Hillary Clinton is close to becoming the nation's first female president. The Democratic nominee heads into the first presidential debate of the 2016 election with a slight edge against Republican Donald Trump. Clinton, who will share the debate stage in New York with Trump Monday night, has a 58.8 chance of winning, compared with Trump's 41.2 percent likelihood of taking the White House in November, according to FiveThirtyEight's latest election forecast. National polls show her with a 3 percent advantage over Trump.
To celebrate the first potential madame president, here are 40 quotes from the former secretary of state, first lady, New York senator and Arkansas lawyer.
1. "I’ve always believed you can learn something from nearly everybody you meet, if you’re open to it."
2. "If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle."
3. "We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness."
4. "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."
5. "Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely – and the right to be heard."
6. "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."
7. "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."
8. "I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfil my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life."
9. "You want me to tell you what my husband thinks? My husband is not secretary of state; I am. If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channelling my husband."
10. "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."
11. "Too many women in too many countries speak the same language — of silence."
12. "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."
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."
14. "Don’t confuse having a career with having a life."
15. "There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out."
16. "I choose my cards. I play them to the best of my ability. Move on to the the next hand."
17. "There’s that kind of double bind that women find themselves in. On the one hand, yes, be smart, stand up for yourself. On the other hand, don’t offend anybody, don’t step on toes, or you’ll become somebody that nobody likes because you’re too assertive."
18. "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… Money certainly helps, and having that kind of financial privilege goes a long way, but you don’t even have to have money for it. But you have to work on yourself… Do something!"
19. "We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor, send the First Lady."
20. "I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime."
21. "I know that at a time when so much seems to be pulling us apart, it can be hard to imagine how we'll ever pull together again. But I'm here to tell you tonight, progress is possible. I know because I've seen it in the lives of people across America who get knocked down and get right back up. And I know it from my own life."
22. "America's strength doesn't come from lashing out. Strength relies on smarts, judgment, cool resolve, and the precise and strategic application of power. That's the kind of Commander-in-Chief I pledge to be."
23. "I do not believe that we should again have 100,000 American troops in combat in the Middle East. That is just not the smart move to make here. If we have learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities."
24. "Delete your account."
25. "In America, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it. We're going to help you balance family and work. And you know what, if fighting for affordable child care and paid family leave is playing the 'woman card,' then deal me in."
26. "We are going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
27. "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons."
28. "When I got to work as secretary of state, I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two ... Looking back, it would've been better if I'd simply used a second email account and carried a second phone, but at the time, this didn't seem like an issue."
29. "As to the sexism that surfaced during the campaign, I knew that it arose from cultural and psychological attitudes about women’s roles in society, but that didn’t make it any easier for me and my supporters."
30. “Who is ready on day one to walk into that Oval Office, knowing the problems that are going to be there waiting for our next president?”
31. "Tonight, we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president. Standing here as my mother's daughter, and my daughter's mother, I'm so happy this day has come. Happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. Happy for boys and men, too – because when any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone. When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. So let's keep going, until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves."
32. "We worked hard to really keep New York values at the center of what we are and what we do together."
33. "I want white people to recognize that there is systemic racism -- it's in employment, it's in housing -- but it's in the criminal justice system."
34. "It's easy to diagnose a problem. It's harder to do something about a problem."
35. "We are not a country that cowers behind walls. We lead with purpose and we prevail."
36. "If you really believe America is weak -- with our military, our values, our capabilities that no other country comes close to matching -- then you don't know America. And you certainly don't deserve to lead it."
37. "I know some of the parents from Sandy Hook. I want people in this audience to think about what it must feel like to send off your first-grader, little backpack maybe on his or her back, and then the next thing you hear is that somebody has come to that school using an automatic weapon, an AR-15, and murdered those children."
38. "My mother taught me that everybody needs a chance and a champion."
39. "I will leave it to the psychiatrists to explain his affection for tyrants."
40. "Let’s stand up against prejudice and paranoia. Let’s prove once again, that America is great because is America is good."