Madeleine Albright (Diplomat)

#54791 Madeleine Albright

Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank. .

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#54792 Madeleine Albright

Most of the time I spend when I get up in the morning is trying to figure out what is going to happen. .

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#54793 Madeleine Albright

I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy - worse than Vietnam, not in the number who died, but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region. .

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#54794 Madeleine Albright

Hate, emotionalism, and frustration are not policies. .

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#54795 Madeleine Albright

No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground. .

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#54796 Madeleine Albright

I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men's clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am. .

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#54797 Madeleine Albright

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

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#54798 Madeleine Albright

A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. But it's not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. It's more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together. .

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#54799 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. .

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#54800 Madeleine Albright

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. .

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#54801 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. .

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#54802 Madeleine Albright

One of the issues I kept saying to my students is you have to learn to interrupt. When you raise your hand at a meeting, by the time they get to you, the point is not germane. So the bottom line is active listening. If you are going to interrupt, you look for opportunities. You have to know what you're talking about. .

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#54803 Madeleine Albright

Really, I have to laugh because there was a whole set of stories that made me sound like the Dragon Lady, you know, 'tough this and tough that.' Then there is this business about 'gooey.' The bottom line is I am a pragmatic idealist. .

Madeleine Albright Quotes about business
#54804 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. .

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#54805 Madeleine Albright

I am a beneficiary of the American people's generosity, and I hope we can have comprehensive immigration legislation that allows this country to continue to be enriched by those who were not born here. .

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#54806 Madeleine Albright

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. .

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#54807 Madeleine Albright

If you look at my life, generally, I've been put in situations which were difficult and which I conquered. .

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#54808 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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#54809 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. .

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#54810 Madeleine Albright

I really think that there was a great advantage in many ways to being a woman. I think we are a lot better at personal relationships, and then have the capability obviously of telling it like it is when it's necessary. .

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#54811 Madeleine Albright

The best book, like the best speech, will do it all - make us laugh, think, cry and cheer - preferably in that order. .

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#54812 Madeleine Albright

Even before I went to the UN, I often would want to say something in a meeting - only woman at the table - and I'd think, 'OK well, I don't think I'll say that. It may sound stupid.' And then some man says it, and everybody thinks it's completely brilliant, and you are so mad at yourself for not saying something. .

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#54813 Madeleine Albright

Women can't do everything at the same time, we need to understand milestones in our lives comes in segments. .

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#54814 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 Quotes about men
#54815 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. .

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