Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"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"
"We have, I fear, confused power with greatness"
"After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must say I have climbed my last political mountain"
"Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb"
"A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future"
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future"
"The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy"
"It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say"
"The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does"
"As you make your bed, so you must lie in it"
"Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving"
"When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale"
"Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless"
"Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned"
"A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead"
"Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds"
"The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves"
"It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms"
"If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't"
"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time"
"The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith"
"A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader"
"All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway"
"So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy"
"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward"
"Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against"
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything"
"The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office"
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