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Top 39 Madeleine Albright Quotes (LEADERSHIP)

Top 10 Most Famous Madeleine Albright Quotes (BEST)

“There is a significant moral difference between a person who commits a violent crime and a person who tries to cross a border illegally in order to put food on the family table. Such migrants may violate our laws against illicit entry, but if that’s all they do they are trespassers, not criminals. They deserve to have their dignity respected.”

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.
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.
There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.
Well, the thing that I learned as a diplomat is that human relations ultimately make a huge difference.
Well, the thing that I learned as a diplomat is that human relations ultimately make a huge difference.
What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.
What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.
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.
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.
The real question is: who has the responsibility to uphold human rights? The answer to that is: everyone.
The real question is: who has the responsibility to uphold human rights? The answer to that is: everyone.
While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.
While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.

18 Inspirational Madeleine Albright Quotes on Life and Success (LEADERSHIP)

“Presidents from Roosevelt to Obama have sought to help allies protect themselves and to engage in collective defense against common dangers. We did this not in a spirit of charity but because we had learned the hard way that problems abroad, if unaddressed, could, before long, imperil us.”

Madeleine Albright
Life is grim, and we don't have to be grim all the time.
Life is grim, and we don’t have to be grim all the time.
I really do think about the fact that every day counts. I believe that every individual counts, and so I believe that every day counts and I try not to waste it.
I really do think about the fact that every day counts. I believe that every individual counts, and so I believe that every day counts and I try not to waste it.
Good guys don’t always win, especially when they are divided and less determined than their adversaries.
Good guys don’t always win, especially when they are divided and less determined than their adversaries.
The desire for liberty may be ingrained in every human breast, but so is the potential for complacency, confusion, and cowardice. And losing has a price.
The desire for liberty may be ingrained in every human breast, but so is the potential for complacency, confusion, and cowardice. And losing has a price.
It is easier to remove tyrants and destroy concentration camps than to kill the ideas that gave them birth.
It is easier to remove tyrants and destroy concentration camps than to kill the ideas that gave them birth.
Bill Clinton observed that when people are uncertain, they’d rather have leaders who are strong and wrong than right and weak.
Bill Clinton observed that when people are uncertain, they’d rather have leaders who are strong and wrong than right and weak. 
I do not believe that things happen accidentally; I believe you earn them.
I do not believe that things happen accidentally; I believe you earn them.
Whatever the job you are asked to do at whatever level, do a good job because your reputation is your resume.
Whatever the job you are asked to do at whatever level, do a good job because your reputation is your resume.
As a leader, you have to have the ability to assimilate new information and understand that there might be a different view.
As a leader, you have to have the ability to assimilate new information and understand that there might be a different view.
I do believe that in order to be a successful negotiator that as a diplomat, you have to be able to put yourself into the other person's shoes.
I do believe that in order to be a successful negotiator that as a diplomat, you have to be able to put yourself into the other person’s shoes.
Unless you can understand what is motivating them, you are never going to be able to figure out how to solve a particular problem.
Unless you can understand what is motivating them, you are never going to be able to figure out how to solve a particular problem.
The main thing is to remain oneself, under any circumstances; that was and is our common purpose.
The main thing is to remain oneself, under any circumstances; that was and is our common purpose.
Hate, emotionalism, and frustration are not policies.
Hate, emotionalism, and frustration are not policies.
There are a lot of similar aspects in all the religions. The question is which side of it you hold up.
There are a lot of similar aspects in all the religions. The question is which side of it you hold up.
I think that a president needs to have a variety of views presented. But also, there has to be a team effort, because otherwise, I think it creates a dissonance and difficulty.
I think that a president needs to have a variety of views presented. But also, there has to be a team effort, because otherwise, I think it creates a dissonance and difficulty.
The greatest thrill in my life was to represent the United States of America.
The greatest thrill in my life was to represent the United States of America.

“I think women are really good at making friends and not good at networking. Men are good at networking and not necessarily making friends. That’s a gross generalization, but I think it holds in many ways.”

Madeleine Albright

11 Madeleine Albright Quotes on Fascism and Democratic (FREEDOM)

Especially when we are afraid, angry, or confused, we may be tempted to give away bits of our freedom—or, less painfully, somebody else’s freedom—in the quest for direction and order.

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.
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.
Under Fascism, the mission of citizens is to serve; the government’s job is to rule.
Under Fascism, the mission of citizens is to serve; the government’s job is to rule.
The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.
The magic of America is that we’re a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.
Fascism, most of the students agreed, is an extreme form of authoritarian rule. Citizens are required to do exactly what leaders say they must do, nothing more, nothing less.
Fascism, most of the students agreed, is an extreme form of authoritarian rule. Citizens are required to do exactly what leaders say they must do, nothing more, nothing less.
This was how twentieth-century Fascism began with a magnetic leader exploiting widespread dissatisfaction by promising all things.
This was how twentieth-century Fascism began: with a magnetic leader exploiting widespread dissatisfaction by promising all things.
Because of my parents' love of democracy, we came to America after being driven twice from our home in Czechoslovakia - first by Hitler and then by Stalin.
Because of my parents’ love of democracy, we came to America after being driven twice from our home in Czechoslovakia – first by Hitler and then by Stalin.
Trump is the first anti-democratic president in modern U.S. history.
Trump is the first anti-democratic president in modern U.S. history.
I am not a fatalist. I have just been reading War and Peace and Tolstoy is such a fatalist. I think people can make a difference… I am an optimist who worries a lot.
I am not a fatalist. I have just been reading War and Peace and Tolstoy is such a fatalist. I think people can make a difference… I am an optimist who worries a lot.
To put it mildly, the world is a mess.
To put it mildly, the world is a mess.

“I saw what happened when a dictator was allowed to take over a piece of a country and the country went down the tubes. And I saw the opposite during the war when America joined the fight.”

Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright Short Biography

Born on 15 May 1937 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Madeleine Albright, born as Marie Jana Korbel, was the 1st woman to be the US Secretary of State and was the US ambassador to the United Nations.

Albright graduated from Wellesley College in 1959 and she went on to receive her master’s in 1968 from Columbia University. Albright also received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1976.

During the 1980s -1990s, Albright worked for several non-profit organizations. In 1982- 1993, Albright was teaching international affairs as a professor at Georgetown University.

In 1993, Albright was named ambassador to the United Nations by then-President Bill Clinton. And in 1997, she was unanimously voted into the position of secretary of state.

Albright has also authored several books such as Memo to the President-Elect, which she published in 2008.

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