Today is Madeleine Albright's 76th birthday. She is a proud American, and originally an immigrant from Czechoslovakia. She was the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by aU.S. Senate vote. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997 and remained until the end of Clinton's tenure in 2001.
Some of her well known quotes are:
The difference between humans and other mammals is that we know how to accessorize.
I really think that there was a great advantage in many ways to being a woman. I think we are a lot better at personal relationships, and then have the capability obviously of telling it like it is when it's necessary.
I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men's clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am.
I have said this many times, that there seems to be enough room in the world for mediocre men, but not for mediocre women, and we really have to work very, very hard.
Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank.