Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright born Marie Jana Korbelová on May 15, 1937 is said to have died on March 23, 2022.
She was an American diplomat who served as the 64th United States Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
She was the first female secretary of state in U.S. history.
Top 10 Madeleine Albright Quotes
- “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 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.”
- “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
- “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.”
- “Women have to be active listeners and interrupters—but when you interrupt, you have to know what you are talking about.”
- “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.”
- “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.”
- “The main thing is to remain oneself, under any circumstances; that was and is our common purpose.”
- “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.”
- “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.”