Bill and Hillary Clinton
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greet the crowd at the end of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Seems like Hillary Clinton started celebrations early! The former first lady and U.S. presidential hopeful spent the weekend in Iowa with pop star and supporter Katy Perry. Not only did they take awesome selfies together, but the "Roar" songstress took over Clinton's Instagram account. To continue honoring the aspiring candidate on her 68th birthday, we put together a compilation of some of her best quotes and sayings about the many subjects she seems passionate about. These include feminism, human rights, hope, (obviously) politics, violence and immigration. Check them out!

  1. “Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.”
  2. “Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it's a personal life or a national life.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out.”
  10. “In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change."
  11. “If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.”
  12. “Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.”
  13. “The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not.”
  14. “We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.”
  15. “The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation.”
  16. “You don't walk away if you love someone. You help the person.”
  17. “We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.”
  18. “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.”
  19. “We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life.”
  20. “Showing up is not all of life - but it counts for a lot.”
  21. “What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.”
  22. “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.”

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