A collection of quotes and sayings by Condoleezza Rice on politics, inspiration, patriotic, race, females, minority, role-models, democracy and leadership.

9 Notable Condoleezza Rice Quotes On Politics, Racism & Leadership

Quick Facts

Born On
14 November 1954 AD

Born In
Birmingham, Alabama

Founder / Co Founder
Center for New Generation


Condoleezza Rice is an U.S diplomat and political scintist. She became the first black woman to serve as the ‘Secretary of State’. After completing her Ph.D, she worked as a political science professor at the University of Stanford for three decades. There she served as the first Afro-American provost and was also appointed as the chief budget and academic officer. During the mid-1980’s she started working as a fellow to the Joint Chiefs Staff which helped her become director of ‘Soviet and East European affairs’ in the ‘National Security Council’ where her roles made her a special assistant to the then president George H.W. Bush. Since then the graph of her political career only rose as she served various roles before her appointment as the ‘Secretary of State’. As the secretary, she focused on ‘Transformational Diplomacy’ to strengthen the democracy. She shifted many U.S diplomats to various parts of the world compelling them to be fluent at foreign languages. Her term came to an end in 2009, and since then she has been actively supporting the Republicans and has confessed to be looking forward to a future as an educator. Following is a compilation of quotations and sayings by the renowned political scientist which have been scanned from her writings, interviews, speeches, work and thoughts. Go through the quotes by Condoleezza Rice who broke all the barriers of racism to become a role model for others.

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- No Higher Honour, Condoleezza Rice

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

- Condoleezza Rice

People may oppose you, but when they realize you can hurt them, they'll join your side.

- Condoleezza Rice

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.

- Condoleezza Rice

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

- Condoleezza Rice

... 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.

- Extraordinary, Condoleezza Rice

Race is a constant factor in American life. Yet reacting to every incident,real or imagined, is crippling, tiring, and ultimately counterproductive.

- Extraordinary, Condoleezza Rice

...if you are overdressed, it is a comment on them. If you are under dressed, it is a comment on you.

- Extraordinary, Condoleezza Rice

Prejudice and bigotry are brought the sheer force of determination of individuals to succeed and the refusal of a human being to let prejudice define the parameters of the possible.

- Condoleezza Rice