'No nation can achieve peace, stability and economic growth if half the population is not empowered.'

1. HILLARY CLINTON, calling for more economic opportunity for women in Afghanistan, during a major donors' meeting in Tokyo, where 70 nations pledged $16 billion for Afghan development over the next four years

'They have demonstrated their patriotism by voting.'

2. MAHMOUD JIBRIL, former Libyan interim Prime Minister, on the people who voted in Libya's first post-Gaddafi democratic elections; the moderate Jibril is projected to win despite expectations of a Muslim Brotherhood victory

'Progress is a choice.'

3. MARTIN O'MALLEY, Democratic governor of Maryland, defending...

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