Madeleine Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová

Madeleine
Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová
1037

Czech-born American Politician, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom, Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations

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We know that the road to true peace remains hard and uphill, but I'm convinced the vast majority of Arabs and Israelis alike have come to understand that negotiations are the only route to the better future that they both seek.

We will consider future waivers, in the context of progress on China's part.

What really troubles me is that democracy is getting a bad name because it is identified with imposition and occupation. I'm for democracy, but imposing democracy is an oxymoron. People have to choose democracy, and it has to come up from below.

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

We know the day is drawing closer when the community of freedom will once more encompass the pearl of the Antilles, and the hemisphere of the American democracies will be complete.

We will consider new economic measures designed to deny Belgrade the ability to wage war against its own people, such as an embargo on oil products.

What the Serb people really want to do is to be able to hold up their heads again and be a part of the new Europe. And this (Milosevic's arrest) is a step that needs to be taken to accomplish that.

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

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

we will hold those who committed it accountable and take appropriate steps.

Whatever the job you are asked to do at whatever level, do a good job because your reputation is your resume.

Words here are no substitute for action in the region... encourages extremism and diverts attention from the task at hand.

We must continue to speak with clarity, ... For while some Chinese dissidents have been released to exile in recent months, the Chinese government's repression of dissent and religious freedom has not ceased.

We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism.

What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?

You cannot let this kind of thing go on any longer. How can you tolerate those horrible pictures that came out of Bosnia?

We must each meet our responsibilities to eliminate threats, reduce tension, build confidence and expand ties... We must each do our part if the Cold War is truly to end, and gone with it the division that has caused such suffering to the people of Korea.

We will stand our ground, and we will be patient.

When it comes to dealing with North Korea, we must be cautious. When I look at relations with North Korea, I have to... with balanced euphoria,

You think that the heads of state only have serious conversations, but they actually often begin really with the weather or, 'I really like your tie.'

We ought to be talking about issues that are beyond and around the nonproliferation issue.

We would hope very much that there would not be any unilateral action that will complicate matters here.

When the Burmese government tries to blame the victims for the crime, and say that (democracy activist) Aung San Suu Kyi and her party are responsible for their own repression, I can only reply that much the same was once said about Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Vaclav Havel... The world is not fooled. And we must not be silent.

We respect Boutros-Ghali as an international leader.

Well I do think, when there are more women, that the tone of the conversation changes, and also the goals of the conversation change. But it doesn't mean that the whole world would be a lot better if it were totally run by women. If you think that, you've forgotten high school.

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First Name
Madeleine
Last Name
Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová
Birth Date
1037
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Czech-born American Politician, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom, Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations