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In Honor Of Her 78th Birthday, Here Are 8 Times Madeleine Albright Got It Totally Right

05/15/2015 11:09 am ET | Updated May 15, 2015

When we think of our favorite feminist quotes, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's now iconic insight on women helping each other is easily near the top of our list.

"I have a saying," Albright told the WNBA All-Decade team in 2006. "I think there is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."

But Albright, the first woman to ever lead the State Department, has made more of her share of memorable comments on women, empowerment and global equality.

In honor of her 78th birthday, here are eight more spot-on remarks from the trailblazing diplomat:

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Speaking at the United Nations in 2013. Image: Getty.

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In conversation with Karen Tumulty at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in 2013. Image: Getty.

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Q&A during 2010 TEDWomen conference. Image: Getty.

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Q&A during 2010 TEDWomen conference. Image: Getty.

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Remarks at USAID Development Forum in 2012. Image: AFP/Getty.

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As quoted in a 1997 Time profile. Image: AP.

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Interview with Marianne Schnall published on The Huffington Post in 2010. Image: Getty

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Interview with the Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Blumenstein in 2012. Image: AFP/Getty.

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