Inspirational Quotes: Hillary Clinton | US Presidential Candidate

Hillary Clinton breaks through glass ceiling being named first woman to run for US President (F)
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Hillary Clinton is a Democratic politician and their current nominee for President of the United States.

Clinton was born in Chicago and raised in Illinois where she attended college. She went on to graduate from Yale Law School earning a Juris Doctor (JD). She then went on to serve as a congressional legal counsel, before moving to Arkansas where she married Bill Clinton in 1975.

Clinton became First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, during Bill’s time in office as President. During this period, Clinton helped to create the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and also tackled problems of adoption, family safety and foster care.

In June 2016, she became the first woman in 240 years to lead the US presidential race for a major political party.

She is also the first ever former-First Lady to run for president, due to her marriage to former-President Bill Clinton.

The former Secretary of State is also the first woman to be elected as senator from New York.

Clinton launched her first race for the White House in 2008, but as defeated by then first-term Senator Barack Obama in the nomination race, who later won the general election and became the first US African-American president.


“If a country doesn’t recognise minority rights and human rights, including women’s rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible.”

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

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

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

“If you’re not comfortable with public speaking – and nobody starts out comfortable; you have to learn how to be comfortable – practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at work that you trust.”

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

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

“Women standing up for each other is critically important.”

“I always run inclusive and successful organisations.”

“Gay rights are human rights.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

Alison Simpson
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