Quotes by Madeleine Albright

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.
– Madeleine Albright
I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans.
– Madeleine Albright
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.
– Madeleine Albright
I've never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there.
– Madeleine Albright
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.
– Madeleine Albright
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.
– Madeleine Albright
My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation's is Vietnam.
– Madeleine Albright
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.
– Madeleine Albright
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.
– Madeleine Albright
To understand Europe, you have to be a genius - or French.
– Madeleine Albright
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.
– Madeleine Albright
While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.
– Madeleine Albright
I don't want to sound Pollyannaish, but I hope that out of a tragedy like this something good will come. I hope we understand we're one family.
– Madeleine Albright
Women have to be active listeners and interrupters - but when you interrupt, you have to know what you are talking about.
– Madeleine Albright
Women can't do everything at the same time, we need to understand milestones in our lives comes in segments.
– Madeleine Albright
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.
– Madeleine Albright
We live in an image society. Speeches are not what anybody cares about what they care about is the picture.
– Madeleine Albright
This is pure speculation, but for a period of time, a lot of getting into a party was through fundraising and volunteer work, and Republican women had more time to do that than democratic women, who were out there getting jobs.
– Madeleine Albright
The U.N. bureaucracy has grown to elephantine proportions. Now that the Cold War is over, we are asking that elephant to do gymnastics.
– Madeleine Albright
The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.
– Madeleine Albright