"Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Madeleine Albright on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Madeleine Albright on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Madeleine Albright on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Madeleine Albright on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Madeleine Albright on Booker T. Washington
"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."