Carly Fiorina Quotes

Cara Carleton "Carly" Fiorina (née Sneed; born September 6, 1954) is an American former technology business executive, and former presidential candidate in the 2016 Republican primaries. Fiorina currently chairs the non-profit philanthropic organization, Good360.

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Carly Fiorina


When you challenge other people's ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it.

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I love being a woman. I like dressing up; I love buying shoes.

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The truth is in California you can't build a new manufacturing facility, and businesses are leaving in droves because of bad government policy.

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People's ideas and fears can make them small but they cannot make you small. People's prejudices can diminish them but they cannot diminish you. Small-minded people can think they determine your worth. But only you can determine your worth.

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Russia - having sat across the table from Vladimir Putin, it's pretty clear when you meet him that he has an almost limitless ambition for power. And he's been very good at acquiring it - political power, economic power, military power, territorial power.

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Quitting law school was the most difficult decision of my life. But I felt this great relief that this is my life and I can do what I want with it.

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Obviously the Senate is a federal office, but to get California's economy moving again we need to do some things in the federal arena.

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Look, I'm a cancer survivor, all right? So I have great personal empathy for people who have pre-existing conditions and can't get insurance.

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I'm happy to tell you that having been through surgery and chemotherapy and radiation, breast cancer is officially behind me. I feel absolutely great and I am raring to go.

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I think somehow men understand other men's need for respect differently than they understand it for a woman. I'm disappointed to have to say that, but I think it's undeniably true.

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A leader's most important decisions are about people. Who do you put in which jobs? How long do you leave them in a job?

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I think we ought to ban earmarks. I think we ought to give citizens the opportunity to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax toward debt reduction. If we did that, we would reduce our debt by $95 billion a year.

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We need more transparency and accountability in government so that people know how their money is being spent. That means putting budgets online, putting legislation online.

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I learned long ago that the most effective way to compete is to play your own game, and I've been competing with men my whole life.

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The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.

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