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Mario Cuomo Quotes





Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right.
[Instincts]
 

I am a trial lawyer. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit.
 

I have no plans, and no plans to plan.
 

I said I didn't want to run for president. I didn't ask you to believe me.
 

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week.
 

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly.
 

The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever.
 

The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.
 

There are few things more amusing in the world of politics than watching moderate Republicans charging to the right in pursuit of greater glory.
 

We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses.
 

You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
 

You want calamities? What about the Ice Age?