"My mom was a teacher - I have the greatest respect for the profession - we need great teachers - not poor or mediocre ones."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Condoleezza Rice on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Condoleezza Rice on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Condoleezza Rice on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Condoleezza Rice on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Condoleezza Rice on John Steinbeck
"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."