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#1. If it is not possible for me to go somewhere and to be willing to encounter people with different views, then I'm really not doing my job. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#2. As I was telling my husb - As I was telling President Bush. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#3. But the truth of the matter is, we're an open society, we want to remain an open society, and there will continue to be vulnerability. That's why we have to meet the threats when they are not yet taking place on our territory and on our soil. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#4. I am very fond of Jeb Bush. He's a friend; he was a terrific governor of Florida. I worked with him on some immigration and education issues. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#5. Believe it or not, I loved acid rock in college - and I still do. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#6. I know a lot of very stable gay couples. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#7. People may oppose you, but when they realize you can hurt them, they'll join your side. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#8. I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#9. The U.S. has since the end of World War II had an answer - we stand for free peoples and free markets, we are willing to support and defend them - we will sustain a balance of power that favors freedom. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#10. No American president can support an Egypt that calls into question the historic treaty between Israel and Egypt. And no American president can support an Egypt that doesn't fully recognize women's rights or the rights of religious minorities. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#11. There's no greater challenge and there is no greater honor than to be in public service. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#12. This is the democratic process at work, What you're seeing with this process is the Iraqi people embracing American-style democracy. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#13. You cannot be on one hand dedicated to peace and on the other dedicated to violence. Those two things are irreconcilable. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#14. You go to war when there is a security threat, and Saddam Hussein was seen as a threat to our interests and our security. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#15. I've found my place in life, that I'm passionate about, my talents and my passion have merged, and I'm trying to do the best that I can. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#16. I'm not personally fearful, but I look out, and there are a number of things that concern me, and I'm hopeful that we can overcome them. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#17. For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region, here in the Middle East, and we achieved neither. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#18. I'm a great believer in the fact that as you get to know someone, it matters not what religious background they have, or what their nationality is, or where they came from. And I think that's how Americans really do relate to each other on a personal level. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#19. Everyone wants Russia to be a prosperous, democratic state that is fully integrated. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#20. When you're in government, of course, you have protection and you have people who are looking out for your wellbeing, but you can't live in a state of fear. If you do, you're not going to do your job very well and you're going to give yourself high blood pressure, which probably isn't worth it. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#21. If you cannot allow people to do their jobs ... nobody with substance and creativity will work for you. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#22. Success is not assured, but America is resolute: this is the best chance for peace we are likely to see for some years to come - and we are acting to help Israelis and Palestinians seize this chance. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#23. What we will not wait for is that particular nexus of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction that is extremism, and the technology to come together in a way that is harmful to the United States. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#24. Every life is worthy and every life is capable of greatness. We have an obligation to make sure that opportunity for greatness is there. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#25. The quicker we get about the business of reducing our reliance on oil the better. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#26. What we're hearing from everyone is that they understand that Saddam Hussein is a threat. They understand that he's been a threat for a long time. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#27. When people don't have a hopeful vision before them or the possible resolution of their difficulties by peaceful means, then they can be attracted to violence and to separatism. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#28. Race is a constant factor in American life. Yet reacting to every incident,real or imagined, is crippling, tiring, and ultimately counterproductive. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#29. My father joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#30. Now, al Qaeda's on the run. Afghanistan is no longer a base of operations. The Afghan government is a friendly government that is trying to bring democracy to its people. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#31. 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. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#32. Differences can be a strength. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#33. I've always said that I expected to grow up and get married like any nice southern girl, but the fact is you don't get married in the abstract. You find someone that you'd like to be married to. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#34. We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#35. 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. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#36. Great powers can't get tired, because the international order is not self-governing. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#37. One thing that education can do is it can provide us with an opportunity to understand one another better, and so while I've spent a lot of my time in the world of politics, I've always felt that it is really not politics that will solve this for us. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#38. There are some places that have had real quarrels with the United States' policies, but I think the country is very well-respected worldwide. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#39. People are tired of being kept from the dignity that allows them to make their own choices. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#40. I don't like anything that's "just an escape." To me the best part of golf is that, unlike my tennis game, I can actually get better. I've probably reached my plateau in tennis, but in golf I have a lot of room for improvement. I really enjoy working on my game. I like practicing. I chart my rounds. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#41. My Fox guys, I love every single one of them. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#42. If you are overdressed, it is a comment on them. If you are under dressed, it is a comment on you. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#43. 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. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#44. I play classical music almost exclusively. I never mastered jazz or gospel in the way that my mother did. She was a fine improvisational musician. I pretty much have to stick to what's written on the page. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#45. Differences can be strength rather than a handicap. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#46. At no time did I intend to, or do I believe that I did put forward false information to the American people. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#47. 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. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#48. U.S. officials never expected that 'we were going to open garages and find' weapons of mass destruction. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#49. Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#50. There have been plenty of markers that show that this [Iraq] is a country that is worth the investment, because once it emerges as a country that is a stabilising factor, you will have a very different kind of Middle East. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#51. Diplomacy, if properly practiced, is not just talking for the sake of talking. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#52. Separation of powers is a problem for foreign policy. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#53. I'm a terrible long-term planner. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#54. What I tell student athletes is first of all, you've made good choices this far in order to be able to be in college and to be an athlete. Keep making good choices. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#55. I hope that all of us who were fortunate enough to have benefited will put our time, our resources and our efforts into making sure that kids, particularly kids without means, have a way to achieve. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#56. But I want to just caution, it is not incumbent on the United States to prove that Saddam Hussein is trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction. He's already demonstrated that he's trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#57. Foreign policy simply cannot be judged by today's headlines that chalk up victories and defeats like so many box scores in the sports sections. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#58. Today's headlines and history's judgment are rarely the same. If you are too attentive to the former you will most certainly not do the hard work of securing the latter - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#59. 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. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#60. I believe our Presidents work hard and it's the loneliest job in the world. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#61. John Lewis Gaddis had come to visit shortly before the election and over lunch said something that resonated with me. "Never forget how really dependent the world is on America. And they know it. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#62. Our policies toward Iraq simply are to protect the region and to protect Iraq's people and neighbors. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#63. 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. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#64. Truly remarkable leadership is not just about motivating others to follow, it's about inspiring them to become leaders themselves and setting the stage for even greater opportunities for future generations. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#65. There are many other arrows in our diplomatic quiver. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#66. We are at war, and our security as a nation depends on winning that war. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#67. I don't think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#68. For the United States, supporting international development is more than just an expression of our compassion. It is a vital investment in the free, prosperous, and peaceful international order that fundamentally serves our national interest. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#69. We can have a new vision, one even greater than the system they gave us after World War II. Everyone can pursue happiness and freedom and peace. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#70. I'm happy and content in my life, and I chalk that up to wonderful parents and a wonderful God. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#71. I think golf can be one of those places where we act and we hope that people act as we would like them to act all the time. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#72. I don't believe for a minute anybody allowed people to suffer because they are African Americans, Nobody, especially the president, would have left people unattended on the basis of race. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#73. If you love Russia, you have to love Godunov. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#74. We're in a new world. We're in a world in which the possibility of terrorism, married up with technology, could make us very, very sorry that we didn't act. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#75. We were spending American blood and treasure to liberate the people of Afghanistan from one of the most brutal regimes on the face of the earth. That we would not use that moment to press for women's rights seems to me unthinkable. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#76. I'm very proud that we stood for the proposition that no man, woman or child should ever have to live in tyranny. We believed in democracy and promoted it. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#77. When you're doing collaborative music, the relationship that forms is a very bonding kind of experience. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#78. The Iranian people have a proud past. They merit a great future. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#79. In America, with education and hard work, it really does not matter where you came from; it matters only where you are going. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#80. Punish France, ignore Germany, and forgive Russia. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#81. I've been in enough positions to respect people with different views. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#82. America cannot do most of what needs to be done alone. You need friends. And we have good friends around the world. We have friends with whom we share values in Europe and Asia - thanks to the forward march of democracy - in Latin America, in Africa, and increasingly in the Middle East. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#83. Working very closely with the Department of Homeland Security to match up what is available with what is needed. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#84. What you know today can affect what you do tomorrow. But what you know today cannot affect what you did yesterday. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#85. [In] the United States, we've always been held together by the belief that it doesn't matter where you came from. It matters where you're going. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#86. We're not going to negotiate about the terms of terrorism. You don't negotiate about terrorism. It's is wrong to engage in terrorism, and there isn't anything to negotiate. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#87. I could read music before I could read. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#88. Frankly, as secretary of state, if somebody treats you badly because you're a woman, it's your fault - not theirs. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#89. This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia, where Russia can threaten its neighbors, occupy a capital, overthrow a government, and get away with it. Things have changed. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#90. Your friends and your family, if you're close to them, they won't let you get too far from who you were or from who you are. And so I love staying close to people who've always known me. That's probably the best leavening that you could possibly have. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#91. I would even say that my parents, and their friends in our community, thought of education as a kind of armor against racism. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#92. 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. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#93. somewhat vague) new relationship between the United States - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#94. We need to move beyond the idea that girls can be leaders and create the expectation that they should be leaders. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#95. I've found that in places where women have not really been afforded full rights yet - for instance, in the Middle East - even very conservative politicians in the region will say, 'You know, my daughter would really like to meet you,' or, 'Would you send a note to my granddaughter?' - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#96. [I'm] very fortunate and blessed person who still has a lot of living to do. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#97. The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity - and an obligation - to help them turn this desire into reality. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#98. I believe that while race-neutral means are preferable, it is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse student body. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#99. We can't afford to leave Afghanistan to the Taliban and the terrorists. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#100. Arnold Rampersad is a really good person. A really good person. As a matter of fact, he came to Stanford when I was Provost. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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