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" You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing. "
" My father was a clergyman and always said: 'Hate the sin but love the sinner.' "
" People didn't have the political guts to stand up against an American war. "
" I am fed up with a system which busts the pot smoker and lets the big dope racketeer go free. "
" I seek the presidency because I believe deeply in the American promise and can no longer accept the diminishing of that promise. "
" I am a liberal and always have been - just not the wild-eyed character the Republicans made me out to be. "
" I firmly believed throughout 1971 that the major hurdle to winning the presidency was winning the Democratic nomination. I believed that any reasonable Democrat would defeat President Nixon. I now think that no one could have defeated him in 1972. "
" The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity. "
" Democrats believe that the federal government is not our enemy, it's our partner. "
" My heart does sometimes bleed for those who are hurting in my own country and abroad. "
" My dad was a Methodist minister. "
" When I was in the war, I was lucky that I was in a plane and never saw the carnage close-up. "
" No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public. "
" When you start one of these programs, school lunch programs, in a country that heretofore had nothing of that kind, immediately school enrollment jumps dramatically. Girls and boys get to the classroom with the promise of a good meal once a day. "
" I'm what a normal, healthy, ideal American should be like. "
" I always thought of myself as a moderate liberal, a fighter for peace and justice. I never thought of myself as being all that far out. "
" I have a very deep concern about President Obama putting in another 21,000 troops into Afghanistan with the promise of more to come. "
" Everyone is exposed to economic risks of some kind. "
" I hope I live long enough to see every hungry school child in the world being fed under the so-called McGovern-Dole program. "
" At least I have precluded the possibility of peaking too early. "
" It's a tough thing, to know what to do about a war that deep in your gut you feel is wrong and yet watch your peers going off to fight in that war. "
" As an American, I want our forces to prevail. "
" Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction 'Love the neighbor as thyself.' "
" For 50 years, the Republicans have been accusing the Democrats of being soft on national security. "
" Under the guise of protecting us from ourselves, the right and the left are becoming ever more aggressive in regulating behavior. "
" Now, I simply do what I want. "
" When I was small, my most serious handicap was a painful bashfulness in the presence of strangers. "
" Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public. "
" I never even had the time to read novels. "
" I think it was my study of history that convinced me that the Democratic Party was more on the side of the average American. "
" If you're Iran's minister of defense, I think you'd try to develop at least one nuclear weapon to save yourself from what happened to Iraq. "