Madeleine Albright Quotes

Who is 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

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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.”

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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Madam Secretary Quotes

“History is written backwards but lived forwards.”

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“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

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”


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