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Geraldine Ferraro Quotes

An American attorney, a Democratic Party politician and a former member of the United States House of Representatives.
(1935 - 2011)

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And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through.

And it was, it was not beating George Bush, believe it or not, the bottom line as far as I was concerned was introducing to the public who Gerry Ferraro was.

But I do think its necessary to have debates.

But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn't go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets.

For one thing, one of the wonderful things that we now have is instead of the huge budget surpluses that President Clinton left us with, we now have these huge deficits that we're going to be facing into the future.

I didn't look very sensitive and they didn't know me very well.

I didn't serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy.

I do believe in the power of prayer.

I don't consider myself a survivor; that's someone who has gone through something terrible.

I don't like to practice ahead of time what I'm going to say.

I enjoyed debate on the floor but it's not really debate in the same way.

I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control.

I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down.

I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress.

I'd call it a new version of voodoo economics, but I'm afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name.

I'm a competitive person, but I have never understood people's competitiveness at the expense of their colleagues.
[Helping Other People]

I'm a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research.

If you ask me a question, don't tell me what the question is in advance, 'cause I'd rather not know.

If you think somebody cares about you and believes your life is worth saving, how can you give up?

Leaders can be moral-and they should be moral-without imposing their morality on others.
[Self Control]

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