"No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground."
"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."Madeleine Albright on Elbert Hubbard
"Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."Madeleine Albright on Albert Camus
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."Madeleine Albright on Buddha
"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."Madeleine Albright on Muhammad Ali
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."Madeleine Albright on Oprah Winfrey
"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."