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Top 40 Jacinda Ardern Quotes (NEW ZEALAND)

Top 10 Most Famous Jacinda Ardern Quotes (BEST)

“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.”

Jacinda Ardern
How great it would be for us all to have the pride of knowing that we, as a country, are one of the best countries to be a child.
How great it would be for us all to have the pride of knowing that we, as a country, are one of the best countries to be a child.
If you sit and wait to feel like you are the most confident person in the room, you are probably going to be left by yourself.
If you sit and wait to feel like you are the most confident person in the room, you are probably going to be left by yourself.
We are committed to making New Zealand a truly digital nation.
We are committed to making New Zealand a truly digital nation.
I want to be a good leader, not a good lady leader. I don't want to be known simply as the woman who gave birth.
I want to be a good leader, not a good lady leader. I don’t want to be known simply as the woman who gave birth.

“I really rebel against this idea that politics has to be a place full of ego and where you’re constantly focused on scoring hits against each one another. Yes, we need a robust democracy, but you can be strong, and you can be kind.”

Jacinda Ardern
This stardust won't settle, because none of us should settle.
This stardust won’t settle, because none of us should settle.
Everything I've ever thought about doing has been, in some sense, about helping people.
Everything I’ve ever thought about doing has been, in some sense, about helping people.
Taking on a leadership role doesn't mean that you only have to be personally ambitious.
Taking on a leadership role doesn’t mean that you only have to be personally ambitious.
We will work hard to ensure New Zealand is once again a world leader, a country we can all be proud of. We said we could do this; we will do this.
We will work hard to ensure New Zealand is once again a world leader, a country we can all be proud of. We said we could do this; we will do this.

6 Jacinda Ardern Quotes on Success and Confidence

“I’d say it was always in me – it’s just what’s required of you is very different in the moment that you become leader. When you’re part of a team, you defer, and you’re there to support your leader.”

Jacinda Ardern
You can't ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don't back yourself.
You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself.
I am a thinker, and I do muse over things a lot and am constantly assessing whether I am doing enough or what I should be doing more of to make sure I am not letting anyone down.
I am a thinker, and I do muse over things a lot and am constantly assessing whether I am doing enough or what I should be doing more of to make sure I am not letting anyone down.
By getting our own house in order that enables us then to go out into the business community and say, 'join us'.
By getting our own house in order that enables us then to go out into the business community and say, ‘join us’.
To me, leadership is not about necessarily being the loudest in the room, but instead being the bridge, or the thing that is missing in the discussion and trying to build a consensus from there.
To me, leadership is not about necessarily being the loudest in the room, but instead being the bridge, or the thing that is missing in the discussion and trying to build a consensus from there.
The fact I'm the third female Prime Minister, I never grew up believing my gender would stand in the way of doing anything I wanted.
The fact I’m the third female Prime Minister, I never grew up believing my gender would stand in the way of doing anything I wanted.

4 Jacinda Ardern Quotes on Life and Dreams

“I hope for little girls and boys that there is a future where they can make choices about how they raise their family and what sort of career they have, which is based on what they want and what makes them happy.”

Jacinda Ardern
When you're a bit of an anxious person, and you constantly worry about things, there comes a point where certain jobs are just really bad for you.
When you’re a bit of an anxious person, and you constantly worry about things, there comes a point where certain jobs are just really bad for you.
I don't think that the next generation should fear just being who they are rather than confirming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.
I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are rather than confirming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.
I do find it slightly offensive that everyone thinks that every New Zealander starred in either 'Lord of the Rings' or 'The Hobbit.'
I do find it slightly offensive that everyone thinks that every New Zealander starred in either ‘Lord of the Rings’ or ‘The Hobbit.’

6 Wise Jacinda Ardern Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“I refuse to be held up as some kind of superwoman because, in my mind, the superwomen are the ones who do it on their own. I have my partner, who will be a stay-at-home father. I will do as much as I can, but I will have a village around me, and there’s lots of people who don’t have that.”

Jacinda Ardern
Never feel like you have to tick all of the boxes on everything to be able to feel like you can do a job. I have heard it said many times before, and it is so true.
Never feel like you have to tick all of the boxes on everything to be able to feel like you can do a job. I have heard it said many times before, and it is so true.
Issues like obesity do, as you well know, have a knock-on effect to diabetes. So we all are better off if we invest early in prevention.
Issues like obesity do, as you well know, have a knock-on effect to diabetes. So we all are better off if we invest early in prevention.
Capitalism has failed our people. If you have hundreds of thousands of children living in homes without enough to survive, that’s a blatant failure. What else could you describe it as?
Capitalism has failed our people. If you have hundreds of thousands of children living in homes without enough to survive, that’s a blatant failure. What else could you describe it as?
Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the man [terrorist] who took them. He may seek notoriety but we will give him nothing, not even his name.
Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the man [terrorist] who took them. He may seek notoriety but we will give him nothing, not even his name.

“Even the ugliest of viruses can exist in places they are not welcome. Racism exists, but it is not welcome here. Because we are not immune to the viruses of hate, of fear, of other. We never have been. But we can be the nation that discovers the cure.”

Jacinda Ardern

5 Jacinda Ardern Quotes on the Future of New Zealand

“There’s probably a tendency to view power… to be either based on size or the size and power of your economy. I think New Zealand’s strength has always been using our voice on the issues that matter, and we’ve been consistent on it. There is power in that.”

Jacinda Ardern
We aspire to be a government for all New Zealanders and one that will seize the opportunity to build a fairer, better New Zealand.
We aspire to be a government for all New Zealanders and one that will seize the opportunity to build a fairer, better New Zealand.

“Ultimately, I do want us to be a transformative government. I want, when we’ve left, for people to say we’re not just clean-green anymore: we’re carbon neutral, or we’re striving to be.”

Jacinda Ardern
The most difficult thing for us to do is to mitigate and offset our agricultural emissions. If we find a way to do that, then we're showing other countries how to do it, too.
The most difficult thing for us to do is to mitigate and offset our agricultural emissions. If we find a way to do that, then we’re showing other countries how to do it, too.
We're looking to ways to build in the responsibility we have on climate change and the way that we approach, potentially, climate change refuges in the future amongst our neighbors.
We’re looking to ways to build in the responsibility we have on climate change and the way that we approach, potentially, climate change refuges in the future amongst our neighbors.

9 Jacinda Ardern Quotes on Womanhood and Being a Mum

“I’ll be prime minister and a mum, and Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ and stay-at-home dad. I think it’s fair to say that this will be a wee one that a village will raise, but we couldn’t be more excited.”

Jacinda Ardern
It is a woman's decision about when they choose to have children, and it should not predetermine whether or not they are given a job or have job opportunities.
It is a woman’s decision about when they choose to have children, and it should not predetermine whether or not they are given a job or have job opportunities.
From a personal perspective, I am so looking forward to my new role as a parent. But I am equally focused on my job and responsibilities as prime minister.
From a personal perspective, I am so looking forward to my new role as a parent. But I am equally focused on my job and responsibilities as prime minister.
I credit the women who came before me and credit New Zealanders for welcoming me having a child… positivity outweighed negativity. I'm proud of the nation.
I credit the women who came before me and credit New Zealanders for welcoming me having a child… positivity outweighed negativity. I’m proud of the nation.
I am sure having a baby around a working environment changes the tone a little bit.
I am sure having a baby around a working environment changes the tone a little bit.
If we want to make workplaces more open, we need to acknowledge logistical challenges… by being more open, it might create a path for other women.
If we want to make workplaces more open, we need to acknowledge logistical challenges… by being more open, it might create a path for other women.
Lots of people juggle a lot of things in their personal and private lives, and I'm not unusual in that. Plenty of women have multitasked before me, and I want to acknowledge that.
Lots of people juggle a lot of things in their personal and private lives, and I’m not unusual in that. Plenty of women have multitasked before me, and I want to acknowledge that.
I am not the first woman to multitask. I am not the first woman to work and have a baby – there are many women who have done this before.
I am not the first woman to multitask. I am not the first woman to work and have a baby – there are many women who have done this before.

“A lot of women in New Zealand feel like they have to make a choice between having babies and having a career or continuing their career. So is that a decision you feel you have to make or that you feel you’ve already made?”

Jacinda Ardern

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