Best Quotes by American Diplomat Madeleine Albright

Collection of famous quotes by American diplomat Madeleine Albright.

Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is an American politician and diplomat who served as the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Along with her family, Albright immigrated to the United States in 1948 from Czechoslovakia. 

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Best Quotes by Madeleine Albright

As strong as the United States is we can’t deal with terrorism alone.

— Madeleine Albright

Really I have to laugh because there was a whole set of stories that made me sound like the Dragon Lady you know ‘tough this and tough that.’ Then there is this business about ‘gooey.’ The bottom line is I am a pragmatic idealist.

— Madeleine Albright

The magic of America is that we’re a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.

— Madeleine Albright

If we have to use force it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.

— Madeleine Albright

While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government in the short run it is among the most fragile.

— Madeleine Albright

I am often asked if when I was secretary I had problems with foreign men. That is not who I had problems with because I arrived in a very large plane that said United States of America. I had more problems with the men in our own government.

— Madeleine Albright

I wasn’t a normal professor. I had worked in government. I hadn’t written nine zillion books. I was a hands-on professor.

— Madeleine Albright

I really think that there was a great advantage in many ways to being a woman. I think we are a lot better at personal relationships and then have the capability obviously of telling it like it is when it’s necessary.

— Madeleine Albright

Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power sending messages. Interestingly enough it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank.

— Madeleine Albright

If you look at U.S. history through religious history there is very much a motif that shows the importance religion has played in the U.S. We’re a very religious country and it affects the way we look at various political issues.

— Madeleine Albright

Because of my parents’ love of democracy we came to America after being driven twice from our home in Czechoslovakia – first by Hitler and then by Stalin.

— Madeleine Albright

I know that war is very cruel and that life is harder when you aren’t able to live in the place you called home.

— Madeleine Albright

I am a beneficiary of the American people’s generosity and I hope we can have comprehensive immigration legislation that allows this country to continue to be enriched by those who were not born here.

— Madeleine Albright

I hope I’m wrong but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy – worse than Vietnam not in the number who died but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region.

— Madeleine Albright

But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.

— Madeleine Albright

Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.

— Madeleine Albright

I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men’s clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am.

— Madeleine Albright

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.

— Madeleine Albright

Most of the time I spend when I get up in the morning is trying to figure out what is going to happen.

— Madeleine Albright

Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power sending messages. Interestingly enough it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank.

— Madeleine Albright

It’s one thing to be religious but it’s another thing to make religion your policy.

— Madeleine Albright

If you look at U.S. history through religious history there is very much a motif that shows the importance religion has played in the U.S. We’re a very religious country and it affects the way we look at various political issues.

— Madeleine Albright

We live in an image society. Speeches are not what anybody cares about what they care about is the picture.

— Madeleine Albright

I can’t imagine what it is like to be raised in a society where their only statues that exist are to you and your father.

— Madeleine Albright

The magic of America is that we’re a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.

— Madeleine Albright

I was a little girl in World War II and I’m used to being freed by Americans.

— Madeleine Albright

The U.N. bureaucracy has grown to elephantine proportions. Now that the Cold War is over we are asking that elephant to do gymnastics.

— Madeleine Albright

I know that war is very cruel and that life is harder when you aren’t able to live in the place you called home.

— Madeleine Albright

I saw what happened when a dictator was allowed to take over a piece of a country and the country went down the tubes. And I saw the opposite during the war when America joined the fight.

— Madeleine Albright

I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men’s clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am.

— Madeleine Albright

I think women are really good at making friends and not good at networking. Men are good at networking and not necessarily making friends. That’s a gross generalization but I think it holds in many ways.

— Madeleine Albright

Women have to be active listeners and interrupters – but when you interrupt you have to know what you are talking about.

— Madeleine Albright

But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.

— Madeleine Albright

Women can’t do everything at the same time we need to understand milestones in our lives comes in segments.

— Madeleine Albright

I did go to Wellesley a women’s college. And I am of a kind of strange generation which is transitional in terms of women who wanted to go out and get jobs.

— Madeleine Albright

I didn’t want to set up a women’s studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere because especially in national security and international affairs it’s male-dominated.

— Madeleine Albright

I think the personal relationships I established mattered in terms of what I was able to get done. And I did bring women’s issues to the center of our foreign policy.

— Madeleine Albright

Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.

— Madeleine Albright

I think women want to take care of themselves and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important.

— Madeleine Albright

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