Condoleezza Rice Quotes

  • Frankly, as secretary of state, if somebody treats you badly because you're a woman, it's your fault - not theirs.
  • What has always made our country special is that it doesn't matter where you come from; it matters where you're going. Our job is to make certain the pathways are open to both our boys and our girls.
  • We will continue to work together in our common fight against terror.
  • That was a sin: to consider yourself victimized or not able to control your destiny or your fate - that was the one cardinal sin in our community.
  • I've been in enough positions to respect people with different views.
  • When you're doing collaborative music, the relationship that forms is a very bonding kind of experience.
  • If you love Russia, you have to love Godunov.
  • I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor.
  • I'm a very happy university professor... the best thing about being a university professor is that you see young people as they're being shaped and molded toward their own future, and you have a chance to be a part of that.
  • My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year, and I always won. I'm an only child, and I could count on my mother's vote.
  • I would even say that my parents, and their friends in our community, thought of education as a kind of armor against racism.
  • The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
  • We need a common enemy to unite us.
  • The day has to come when it's not a surprise that a woman has a powerful position.
  • We can't afford to leave Afghanistan to the Taliban and the terrorists.
  • It is high time that the international community tell Saddam Hussein and his regime that this is not an issue of negotiation with the U.N. about obligations that they undertook in 1991.
  • People have the right to protest - that's what democracy is all about. I have no problem with people exercising their democratic rights.
  • We are not race blind. Of course we still have racial tensions in this country. But the United States of America has made enormous progress in race relations, and it is still the best place on Earth to be a minority.
  • What you know today can affect what you do tomorrow. But what you know today cannot affect what you did yesterday.
  • My father joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did.
  • The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.
  • Today's headlines and history's judgment are rarely the same.