15 Hillary Clinton Quotes To Share On Facebook
Facebook, once a place to show photos of babies and that drunken night out with your best friends, has evolved into a platform for political posts. With stress levels over the 2016 election being a record high, according to a recent Reuters report, it might even make sense to use Facebook as an outlet, as if it’s helping our nerves, as opposed to triggering them. But it’s actually just adding to our stress.
"We must realize that using social media as a platform to be heard is likely to drastically harm your mood,” Dr. Gregory Kushnick, psychologist and founder of Techealthiest.com, tells Bustle. “Your Facebook feed cannot be the election battlefield. The best way to channel a powerful desire to have your opinions about the elections heard is to find an outlet that doesn't involve a posting war. Channel your need to have your opinions heard into productive advocacy with like-minded voters."
In other words, finding more anti-Donald Trump stuff to post all over social media, is doing you more harm than good. But since it’s an election year and it’s all any of us can think about and your need to post things on Facebook might be getting the best of you, I’m going to help you out. In the interest of taking the high road and “productive advocacy,” as Dr. Kushnick suggests, here are 15 quotes from Secretary Clinton to inspire and thrill — without starting a posting war.
1. "Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights." — United Nations Fourth World Congress on Women, September 5, 1995
2. "I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction." — The Very Best of Hillary Clinton: The Female Face of Politics
3. “We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. that is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential.” — It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us
4. “Do all the good you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” — Hard Choices
5. "The worst thing that can happen in a democracy — as well as in an individual's life — is to become cynical about the future and lose hope." — Esquire , January 29, 2007
6. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. 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.” — Elle , April 5, 2012
7. “I think the world would be a lot better off if more people were to define themselves in terms of their own standards and values and not what other people said or thought about them.” — The Very Best of Hillary Clinton: The Female Face of Politics
8. “I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners’ rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.” — Kingstree, South Carolina campaign event, February 25, 2016
9. “There is no doubt in my mind that without the involvement of women in the economy, in politics, in peace-making, in every aspect of society, you can't realize [a country's] full potential.” — Marie Claire , October 18, 2012
10. “Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.” — Clinton Global Initiative, 2012
11. “We’re in the middle of a concerted persistent assault on women’s health across our country.” — Planned Parenthood event, June 10, 2016
12. “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.” — PBS NewsHour interview, June 25, 2014
13. “To LGBT men and women worldwide, let me say this: wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your life, whether you are connected to a network of support or feel isolated and vulnerable, please know that you are not alone.” — International Human Rights Day, December 6, 2011
14. "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. ... But you have to work on yourself. ... Do something!" — Marie Claire , October 18, 2012
15. "I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century." — Newsweek , March 6, 2011
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