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  • Multilateral diplomacy is hard. It's slower, it's tougher, it's a bigger slog. I've learned that sometimes the things you'd most like to do something about, you really have difficulty unless the international community really mobilizes.

  • We have important things to talk to the Russians about, despite their meddling in our elections. I hope they're talking about a way to eventually end this horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria, end that war. The Russians have more leverage than we do. I hope they're talking about the fact that, if Kim Jong-un's long-range missiles can reach Alaska one day, they can also reach Vladivostok.

  • History's long arc is different than the today's headlines.

  • [My favorite dish to cook] is fried chicken, and by the way I'm good at it, too. I make really good fried chicken.

  • If the strong exploit the weak, democracy will not be stable.

  • Everybody in the world is capable of democratic development. Some people in the world are unlucky enough to get stuck with really bad political leadership and with really bad political institutions.

    "Condoleezza Rice plays Hardball". "Hardball with Chris Matthews", June 15, 2005.
  • Out of struggle very often comes victory.

  • I remember at the time of 9/11 that there were women who went out of their way to escort Muslim women to grocery stores because they wanted to be sure that they didn't experience any prejudice. And so I'm not one who believes that America is a country that's intolerant. It's the most tolerant country in the world, and I really think that it's unfortunate that a number of people are trying to paint America with this brush. I just don't see it.

  • Great leaders never accept the world as it was and always work for the world as it should be

  • As I was telling my husb — As I was telling President Bush.

    "Excerpt: The Price of Condi's Loyalty to Bush". May 6, 2007.
  • There is not going to be any pass for Palestinian leadership in fighting terror.

    "Rice: Israel and Palestinian Authority must work as partners". June 12, 2003.
  • We have to recognize that the reason that the global order that we've enjoyed and almost take for granted over the last several years exists is that after World War II, the United States and its allies tried to build an antidote to what they had seen between World War I and World War II. There, they'd seen protectionism, beggar-thy-neighbor trading policies, so they said, we'll build an open international economy. And they did that.

    "Condoleezza Rice: Institutions Aren't Perfect, But They're The Bedrock Of Democracy". "Morning Edition" with Rachel Martin, May 8, 2017.
  • When people see the terrible scenes of violence on television, when we mourn the death of each and every American man and woman in uniform or a civilian that's killed in Iraq, that it's hard to see the progress that's being made and it's hard to believe that this is all going to come out for the better.

    "Hardball" with Chris Matthews, August 7, 2006.
  • Prejudice and bigotry are brought the sheer force of determination of individuals to succeed and the refusal of a human being to let prejudice define the parameters of the possible.

  • Fortunately, I started very young, so I read music very well. And my favorite composers to play are Brahms and Mozart.

  • You will make a difference in the world, but not immediately. Your first obligation is to find something you like doing, because if you like doing it, you'll do it well.

  • The United States has been very clear that we did have to have some political basis to make clear that that cessation of hostilities was not going to countenance a return to the status quo ante. This resolution does that. And now we're going to see who is for peace and who isn't.

    Condoleezza Rice's remarks at press briefing, August 6, 2006.
  • I never much cared for politics. I love policy, and I love international policy in particular. I got to be Secretary of State; it really doesn't get much better than that. I love what I do. I love being a professor.

  • So I think, if September 11 taught us anything, it taught us that we're vulnerable, and vulnerable in ways that we didn't fully understand.

  • If you're always in the company of people who agree with you, you're going to think of people who don't agree with you as venal or stupid. I constantly tell my students that if they're in the company of people who always say "amen" to what you say, find other company. And that is the source of illiberalism, when you are unable to listen to someone who thinks differently. That's when democracies are in trouble.

  • Any time you have a situation in which you are calling for more time rather than calling for Iraq to immediately comply, it plays into the hands of Saddam Hussein.

  • Well, there are many things, whenever you look back, that you would've done differently. We're all human. We do our best at the time. I really wish that we had passed a comprehensive immigration bill because that would've really helped our country. We came close, but we couldn't.

  • I think there are plenty of men out there who are capable and accomplished in their own realm. You don't have to be in the same field.

  • I love sports. I play golf now, which is relatively new for me. I only took it up about five years ago. I also like playing piano, and I love being with my family and friends.

  • There are some places that have had real quarrels with the United States' policies, but I think the country is very well-respected worldwide.

  • Arnold Rampersad is a really good person. A really good person. As a matter of fact, he came to Stanford when I was Provost.

  • Hillary Clinton is somebody of great intelligence. She is somebody who really loves this country, who speaks forcefully and well for American interests and values.

  • I never found anybody I wanted to spend my life with. People say, "Didn't you want to get married?" Well, sure, but it's not abstract, there has to be someone you want to marry. I'm pretty traditional. Marriage would have to come first, before kids.

  • I stick to playing Brahms, but I love listening to Led Zeppelin, and I've also been a big fan of Earth Wind and Fire since the Seventies and of The Gap Band since the Eighties.

  • You know, life is not one in which you just get to choose the things every day that come easily to you. And it's also true - and this is the self-esteem problem - you learn that there are people who are better at things than you are.

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    Condoleezza Rice

    • Born: November 14, 1954
    • Occupation: Former United States Secretary of State