Condoleeza Rice

(Condoleezza Rice)

Condoleeza Rice
Condoleeza Rice
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Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American Secretary of State, as well as the second African-American Secretary of State (after Colin Powell), and the second female Secretary of State (after Madeleine Albright). Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position.

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Democracy and economic reform go together. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Capitalism
Democratic societies are slow to respond to gathering treats. Democracies & Republics
Every crisis has within it, opportunity. Every crisis has within it, danger. Management & Managing Government ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Fighting terrorism cannot allow one to be intimidated….We must take this fight to the terrorists. Terrorism
For 60 years, my country. The United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy … in the Middle East, and we achieved neither. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Frankly, the Palestinian Authority, which is corrupt and cavorts with terror...is not the basis for a Palestinian state moving forward States. Nations & Nationhood
I now read the newspaper each day and say “Isn’t that interesting” and then go on to other things because I no longer have the responsibility. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
Intelligence always carries uncertainties. That is the nature of the beast. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
It’s really very hard to tell people to think at work but not at home. Freedom & Liberty
No nation can build a safer, better world alone. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Nothing has really taken me aback more as Secretary of State than the way that the politics of energy is –… warping diplomacy around the world…we have simply got to do something about the warping now of diplomatic effort by the all-out rush for energy supply Energy ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Nothing of value is ever won without sacrifice. Freedom & Liberty
People have a right to certain non-negotiable demands of human dignity. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
People may oppose you, but when they realize you can hurt them, they'll join your side. Leaders & Leadership
Sergei, the secretary of state of the United States does not have a conversation with the Russian foreign minister about overthrowing a democratically elected president. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The day must come when the rule of law replaces emergency decrees an when the independent judiciary replace arbitrary justice. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The freedom of religion and of religious conscience is at the core of democratic development. Freedom & Liberty
The growth of entrepreneurial classes throughout the world is an asset in the promotion of human rights and individual liberty … Business, Commerce & Finance
The problem was you didn’t have an approach against Al Qaeda because you didn’t have an approach against Afghanistan. And you didn’ have an approach against Afghanistan because you didn’t have an approach against Pakistan. And until we could get that right, we didn’t have a policy. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The United States doesn't and can't condone torture. And I want to make very clear that that's the view and the policy of the administration, the policy of the president, and that he's made very clear to American personnel that we will not condone torture....Senator, under no circumstances should we or have we condoned torture. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The United States is too big and too important a country to have permanent enemies. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
This country, for reasons of history, culture and therefore law, has had an allergy to domestic intelligence. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
This is an increasingly diversifying society, and people are coming into much closer contact with each other than they ever did. I find that a problem for a university, because bumping up against people who disagree with you is fundamental to the creation of new knowledge. And so universities can't go silent. You can't have a place where it's not permitted to make a certain kind of argument. But you can have a place which forbids epithets to be thrown at people. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Today’s headlines and history’s judgment are rarely the same. History
Tyrants don’t respond to any kind of appeasement. Tyrants only responds to toughness. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
UN Peacekeeping us much more cost effective than using American forces. And of course, America doesn’t have the forces to do all of these peacekeeping missions but somebody has to do them. United Nations
We are much safer in the United States, but not yet safe. Defense & National Security
We must come up with new immigration laws to … show that we are a compassionate nation of immigrants. Immigration & Emigration
We seem to have an obligation to protect if a dictator is going to rapidly kill many of his people on CNN. We do not seem to have the same obligation if he will kill his people slowly and not on CNN. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
We’re very hard on our intelligence agencies. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
What happens today can affect what happens tomorrow, but it cannot affect what happened yesterday. History
When you’re out of office, you’re out of office. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
You get few chances to make really transformational institutional change. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
You need women to participate in the peace process. They are the guardians of the village. War & Peace
You Palestinians can never see fucking the big picture. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs