Hillary Rodham Clinton has served the United States, and indeed the world, in her many years as a lawyer, and later Secretary of State.
Since then, she’s run for US President, and now spends her time uplifting women around the world, and fighting for equality.
Here are just some of the more inspirational and influential quotes she’s come out with over the years.
- “Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward… In this world and the world of tomorrow, we must go forward together or not at all.” – while suspending her 2008 presidential campaign.
- “To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want – even president.” – on Twitter, 2016.
- “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.”
- “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – at an awards ceremony, 2008.
- “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.” – in Living History, 2008.
- “Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And 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.” – while suspending her 2008 presidential campaign.
- “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.” – speaking to NAACP, 1995.
- “Let’s continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalised.” – speaking to The Daily Beast, 2011.
- “And maybe if I showed that I wasn’t giving up, other people would take heart and keep fighting, too.” – What Happened, 2017.
- “The last thing we can afford to do is become complacent, or delude ourselves into thinking our work is finished.” – in The Guardian, 2018.