"I can't imagine what it is like to be raised in a society where their only statues that exist are to you and your father."
"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."Madeleine Albright 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."Madeleine Albright on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Madeleine Albright on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Madeleine Albright on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Madeleine Albright on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"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."