11 Profound Dianne Feinstein Quotes To Honor Her Life

Quote Graphic: We’re not perfect, and there are some dark patches in our past, but what makes us special is that we recognize these evils, we come to grips with them, and we fix them. — Dianne Feinstein

The passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein marks the end of an era in American politics. 

For three decades in the Senate — and prior to that in significant roles in San Francisco — Feinstein was a witness to and shaper of pivotal moments in U.S. history. She was the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Senate. 

Throughout her extensive career, she championed a myriad of causes, leaving an indelible mark on the nation’s fabric. 

As with any figure who serves for such a duration, her methods and decisions occasionally stood at the center of debate. 

As many reflect on her life and legacy in the wake of her passing, we’ve curated some of Dianne Feinstein’s most poignant quotes. 

These words offer a lens into her vision, dedication, and the substantial role she played in both San Francisco and the larger American landscape. 

Dive into the wisdom and perspectives of the late Senator Feinstein:

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

Best Dianne Feinstein Quotes

Famous Quotes

“America is big enough to admit when it’s wrong and confident enough to learn from its mistakes.”
— Dianne Feinstein

“America is big enough to admit when it’s wrong and confident enough to learn from its mistakes.” ‍— Dianne Feinstein

“Well, that day is gone, and it will not occur again.”
— Dianne Feinstein

“Well, that day is gone, and it will not occur again.” — Dianne Feinstein

“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”
— Dianne Feinstein

“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” — Dianne Feinstein

“We’re not perfect, and there are some dark patches in our past, but what makes us special is that we recognize these evils, we come to grips with them, and we fix them.”
— Dianne Feinstein

“We’re not perfect, and there are some dark patches in our past, but what makes us special is that we recognize these evils, we come to grips with them, and we fix them.” — Dianne Feinstein

“What’s my lesson? The lesson is you take it all with a grain of salt.”
— Dianne Feinstein

“What’s my lesson? The lesson is you take it all with a grain of salt.” — Dianne Feinstein

On Women in Office

“Women have begun to see that if I go through that doorway, I take everybody through it.”
— Dianne Feinstein

“We went from two women senators when I ran for office in 1992 to 24 today – and I know that number will keep climbing.”
— Dianne Feinstein, in a 2017 interview

“It has been a great pleasure to watch more and more women walk the halls of the Senate.”
— Dianne Feinstein, in 2022

Offering advice for women who want to run for office: “Run, but prepare yourself. So many times, and I’ve seen it happen in the Senate elections, talented young women go for the top first. You can’t do that. Start young and, you know, with a commission or committee or special effort. Earn your spurs... You don’t drop out, you take defeat after defeat after defeat, but you keep going.”
— Dianne Feinstein

On Her Approach To Politics

“I truly believe that there is a center in the political spectrum that is the best place to run something when you have a very diverse community. America is diverse; we are not all one people. We are many different colors, religions, backgrounds, education levels, all of it.”
— Dianne Feinstein, in a 2017 interview

“I don’t know. I felt I’d never be elected. See, look how hard it is, look at Hillary. I mean, look at what she’s gone through.”
— Dianne Feinstein, on why she never ran for President of the United States

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