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Madeleine Albright Quotes

The first woman to become a United States Secretary of State.
(1937 - )

As you go along your road in life, you will, if you aim high enough, also meet resistance ... but no matter how tough the opposition may seem, have courage still-and persevere.

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.

I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans.

I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair.

I've never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there.

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.

Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.

My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation's is Vietnam.

No matter how hard we might wish, we will not be able to transform China's behavior overnight.

Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences.

Saddam's goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed.

To understand Europe, you have to be a genius - or French.

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.

What a blast it is to be here with Michael Moore.

Whatever the job you are asked to do at whatever level, do a good job because your reputation is your resume.

While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.