I am not a centrist.
I'm a politician. I run for office. That's my profession.
I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.
If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't Black.
The Breakfast Clubradio program, May 22, 2020.
Isn't it a bitch? I mean, ... this vice president thing?
Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids.
You're a lying dog-faced pony soldier.
Each man the architect of his own fate.
Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe,
Bold I can meet - perhaps may turn his blow!
But of all plagues, Good Heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save, save, Oh, save me from the candid friend!
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Great nations need organizing principles, andDon't do stupid stuffis not an organizing principle.
I don't think they're piling on because I'm a woman. I think they're piling on because I'm winning.
In every era, society must strike the right balance between the freedom businesses need to compete for a market share and to make profits and the preservation of family and community values.
(In politics) you need both a public and a private position.
Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage always has been, between a man and a woman.
There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country.
Too many companies, especially large ones, are driven more and more narrowly by the need to ensure that investors get good quarterly returns and to justify executives' high salaries. Too often, this means that they view most employees as costs.
We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.
What, like with a cloth or something?
You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call thebasket of deplorables.
When we're dancing with the angels, the question will be asked: In 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing? Did we play games?
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
There is no education like adversity.
I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm, so when I come to Washington, I'll know how to cut pork.
I'm not giving up politics entirely - I'm just giving up leadership of a political party.
If we want to preserve the foundation of our democracy, it's vital that we find common ground that allows us to work for the greater good of this nation. This does not mean giving up our values. This does not mean swallowing a bitter compromise.
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
You can't fight against the future. Time is on our side.
Three things happen when you get to my age. First your memory starts to go ... and I have forgotten the other two.
I like a nice cup of tea in the morning,
For to start the day, you see,
And at half-past eleven
Well, my idea of Heaven
Is a nice cup of tea:
I like a nice cup of tea with me dinner
And a nice cup of tea with me tea,
And when it's time for bed
There's a lot to be said
For a nice cup of tea.
There are those who never stretch out the hand for fear it will be bitten. But those who never stretch out the hand will never feel it clasped in friendship.
Others appear frozen in the headlights - aware of the likely impact, yet paralysed by the fear of major transformations.
When I started out, people were afraid of parish priests. Now they're afraid of newspaper editors.
I just find it absolutely bizarre that we are being lectured by the Americans about giving up our sovereignty and giving up control when the Americans won't even sign up to the international convention on the law of the seas, let alone the International Criminal Court.
I would rather be dead in a ditch than ask the European Union for a delay in Brexit.
The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.
I am ready to debate how we fight terrorism without giving up our liberty.
Coffee, (which makes the politician wise, and see thro' all things with his half-shut eyes).
Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.
Every time I get an opponent - I mean, every time I get a chance - I'm home.
The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.
The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.
Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.
Those who are not giving up their nefarious activities even in the holy month of Ramzan, should their activities not be called unholy?
I suppose flattery hurts no one - that is, if he doesn't inhale.
Be careful, be cautious, do not rush into negotiations ... be careful what you give away now, you may wish you had not done so should in future the balance of forces turn in your favour.
I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
We shall not be diverted from our course. To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catch-phrase, the U-turn, I have only this to say.You turn if you want; the lady's not for turning.
He's not a war hero. ... He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured.
I alone can fix it.
[I am] not smart, but genius ... and a very stable genius at that!
I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters.
I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off.
I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning?
I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.
I would like you to do us a favor, though.
If you don't have passion ... you might as well give up ... you have no chance of making it. Passion is the essence of life, and certainly the essence of success.
If you're going to be thinking only one thing, you might as well be thinking big.
In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.
Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?
My style of dealmaking is quite simple and straightforward. I just keep pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.
One day - it's like a miracle - it will disappear.
Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
I have a plan for that.
She the Peopleforum, Houston, April 24, 2019.
There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.