Abdul Qadeer Khan
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful"
"Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose"
"Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness"
"Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers"
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence"
"The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river"
"We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate"
"He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander"
"I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power"
"A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it"
"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives"
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary"
"We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy"
"And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office"
"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators"
"I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible"
"Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois"
"I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days"
"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did"
"It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren"
"It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself"
"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today"
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all"
"Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least"
"Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?"
"Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote"
"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end"
"Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates"
"Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so"
"If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks to fly to Washington to picket. If you don't like the Governor, it costs you 60 bucks to fly to Albany to picket. If you don't like me, 90 cents"
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