Hillary Clinton Quotes:
As we all know, Hillary Clinton is in news for her participation in the presidential elections. Few days ago, even Barrack Obama mentioned that Hillary would make a very good president. It might be a nice change of wind to see a woman president occupying the centre stage. Sharing a few inspirational quotes by Hillary Clinton
Further information and analysis on the quotes is as below. Most of Hillary’s life has been in the public stream and has represented New York in the senate from 2001-2009 and has been the first lady of US from 1993-2001. Here are a few of her quotes – excerpts from her public speeches and her book – Hard Choices
“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.”
– Hillary Clinton
Well, we all have a second choice and we all have responsibilities that can keep us away from what we want to do with our lives. But only we can decide if those are going to be our reasons or our motivating factors. The choice and the outcomes rest with us and we need to make it count.
“I always believed you could learn something from nearly everybody you meet, if you’re open to it.’
– Hillary Clinton
We all have a tonne of things which we have done in our lives and are extremely proud of them. Pride is a good thing – it comes from the achievements we make in life owing to our hard work and commitment. However that doesn’t mean that the others haven’t achieved much, they have done a lot more than meets the eye. If we are open to it, there is so much more to people than meets the eye.
“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.”
We all make mistakes, we all fall in our lives. But that never is the failure. The failure is when we refuse to stand up again cos we are so afraid to lose. Everyone is afraid to lose, no one likes it. But that doesn’t make someone the loser, the failure to attempt again, the failure to dust oneself off and try again makes one the really loser. We should go on for what we believe in cos no one else ever will!
“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.”
Well, life is a bit ironic isn’t it? Not much happens the exact way as we planned. And the more challenges we take, the more we are thrown off balance and made to make amends. But that is something that we don’t have much of a control on. What matters is how we respond to it and stand up to the challenges of life.
“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.”
Of course people are going to criticize us, they are going to make fun and even point fingers at you. It doesn’t make them wrong. It doesn’t make you wrong. Try to see if there is any sense to it, if there is any truth or anything at all you can use. The calmer you are, the more practical you get and see that there is a real joy in criticism too. Nothing actually goes a waste, it is the principle of utility 🙂
“We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness”
Every little thing we do in life counts. Life is not just about a few great things, a few great achievements we can put up on the wall and feel happy about, it is in the random acts of kindness, those smiles which we can infuse into people’s lives and those acts of kindness which can make a difference, not only to them but also to us and our perspectives of life.
‘I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they’ve made. You live in a time when there are endless choices… Money certainly helps, and having that kind of financial privilege goes a long way, but you don’t even have to have money for it. But you have to work on yourself… Do something!’
It is sometimes natural to feel sorry for ourselves when things go wrong. And when we do, we rarely identify how fast we are slipping into the mode of self pity. It is not going to take you or me anywhere, it is just a silly phase. Get over it as soon as possible, get over it before it consumes you.
“What did you do with the time and talents i gave you? God’s question…”
We are all given a gift pack from the moment we arrive into this world, a pack of traits and capabilities. Sometimes we are so caught up in living life as per the world’s standards that we don’t even spend enough time to open our package and see what we are gifted with. And it is not the fate’s problem if we don’t use our talents, the loss is ours and only ours.
“Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it’s a personal life or a national life.”
To forgive and forget is the act of a true human being. At some point we all face these feelings of hurt, betrayal, anger and so forth. The more we sink into these feelings, the more we burn ourselves from within. Instead, just forgive, even if it is completely their fault, just forgive, look the other way. It is not that you are doing a favor on them, you are doing a favor to yourself.
“Fear is always with us, but we just don’t have time for it. Not Now!”
Every new project we do, every new thing we try, we are afraid of the unknown, we don’t know what is going to happen and we don’t know how to tackle this situation. The fear is always there lurking around the corner, trying to find a way out. But in our busy lives, the more time we spend on fear, the less we have to act on these fears towards the things that matter more in life. Answer yourself this question – what is more important – Fear or YOU?
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
It is not faith when you feel that nothing is going to be wrong – it is blindness. But it is faith to know that no matter what happens, you can really handle it. It is faith to know that you have been bestowed with the abilities to face the challenges of life and knock down the walls of desperation. Faith is not about whining about darkness – it is about trying to light a candle.
“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.”
Each one of us falls! Each one of us feel that life is going to stop and there doesn’t seem to be an opening. But that’s a part of the design, we all are tested to our deepest strengths and weaknesses only to realize what we are truly made of. It is easy to succumb to the challenges of life and it is easy to feel bad about them. It takes more than that to make your life count.
‘Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.’
Career is extremely important in life, it plays a strong role in determining the standard of your living. But it doesn’t determine your life as a whole. There are various other aspects in life which deserve adequate importance and which mean having a holistic life – not just centred around career and the amount of money you make – a life centred around you and the rest will find a way to wrap itself around it.
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