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When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand.
The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.
I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Spiro T. Agnew
I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.
A. N. Wilson
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
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.
John Foster Dulles
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
When we have a Deputy Prime Minister who tells people not to drive cars but has two Jags himself, and where the Minister who tells people not to have two homes turns out to have nine himself no wonder the public believe politicians are hypocrites.
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.
Sandra Day O'Connor
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.
My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been across the street at work for a while, they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.
The public seldom forgive twice.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power.
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people.
I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
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.
Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.
You better take advantage of the good cigars. You don't get much else in that job.
Thomas P. O'Neill
I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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