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Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we're going forward to tomorrow or whether we're going to go past to the - to the back!

Liberalism is Rationalism in politics.

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of the people tempered by fear.

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Like an armed warrior, like a plumed knight, James G. Blaine marched down the halls of American Congress and threw his shining lance full and fair against the brazen foreheads of the defamers of his country, and the malign-ers of his honor.

Man is by nature a political animal.

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

Men in high levels of government seldom surf.

Modern politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces. See quote detail

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight.

My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.

My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right.

My hat's in the ring. The fight is one and I'm stripped to the buff.

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.

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action.

Nobody is qualified to become a statesman who is entirely ignorant of the problems of wheat.

Nothing is more deceitful than the statements that what we need in politics is the business man. Politics are a business - at least they are a field in which experience tells for usefulness and effectiveness - and a man who has devoted his entire life to the successful establishment of a business is generally not the man who will be useful to the public in the administration of public business.

Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong.


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