"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Madeleine Albright on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Madeleine Albright on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Madeleine Albright on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Madeleine Albright on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Madeleine Albright on Abraham Lincoln
"As strong as the United States is, we can't deal with terrorism alone."
"The best book, like the best speech, will do it all - make us laugh, think, cry and cheer - preferably in that order."
"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."
"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."
"The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom."
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