"The best book, like the best speech, will do it all - make us laugh, think, cry and cheer - preferably in that order."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Madeleine Albright on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Madeleine Albright on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Madeleine Albright on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Madeleine Albright on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Madeleine Albright on Dalai Lama
"As strong as the United States is, we can't deal with terrorism alone."
"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."
"The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom."