"If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Madeleine Albright on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Madeleine Albright on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Madeleine Albright on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Madeleine Albright on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Madeleine Albright on William Shakespeare
"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."