The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president.
— Dean Acheson

Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people.
George P. Shultz secretary state quote

President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him, making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice.
— Michael Crapo

Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph machine and he thinks he is secretary of state.
— Dean Rusk

Secretary of State Colin Powell, thank you so much, as always, for joining us this morning.
— secretary state quotation by Hannah Storm