"But the truth of the matter is, we're an open society, we want to remain an open society, and there will continue to be vulnerability. That's why we have to meet the threats when they are not yet taking place on our territory and on our soil."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Condoleezza Rice on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Condoleezza Rice on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Condoleezza Rice on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Condoleezza Rice on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Condoleezza Rice on Mahatma Gandhi
"The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity - and an obligation - to help them turn this desire into reality."
"The U.S. has since the end of World War II had an answer - we stand for free peoples and free markets, we are willing to support and defend them - we will sustain a balance of power that favors freedom."
"The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things."
"After all, when the world looks to America, they look to us because we are the most successful political and economic experiment in human history."
"We've been a country that's been fortunate to be protected by two oceans, to not have serious attacks on our territory for most of our history. And we were unfortunately reminded in a very devastating way of our vulnerability."