"I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy - worse than Vietnam, not in the number who died, but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Madeleine Albright on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Madeleine Albright on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Madeleine Albright on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Madeleine Albright on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Madeleine Albright on Dalai Lama
"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."