Zitat des Tages von George McGovern:
Every once in a while, I run into somebody who tells me that she met her husband in my campaign or a husband who says, I met my wife. I have to tell you, I caused a few divorces too.
I wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. senator and later a presidential nominee. That knowledge would have made me a better legislator and a more worthy aspirant to the White House.
The longer the title, the less important the job.
I think it was my study of history that convinced me that the Democratic Party was more on the side of the average American.
I'm a movie buff.
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.
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.
It really is true that an orator is simply a good man who speaks well.
From secrecy and deception in high places, come home, America. From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation, come home, America.
I thought the Vietnam war was an utter, unmitigated disaster, so it was very hard for me to say anything good about it.
I am fed up with a system which busts the pot smoker and lets the big dope racketeer go free.
I'm constantly meeting people who said that they cast their first vote for me, or that they cut their eye teeth on the 1972 campaign, or that they didn't vote for me but admire my positions.
When I was small, my most serious handicap was a painful bashfulness in the presence of strangers.
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
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.
The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public.
I am a liberal and always have been - just not the wild-eyed character the Republicans made me out to be.
I suppose politicians have always wanted to get re-elected, but there's a kind of a feeling now that if you just discredit your opposition, it makes it easier for you to win. I don't think that's necessarily true.
My father was a clergyman and always said: 'Hate the sin but love the sinner.'
I have a very deep concern about President Obama putting in another 21,000 troops into Afghanistan with the promise of more to come.
The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity.
People didn't have the political guts to stand up against an American war.
I am 1,000 percent for Tom Eagleton and I have no intention of dropping him from the ticket.
I make one pledge above all others - to seek and speak the truth with all the resources of mind and spirit I command.
Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.
One of the sharp parallels is that neither Vietnam nor Iraq was the slightest threat to America's national security.
I was tired. I hadn't slept eight hours in two, three years. I lived on four, five hours of sleep. You can do it during a campaign because thousands are screaming for you. You're getting adrenaline shots each day. Then the campaign ends, and there are no more shots.
I always thought of myself as a good old South Dakota boy who grew up here on the prairie.
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 never even had the time to read novels.
I move ahead, I live.
My heart does sometimes bleed for those who are hurting in my own country and abroad.