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

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.

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.

Iraq has a simple choice. Reverse course or face the consequences.

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.

Maybe I was just the handmaiden.

No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.

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

If you are not a professional about security, you are a failure,

Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.

It was an important meeting. It was very important to have it, but we still have a lot more work to do.

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.

No one questions Russia's right to combat insurgency and terror within its borders, ... But the war in Chechnya has brought a tragic cost in human lives and a high cost in Russia's world standing.

I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair.

If you look at my life, generally, I've been put in situations which were difficult and which I conquered.

is doing what he was elected to do.

It was definitely counter-productive.

More than a century ago, Abraham Lincoln declared that a nation divided against itself cannot stand. Today we can say that a country that denies power to its women will never reach its potential.

No proof, no connection.

I was struck by the joy of those pilots in committing cold-blooded murder? Frankly, this is not cojones. This is cowardice.

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.

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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