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The Best 150+ Inspirational Madeleine Albright Quotes about Leadership, Refugees, and Making a Difference



Marie Jana Korbelova was born on May 15, 1937, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She became the first woman to be secretary of state for the United States (now the Czech Republic). She has been very vocal about human rights issues, the importance of international diplomacy, and the value of women in politics. She has been a well-known figure in the world of diplomacy. Was known for being honest and being able to get right to the point. She wasn’t afraid to say what she thought. Madeleine Albright Quotes are very inspiring and full of experience and motivation for an individual.

Famous Quotes by Madeleine Albright

  1. “We have to see what we can do to lessen the pain.” – Madeleine Albright.
  2. “Our nation’s memory is long and our reach is far.” – Madeleine Albright.
  3. “You’ve got the guts to find your own purpose.” – Madeleine Albright.
  4. “Politics is not—politician is not—a bad word. Involvement is the important part.” – Madeleine Albright.
  5. “There is a seriousness of purpose that validates that fact and that gives us a reason to keep pushing it.” – Madeleine Albright.
  6. “Good guys don’t always win, especially when they are divided and less determined than their adversaries.” – Madeleine Albright.
  7. “To understand Europe, you have to be a genius – or French.” – Madeleine Albright.
  8. “President Clinton wisely said ‘I am not going until this is prepared, I am sending the secretary…’ That didn’t thrill them.” – Madeleine Albright.
  9. “The magic of America is that we are a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.” – Madeleine Albright.
  10. “I think we are at the beginning stages… We’re working very hard, and I think we all need to work together on this.” – Madeleine Albright.
  11. “If there’s nobody in your way, you’re not going anywhere.” – Madeleine Albright.
  12. “If you look at my life, generally, I’ve been put in situations that were difficult and which I conquered.” – Madeleine Albright.
  13. “Whatever the job you are asked to do at whatever level, do a good job because your reputation is your resume.” – Madeleine Albright.
  14. “I do not believe that things happen accidentally; I believe you earn them.” – Madeleine Albright.
  15. “The difference between the humans and other mammals is that we know how to accessorize.” – Madeleine Albright.
  16. “The greatest thrill in my life was to represent the United States of America.” – Madeleine Albright.
  17. “I can’t go out with a Republican.” – Madeleine Albright.
  18. “At the same time, I think, we understand the value of making progress where we can.” – Madeleine Albright.
  19. “I insist that each of you… be more than a consumer of liberty.” – Madeleine Albright.
  20. “As a leader, you have to have the ability to assimilate new information and understand that there might be a different view.” – Madeleine Albright.
  21. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  22. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  23. “I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair.”– Madeleine Albright.
  24. “Unless you can understand what is motivating them, you are never going to be able to figure out how to solve a particular problem.” – Madeleine Albright.
  25. “Repeat a lie often enough and it begins to sound as if it must—or at least might—be so.” – Madeleine Albright.
  26. “I’ve been on the show before, so I’m Madeleine Albright. I love it.” – Madeleine Albright.
  27. “Nobody has ever said that pins are a tool of diplomacy.” – Madeleine Albright.
  28. “Democracy is the key to our strategy throughout southeastern Europe.” – Madeleine Albright.
  29. “The more extreme advocates from one side helped to validate the arguments of extremists on the other.” – Madeleine Albright.
  30. “The damage being done to America’s diplomatic readiness.” – Madeleine Albright.
  31. “People are finding it harder and harder to relate to foreign policy.” – Madeleine Albright.
  32. “My deepest regret from my years in public service is the failure of the United States and the international community to act sooner to halt these crimes.” – Madeleine Albright.
  33. “Well, the thing I learned as a diplomat is that human relations ultimately make a huge difference.”– Madeleine Albright.
  34. “The Framework Agreement is one of the best things the [Clinton] Administration has done because it stopped a nuclear weapons program in North Korea.” – Madeleine Albright.
  35. “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 dissonance and difficulty.” – Madeleine Albright.
  36. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  37. “If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are an indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.” – Madeleine Albright..
  38. “I do think it’s important to have a functional relationship with Russia, to tell them what’s acceptable and what’s not. I think the phone calls are fine.” – Madeleine Albright.
  39. “Democracy is getting a bad name because it is identified with imposition and occupation.”– Madeleine Albright.
  40. “I loved being Secretary of the State, that’s probably evident to everyone who watched me.” – Madeleine Albright.
  41. “While democracy, in the long run, is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.”– Madeleine Albright..
  42. “Security is an inherent, inextricable, and indispensable component of all our jobs.”– Madeleine Albright.
  43. “If you are not a professional about security, you are a failure.” – Madeleine Albright.
  44. “Bill Clinton observed that when people are uncertain, they’d rather have leaders who are strong and wrong than right and weak.”– Madeleine Albright.
  45. “Hate, emotionalism, and frustration are not policies.” – Madeleine Albright.
  46. “This was how twentieth-century Fascism began: with a magnetic leader exploiting widespread dissatisfaction by promising all things.” – Madeleine Albright.
  47. “No matter how hard we might wish, we will not be able to transform China’s behavior overnight.” – Madeleine Albright.
  48. “The real question is: who has the responsibility to uphold human rights? The answer to that is everyone.” – Madeleine Albright.
  49. “When we’re trying to solve difficult national issues it’s sometimes necessary to talk to adversaries as well as friends. Historians have a word for this: diplomacy.” – Madeleine Albright.
  50. “We must be authors of the history of our age.”– Madeleine Albright.
  51. “We do have a credible force in the region and are prepared to use it in an appropriate way at a time of our choosing.”– Madeleine Albright.
  52. “Life is grim, and we don’t have to be grim all the time.”– Madeleine Albright.
  53. “What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.” – Madeleine Albright.
  54. “The process is in trouble, we cannot continue this way… One option is simply for us to remove ourselves from the process.”– Madeleine Albright.
  55. “I have had fun being who I became, so to speak.” – Madeleine Albright.
  56. “We live in an image society. Speeches are not what anybody cares about; what they care about is the picture.”– Madeleine Albright.
  57. “Words here are no substitute for action in the region,… encourages extremism and diverts attention from the task at hand.” – Madeleine Albright.
  58. “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.
  59. “There are a lot of similar aspects in all religions. The question is which side of it you hold up.”– Madeleine Albright.
  60. “I spent my life studying communism and Soviet systems.”– Madeleine Albright.
  61. “It is easier to remove tyrants and destroy concentration camps than to kill the ideas that gave them birth.” – Madeleine Albright.
  62.  “You have to learn to interrupt because you aren’t going to get called on.” – Madeleine Albright.
  63. “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright.
  64. “When it comes to generating results, experience, and character count far more than a wrinkle-free face.”– Madeleine Albright.
  65. “Only in America could a refugee girl from Central Europe become Secretary of State.”– Madeleine Albright.
  66. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  67. “Women have to be active listeners and active interrupters – but when you interrupt, you have to know what you are talking about.”– Madeleine Albright.
  68. “I’m not a person who thinks the world would be entirely different if it was run by women. If you think that, you’ve forgotten what high school was like.” – Madeleine Albright.
  69. “Women cannot do everything at the same time, we need to understand milestones in our lives comes in segments.” – Madeleine Albright.
  70. “I don’t think people should think of women’s issues as auxiliary issues – they are central.”– Madeleine Albright.
  71. “I have said this many times, 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.
  72. “It’s… essential that girls not be exploited and abused and exposed to AIDS… It’s very important to fight back.” – Madeleine Albright.
  73. “I’ve never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there.” – Madeleine Albright.
  74. “Our collective experience has shown that when women have the power to make their own choices, good things happen.”– Madeleine Albright.
  75. “Women’s issues are the hardest issues; they are the ones that have to do with life and death.” – Madeleine Albright.
  76. “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.”– Madeleine Albright.
  77. “I respect her for living up to what we think is an international obligation and is going to do the right thing.” – Madeleine Albright.
  78. “I have very set and consistent principles, but I am flexible on tactics.” – Madeleine Albright.
  79. “It is strange that a country is criticized for withdrawing from another country.”– Madeleine Albright.
  80. “Most of the time I spend when I get up in the morning is trying to figure out what is going to happen.” – Madeleine Albright.

Madeleine Albright Quotes On Feminism and Women in Leadership

  1. “You are not at the table.” – Madeleine Albright.
  2. “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.
  3.  “The only thing I have to go by is what my mother and father told me, how I was brought up.”– Madeleine Albright.
  4. “People have to choose democracy, and it has to come up from below.” – Madeleine Albright.
  5. “In a world where one-third of all edible food never makes it to the mouths of the hungry, we all have an individual moral responsibility to do our part.”– Madeleine Albright.
  6. “What’s the point of having this superb military that you’re always talking about if we can’t use it?”– Madeleine Albright.
  7. “The complexity of immigration as an issue begins with a basic human trait: we are reluctant to share.”– Madeleine Albright.
  8. “The best book, like the best speech, will do it all – make us laugh, think, cry and cheer – preferably in that order.”– Madeleine Albright.
  9. “History is written backwards but lived forwards.”– Madeleine Albright.
  10. “All we’re trying to do is find the path to peace.” – Madeleine Albright.
  11. “The victor of the war in Iraq is Iran.” – Madeleine Albright.
  12. “Those who believe they are in full possession of the truth can be extremely dangerous.” – Madeleine Albright.
  13. “I do believe that in order to be a successful negotiator as a diplomat, you have to be able to put yourself into the other person’s shoes.” – Madeleine Albright.
  14. “There are an awful lot of things going on that need understanding and explanation, but – to put it mildly – the world is a mess.” – Madeleine Albright.
  15. “No doubt the president will take the opportunity to try to talk to him about working together on some things this fall.”– Madeleine Albright.
  16. “The main thing is to remain oneself, under any circumstances; that was and is our common purpose.”– Madeleine Albright.
  17. “I do think that one needs to have respect for people who are older. And I really do love the idea that one can respect generations.” – Madeleine Albright.
  18. “When I tell you that the world needs you, I really, really do mean it.”  – Madeleine Albright.
  19. “Take it from someone who fled the Iron Curtain: I know what happens when you give the Russians a green light.” – Madeleine Albright.
  20. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  21. “Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember – there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”– Madeleine Albright.
  22. “I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what’s evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We’re less sure about what is good. There’s sort of good, good enough, could be better – but absolute good is a little harder to define.”– Madeleine Albright.
  23. “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.”– Madeleine Albright.
  24. “Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.”– Madeleine Albright.
  25. “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.”– Madeleine Albright.
  26. “So people are talking about revolution. What a revolution it would be to have a woman president.”– Madeleine Albright.
  27. “Well I do think, when there are more women, that the tone of the conversation changes, and also the goals of the conversation change. But it doesn’t mean that the whole world would be a lot better if it were totally run by women. If you think that, you’ve forgotten high school.”– Madeleine Albright.
  28. “To be safe at the expense of the liberty of other people is a difficult equation.”– Madeleine Albright.
  29. “Nobody’s ever said that pins are a tool of diplomacy.”– Madeleine Albright.
  30. “It’s one thing to be religious, but it’s another thing to make religion your policy.”– Madeleine Albright.
  31. “My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation’s is Vietnam.”– Madeleine Albright.
  32. “Women can’t do everything at the same time, we need to understand milestones in our lives comes in segments.”– Madeleine Albright.
  33. “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.”– Madeleine Albright.
  34. “I loved what I did. I could’ve been secretary of state for ever.”– Madeleine Albright.
  35. “When Hillary served as Secretary of State, I watched her partner with President Obama to restore our country’s reputation around the world.”– Madeleine Albright.
  36. “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.”– Madeleine Albright.
  37. “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.
  38. “I have always thought of myself as a Czechoslovak Catholic.”– Madeleine Albright.
  39. “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.”– Madeleine Albright.
  40. “I enjoy wearing pins, and nobody tells me to do it.”– Madeleine Albright.
  41. “I am often asked if, when I was secretary, I had problems with foreign men. That is not who I had problems with, because I arrived in a very large plane that said United States of America. I had more problems with the men in our own government.” – Madeleine Albright.
  42. “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.”– Madeleine Albright.
  43. “I was a little girl in World War II and I’m used to being freed by Americans.”– Madeleine Albright.
  44. “I think women want to take care of themselves, and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important.”– Madeleine Albright.
  45. “Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences.”– Madeleine Albright.
  46. “You think that the heads of state only have serious conversations, but they actually often begin really with the weather or, ‘I really like your tie.”– Madeleine Albright.
  47. “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.”– Madeleine Albright.
  48. “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.”– Madeleine Albright.

Madeleine Albright Quotes On Making a Difference

  1. “I believe that my parents did wonderful things for us.”– Madeleine Albright.
  2. “And so I think that the idea of America working with other countries to solve problems is good for us, and it is part of digging us out of the ‘my way or the highway’ approach that was evident in the previous eight years.”– Madeleine Albright.
  3. “If intelligence were a television set, it would be an early black-and-white model with poor reception, so that much of the picture was gray and the figures on the screen were snowy and indistinct. You could fiddle wiht the knobs all you wanted, but unless you were careful, what you would see often depended more on what you expacted or hoped to see than on what was really there.”– Madeleine Albright.
  4. “I think there has to be the sense that once you have climbed the ladder of success, that you don’t push it away from the building.”– Madeleine Albright.
  5. “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.
  6. “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.”– Madeleine Albright.
  7. “I get up every morning and I’m grateful for everything that has happened. I go through my list about being grateful for my children and grandchildren, and for the really remarkable life that I have been able to have.”– Madeleine Albright.
  8. “After the Cold War, to rally the American people to understand that we had to be a part of solutions. It’s one thing to say that we have to run everything, it’s another to say we don’t want anything to do with it.”– Madeleine Albright.
  9. “Women are more than 50% of almost every country in the world. Countries rob themselves of the resources of women if they keep them as property. It isn’t that women can’t find work. It’s just that women don’t get paid for their work and are not recognized properly. It’s something that has to be on the international agenda all the time.” – Madeleine Albright.
  10. “I have certain issues. I support women candidates, but I cannot support a woman that I don’t believe in. I would prefer to vote for a man who believes in choice than a woman who is pro-life. We have to be able to make distinctions and not look as though we are not feminist enough if we don’t support every woman. We need to have that kind of a choice.” – Madeleine Albright.
  11. “The other thing that happened was that we have a tendency to project our own weaknesses onto another woman. I don’t think men do that particularly.” – Madeleine Albright.
  12. “We are very hip on the fact that America’s always No. 1. On this we are not, in terms of the number of women in our legislative branches and obviously as head of state. We need to push on that. I hate to say this: It isn’t all men’s fault. I think some of it is our own attitude and approach. Some of it very healthy, that women want to make choices about their lives and how they want to spend their time, and what they value.” – Madeleine Albright.
  13. “The bottom line is, the more we have a cadre of women moving up the scale, and it doesn’t seem threatening, and people realize that women actually work much harder than men, and realize that they need more women in these jobs, I think that goes away.” – Madeleine Albright.
  14. “I got married, I really waited a long time – three days after I graduated.” – Madeleine Albright.
  15. “So there really was a whole series of things that took the women of my generation a little bit of time to push forward.” – Madeleine Albright.
  16. “I’ve never seen America as an imperialist or colonialist or meddling country.”
  17. “I don’t actually believe in a clash of civilizations. I believe in a clash of the civilized and the noncivilized.” – Madeleine Albright.
  18. “Embrace the faith that every challenge surmounted by your energy; every problem solved by your wisdom; every soul stirred by your passion; and every barrier to justice brought down by your determination will ennoble your life, inspire others, serve your country, and explode outward the boundaries of what is achievable on this earth.” – Madeleine Albright.
  19. “What distinguishes Americans from many people in the world is our kind of endemic optimism.” – Madeleine Albright.
  20. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  21. “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.
  22. “But I think there are some who believe they are actually protecting women, you know, and that it is better for women to be taken care of. I think women want to take care of themselves, and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important. And frankly, I don’t understand -I mean, I’m obviously a card-carrying Democrat – but I can’t understand why any woman would want to vote for Mitt Romney, except maybe Mrs. Romney.” – Madeleine Albright.

On being a diplomat and Secretary of State

  1. “I never dreamed about one day becoming Secretary of State. It’s not that I was modest; it’s just that I had never seen a Secretary of State in a skirt.” – Madeleine Albright.
  2. “This is pure speculation, but for a period of time, a lot of getting into a party was through fundraising and volunteer work, and Republican women had more time to do that than democratic women, who were out there getting jobs.” – Madeleine Albright.
  3. “I think the personal relationships I established mattered in terms of what I was able to get done. And I did bring women’s issues to the center of our foreign policy.” – Madeleine Albright.
  4. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  5. “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 my 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.
  6. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  7. “The capability of negotiating… is something that means you not only have to understand fully what you believe and what your national interests are but in order to be a really good negotiator, you have to try to figure out what the other person on the other side of the table has in mind.” – Madeleine Albright.
  8. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  9. “We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.” – Madeleine Albright.
  10. “I wasn’t a normal professor. I had worked in government. I hadn’t written nine zillion books. I was a hands-on professor.” – Madeleine Albright.
  11. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.
  12. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.

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  1. “I was struck by the joy of those pilots in committing coldblooded murder . . . Frankly, this is not cojones. This is cowardice.” – Madeleine Albright.
  2. “Every new president inherits headaches, but President Obama has inherited an entire emergency room.” – Madeleine Albright.
  3. “But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me.” – Madeleine Albright.
  4. “Our predecessors understood that the ties that bind America are far stronger than disagreements over any particular policy and far more durable and profound than any party affiliation.” – Madeleine Albright.
  5. “We have the most generous immigration policy, but what is a concern is when illegal immigrants come and undermine a variety of the systems that work in order to make our society function.” – Madeleine Albright.
  6. “For somebody who loves foreign policy, being Secretary is the best job in the world – but it doesn’t happen twice.” – Madeleine Albright.
  7. “I have to tell you, my seven-year-old granddaughter said to my daughter, her mother, ‘So what’s the big deal about Grandma Maddy having been Secretary of State? Only girls are Secretaries of State.’ Most of her lifetime, it’s true. But at the time it really was a big deal.” – Madeleine Albright.
  8. “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.” – Madeleine Albright.

Early life 

In 1939, the Nazis took over Czechoslovakia, and Albright and her family fled to England. Her father was a Czech diplomat. In the past, Albright thought her family had fled because of politics. As a young woman though, she learned as an adult that her family was Jewish and that three of her grandparents had died in Nazi concentration camps.

After World War II came to an end, the family went back home. In 1948, they moved to the United States because a Soviet-backed Communist coup took power in Prague. Josef Korbel was named dean of the school of international relations at the University of Denver, where he worked (where he would later train another female secretary of state, Condoleeza Rice).


When Albright finished college in 1959, she married Joseph Medill Patterson Albright, a member of the well-known Medill family that owns a newspaper. Graduates of Columbia University, Albright moved to Washington, DC and worked for a senator from Maine. She also worked on the National Security Council in Jimmy Carter’s administration, where she worked on the Middle East. She and Joseph Albright broke up in 1982. When Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush were in office, Albright worked for a number of non-profit organisations and taught at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. 

Political life

With Bill Clinton in the White House again in 1992, Albright found herself in the middle of the most important group in Washington. He became known for being a straight-talking supporter of American interests and a supporter of giving the United States a bigger role in the United Nations. Clinton nominated Albright to be the next secretary of state in late 1996. On January 23, 1997, she was sworn in as President of the United States.

As secretary of state, Albright used military force to pressure autocratic regimes in Yugoslavia and Iraq, as well as other troubled places. At the time she went to North Korea in October 2000, she was the highest-ranking US official to visit the country. She met with Kim Jong Il. For her strong stance on U.S. sanctions against Iraq, which led to a lot of deaths for civilians in that country, she got some flak.

Albright’s term came to an end when George W. Bush became president in 2000. Though there was talk about her getting into politics in the Czech Republic, she went back to her job at Georgetown and accepted several board positions. She also became the chair of a non-profit called the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Through her life experiences Madeleine Albright Quotes are a must read for one.


He died on March 23, 2022, when he was 84. Before she died, she spoke out against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in a New York Times op-ed. She said that Vladimir Putin would be making a “historic mistake” by invading Ukraine, and that it would be bad for the country.

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