Madeleine Albright Quotes

Why should I know Madeleine Albright?

Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is an American politician and diplomat. She is the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history, having served under President Bill Clinton.

Born May 15, 1937

Best 16 Quotes by Madeleine Albright

“As you go along your own 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.”

Madeleine Albright

“I do not believe that things happen accidentally; I believe you earn them.”

Madeleine Albright

“I have said this many times, that there seems to be enough room in the world for mediocre men, but not for mediocre women, and we really have to work very, very hard.”

Madeleine Albright

“I have very set and consistent principles, but I am flexible on tactics. I like to get the job done.”

Madeleine Albright

“If there's nobody in your way, you're not going anywhere.”

Madeleine Albright

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”

Madeleine Albright

“Our collective experience has shown that when women have the power to make their own choices, good things happen.”

Madeleine Albright

“Real leadership comes from the quiet nudging of an inner voice. It comes from realizing that the time has come to move beyond waiting to doing.”

Madeleine Albright

“The reason I made women's issues central to American foreign policy, was not because I was a feminist, but because we know that societies are more stable if women are politically and economically empowered.”

Madeleine Albright

“There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.”

Madeleine Albright

“To put it mildly, the world is a mess.”

Madeleine Albright

“We live in an image society. Speeches are not what anybody cares about; what they care about is the picture.”

Madeleine Albright

“We must be authors of the history of our age.”

Madeleine Albright

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

Madeleine Albright

"Madam Secretary" Quotes

“History is written backwards but lived forwards.”

Madeleine Albright
Madam Secretary

“I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.”

Madeleine Albright
Madam Secretary