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Madeleine Albright

Shedding light on U.S. politics

Madeleine Albright thanks to Howard Chapman

On being a woman and a diplomat

Madeleine Albright thanks to Howard Chapman

Madeleine Korbelová Albright (born May 15, 1937 in Prague). The first woman to become the United States Secretary of State. Nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996
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Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

Politics is the art of the possible. - Otto von Bismarck

Politics have no relation to morals. - Niccolo Machiavelli

In politics an absurdity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. - R Buckminster Fuller

All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means. - Zhou Enlai

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets. - Ronald Reagan

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. - Groucho Marx

I don't go around signin' no political documentaries. - Archie Bunker

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy. - Martin L. Gross

I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together. - Gerald R. Ford

It's a terrible shame that politics has become show business. - Sydney Pollack

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. - Reinhold Niebuhr

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week. - Will Rogers

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will. - Mikhail Bakunin

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. - Theodore White

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. - Aldous Huxley

I love Canada. I am from Canada. I will bash the Canadian government but never Canada. - Jason Priestley

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. - Robert Frost

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination. - Irving Layton

So, if we lie to the government, it's a felony.
But if they lie to us, it's politics. - Bill Murray

It's our experience that political leaders don't always mean the opposite of what they say. - Abba Eban

Good thing we've still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented. - Molly Ivins

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare. - Daniel P Moynihan

Politics, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. - Richard Armour

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power. - Maggie Gallagher

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. - Frederic Bastiat

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. - Theodor Adorno

The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets. - Lysander Spooner

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry. - Joseph Heller

Canada's political parties spend a few years in opposition and then govern as if it's permanent payback time. - Bob Rae

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are. - Cal Thomas

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Napoleon Bonaparte

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

I am quite sure now that often in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. - Mark Twain

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. - Oscar Ameringer

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy. - Barack Obama

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' - Ralph Nader


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