreams a reality."
"When women earn the money for the family, everyone in the family benefits. We also know that when women have an income, everyone wins because women dedicate 90% of the income to health, education, to food security, to the children, to the family, or to the community, so when women have an income, everybody wins."
"One of the factors a country's economy depends on is human capital. If you don't provide women with adequate access to healthcare, education and employment, you lose at least half of your potential. So, gender equality and women's empowerment bring huge economic benefits."
"The 2010 global gender gap report by the World Economic Forum shows that countries with better gender equality have faster-growing, more competitive economies."