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I have always seen the United States as a force of good. And I have learned that there is the idealistic part about what we can do at the U.N. and there is a doable part. And I have learned what is more doable.
There's Madeleine, and then there's 'Madeleine Albright'. And I sometimes kind of think, who is this person? Once you become 'Madeleine Albright' it doesn't go away.
I have been in meetings where a head of state will say, 'I like your tie,' to a man... or, 'I like your country because the weather's good,' or whatever. So for me, the pins in some ways were openers.
If you look at U.S. history through religious history, there is very much a motif that shows the importance religion has played in the U.S. We're a very religious country and it affects the way we look at various political issues.
One of the things that was really an issue was I did not want to just be a woman secretary of state. I wanted to be a secretary of a state who was a woman, but not just chosen for that particular reason.
I believe that my parents did wonderful things for us.
I can't go out with a Republican.
I enjoy wearing pins, and nobody tells me to do it.
Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.
The only thing I have to go by is what my mother and father told me, how I was brought up.
I think that there is never an indispensable leader, you know? I think that there is a time with dignity that one needs to leave.
For me, being raised in a free America made all the difference.
I am such a political person.
I think I've revived the costume-jewelry industry.
My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation's is Vietnam.
The greatest thrill in my life was to represent the United States of America.
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.
I can't imagine what it is like to be raised in a society where their only statues that exist are to you and your father.
I have always thought of myself as a Czechoslovak Catholic.
I didn't want to set up a women's studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere, because, especially in national security and international affairs, it's male-dominated.
It's important that we invest in America - literally. The terrorists wanted to destroy our economy, and we can't let our system fall apart. We also have to invest in one another.
I did go to Wellesley, a women's college. And I am of a kind of strange generation which is transitional in terms of women who wanted to go out and get jobs.
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