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

Author Quotes

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

There is a lesson in [Terez¡n] for those who conduct inspections in our day, whether in prisons, sweatshops, refugee camps, polling places, or nuclear facilities: do not trust??push; control your own schedule; do your homework. Remember the adage that a little knowledge can be dangerous. The truth is more likely to be served by a canceled or aborted inspection than by a whitewash.

Over the next few days... I will be explaining the American position to leaders in the countries I visit while making it clear that in confronting the clear and present danger posed by Iraqi lawlessness, the diplomatic string is running out.

Senator Lott listened, but you'll have to ask him how he feels.

The Berlin Wall crumbled, Politburos resigned and governments vanished overnight. Half a million Czechs and Slovaks gathered ... in Prague and we sensed that a long, absent angel had returned home to Central Europe.

The Moscow meeting gave a hefty push to collective cooperation, the aim of which is post-crisis peaceful construction of the Middle East,

The unexpectedly large response has made it difficult for the board to give proper consideration to all the individuals during the short time before the proxy statement must be distributed later this month.

There is a significant moral difference between a person who commits a violent crime and a person who tries to cross a border illegally in order to put food on the family table. Such migrants may violate our laws against illicit entry, but if that's all they do they are trespassers, not criminals. They deserve to have their dignity respected.

People are finding it harder and harder to relate to foreign policy.

Serve as a reminder that there will be always those who seek through aggression, deception and force to oppose their will on the world of civility, decency and law.

The best book, like the best speech, will do it all - make us laugh, think, cry and cheer - preferably in that order.

The only thing I have to go by is what my mother and father told me, how I was brought up.

The United States calls on all indicted war criminals to surrender voluntarily... All will receive a fair trial in The Hague.

There is a significant moral difference between a person who commits a violent crime and a person who tries to cross a border illegally in order to put food on the family table. Such migrants may violate our laws against illicit entry, but if that's all they do then they are trespassers, not criminals. They deserve to have their dignity respected.

People everywhere, including the United States, are still prone to accept stereotypes, eager to believe what we want to believe (for example, on global warming) and anxious to await while others take the lead--seeking in vain to avoid both responsibility and risk. When trouble arises among faraway people, we remain tempted to hide behind the principle of national sovereignty, to mind our own business when it is convenient, and to think of democracy as a suit to be worn in fine weather but left in the closet when clouds threaten.

Shoulder to shoulder in our assessment.

The best way forward is to allow the parties time to reflect on the choices before them.

The path out of the wilderness is uphill, but it is clearly marked. It is time to move up that road.

The United States has gone the extra mile, in fact, the extra 20,000 miles back and forth across the Atlantic many times.

There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.

Possible attempt by Belgrade to oust his government.

Simultaneous transition in the political and economic fields is not the way for Asian countries.

The capability of negotiating... is something that means you not only have to understand fully what you believe and what your national interests are but in order to be a really good negotiator, you have to try to figure out what the other person on the other side of the table has in mind.

The people want peace.

The United States is outraged and strongly condemns the Burmese authorities' treatment of Aung San Suu Kyi and her party members and the violations of their fundamental human rights,

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First Name
Madeleine
Last Name
Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová
Birth Date
1037
Bio

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