14 Brilliant Hillary Quotes Explained With Emojis

When Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2008, and ultimately conceded her campaign seeking the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, she said, “Although we were not able to shatter that highest and hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it has 18 million cracks in it, and the light is shining through like never before.” Now that we've answered the big question that's been looming ever since — Will Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016? — are we finally about to see the “highest and hardest” glass ceiling break? On Sunday, Hillary Clinton announced her intention to run for president, after years of public speculation about whether the former Secretary of State, US Senator, and First Lady would make another bid for the government’s highest office. Clinton has offered veiled hints for years that she might pursue the office of the president, but tonight marks the first official confirmation that she aims to be on the ballot in 2016.

Clinton is popular within her party, and for the moment, lacks serious rivals for the Democratic nomination; However, being the frontrunner is no easy thing, and there is a long road ahead. To get us revved up for what is bound to be an exciting, crazy, emotional journey in the twenty months we have leading to the next election, here are 14 of Clinton’s most inspirational, funny, and generally awesome quotations — illustrated in the language we can all understand, emoji:

Speech Conceding The 2008 Democratic Nomination, June 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.

Keynote Speech, International Crisis Group's Award Dinner, December 2011

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.

Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner, April 2003

I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.

U.N. Fourth World Conference On Women, September 1995

Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.

Larry King Live , June 2003

I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction.

U.N. Fourth World Conference On Women, September 1995

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.

June 1995

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

Remarks In Recognition Of International Human RIghts Day, December 2011

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.

Vital Voices Conference, Vienna, July 1997

There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country.

Living History , pub. 2003

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.

CFDA Fashion Awards, June 2013

I’m going to be pitching Andy [Cohen] on a new show for Bravo. We can call it ‘Project Pantsuit.’

Vogue , December 2009

Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I'm well aware of, but that's just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history — empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves.

People Magazine , December 1992

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.

African-American Leadership Summit, June 2003

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.

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