If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as candle making industry threatened.
It's going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us.
I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual I'm too abstract I think too much.
It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington's cherry blossoms are just plain overrated.
We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something.
In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
It is impossible to maintain civilization with 12-year-olds having babies, with 15-year-olds killing each other, with 17-year-olds dying of AIDS and with 18-year-olds getting diplomas they can't read
If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
I love the environment, but I'm cheap on the environment.
It was an enormous mistake for us to try to occupy that country after June of 2003. We have to pull back, and we have to recognize it
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
I discourage a cult of personality.
What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If [voters] care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots.
Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.