Top Famous Quotes From Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is best known as the 66th United States Secretary of State. She is the first black woman as well as the second one to serve as Secretary of State.

Following are 20 great quotes from Condoleezza Rice that you may be interested.

“I’m a huge proponent of exchanges, student exchanges, cultural exchanges, university exchanges. We talk a lot about public diplomacy, … It’s extremely important that we get our message out, but it’s also the case that we should not have a monologue with other people. It has to be a conversation, and you can’t do that without exchanges and openness.”

“You never cede control of your own ability to be successful to something called racism.”

“I believe they are going to finish this, … We are confident that they will complete this process and continue on the path toward elections for a permanent government at the end of the year.”

“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.”

“Education is transformational. It changes lives. That is why people work so hard to become educated and why education has always been the key to the American Dream, the force that erases arbitrary divisions of race and class and culture and unlocks every person’s God-given potential.”

“We’ve been a country that’s been fortunate to be protected by two oceans, to not have serious attacks on our territory for most of our history. And we were unfortunately reminded in a very devastating way of our vulnerability.”

“We’ve been a country that’s been fortunate to be protected by two oceans, to not have serious attacks on our territory for most of our history. And we were unfortunately reminded in a very devastating way of our vulnerability.”

“… it’s good to have female or minority role models. But the important thing is to have mentors who care about you, and they come in all colors.”

“We are at war, and our security as a nation depends on winning that war.”

“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.”

“After all, when the world looks to America, they look to us because we are the most successful political and economic experiment in human history.”

“For those critics to ignore their own past statements, exposes the hollowness of their current attacks.”

“My mom was a teacher – I have the greatest respect for the profession – we need great teachers – not poor or mediocre ones.”

“The moment of truth is coming here, … and it’s time for the co-sponsors to get together and discuss it.”

“The first responsibility is one that you have to yourself, the responsibility to find and follow your passion. I don’t mean just any old thing that interests you, not just something that you could or might do, but that one unique calling that you can’t do without. As an educated person, you have the opportunity to spend your life doing what you love and you should never forget that many do not enjoy such a rare privilege. As you work to find your passion, you should know that sometimes, your passion just finds you.”

“In America, with education and hard work, it really does not matter where you came from – it matters where you are going.”

“I can tell you firmly and without any contradiction that this is a terrific list, a really good government, and we are very pleased with the names that have emerged.”

“No cause, no movement and no grievance can justify the intentional killing of innocent civilians and noncombatants.”

“I didn’t run for student council president. I don’t see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I’m not particularly fond of politics.”

“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.”

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