Condoleezza Rice Quotes

Condoleezza Rice Quotes: 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.
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Condoleezza Rice Quote: When I said I had always hoped to marry in my race, I really do mean that. That doesn't mean I absolutely wouldn't marry outside of it, but there's a culture and traditions to maintain, and I have great pride in them, and I always thought it would be wonderful to share that with somebody of my race.
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Quotes about Condoleezza Rice: We can't live true to our set of values unless American educational system is strong. I really believe that if we don't get that right we will not compete because we won't believe that our people can compete, and we'll turn inward. We won't lead. That will be bad for the world.
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Quote about Condoleezza Rice: 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.
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Condoleezza Rice Sayings: I certainly think that the world views the United States as a place to be respected. All over the world our values are respected; who we are, a place that you can come and come from modest circumstances to great things, that's respected.
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Condoleezza Rice Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Condoleezza Rice: You have to have a strong sense of your values and a strong sense of who you are, because there are a lot of events and a lot of people who will pull you in this direction or that direction.
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Saying about Condoleezza Rice: Leading in a complex world means recognizing the simple things you can do to make things better.
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Condoleezza Rice Quotes: I studied piano from the age of three. My grandmother taught piano. I stayed at her house during the day while my parents worked. I obviously wanted to learn to play. And so she asked if she could teach me, and my mother said don't you think she's too young. My grandmother apparently said no. So I could read music before I could read, and I really don't remember learning to read music. So for me it's like a native language. When I look at a sheet of music, it just makes sense.
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Condoleezza Rice Quote: 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.
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Quotes about Condoleezza Rice: I'm a strong believer that you have to have an equal opportunity to fail and to try things that are hard. I always tell my students,
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Quote about Condoleezza Rice: I grew up in a very loving middle class family. My parents were educators. I'm not even the first PhD in my family. They tried to shield me, just as other parents in my neighborhood tried to shield their children. But you knew there was a reason that you couldn't go to that theme park or to a movie theater or to a hamburger stand. They couldn't shield you completely. What they did though was they never let it be an excuse for not achieving, and they always said racism is somebody else's problem, not yours. They tried in that way not to make us bitter about Birmingham.
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Condoleezza Rice Sayings: When I went off to college, I was expecting to be a concert musician. In music school I heard all of these kids who were just unbelievable. And I understand that you can be very, very good, but there's something that separates very, very good from great, and I knew that I wasn't great.
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Condoleezza Rice Saying: I'm a terrible long-term planner.
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Sayings about Condoleezza Rice: I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, when my young assistant said that a plane had hit the World Trade Center - and then a second one - and a third, the Pentagon.
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Saying about Condoleezza Rice: There are some places that have had real quarrels with the United States' policies, but I think the country is very well-respected worldwide.
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Condoleezza Rice Quotes: I'm a committed Republican. I believe very strongly in individual liberty. I tend not to think much in terms of group politics. I really am a kind of small government person and I'm most certainly a fiscal conservative and strong on national defense.
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Condoleezza Rice Quote: The United States is willing to exert strong leadership to give diplomacy its very best chance to succeed.
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