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And the political system is changing rapidly in this country,
by Richard M. Daley

And the political system is changing rapidly in this country,
and we better realize that.
The elephants or donkeys are not what younger people look to.
They look at individual candidates' philosophy,
and I think it's a different time and a different generation.
- Richard M. Daley

I've given it my all.
I've done my best.
Now, I'm ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives.
- Richard M. Daley

It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest
Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
- Richard M. Daley

And then for the first time in history a Cook County
state's attorney was reelected for a third time.
- Richard M. Daley

 

I think the state has some serious problems.
Just look at the layoffs going on across the state,
not just in Chicago.
It affects the middle class.
It pushes people down.
- Richard M. Daley

People have to be confident about their sites.
We're confident, number one, because under my administration
we're managing our airports better than we've ever done before.
- Richard M. Daley

You go out there and ask them what their future is today.
If we don't build that today, there's nothing.
- Richard M. Daley

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I've very proud to be mayor of our great city.
It's a city with a heart and a soul.
Chicago has a unique spirit.
Our business community wants to give back.
- Richard M. Daley

They really do a disservice because these men and women
came out of the Depression,
they came out of the war.
- Richard M. Daley

You have nothing coming into a major metropolitan area
to relocate or locate your business and employees.
And you can go across the country and you'll see that.
- Richard M. Daley

Why should a city be mandated to do something by the
federal government or state government without the money to do it?
- Richard M. Daley

I don't fight the suburban areas or collar counties.
I get along with them; they're former Chicagoans anyway.
- Richard M. Daley

They knew that Roosevelt and the Democratic party made a difference on them,
on their quality of life issues, and they believed in that.
But today it is completely different.
- Richard M. Daley

In the coming days, I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor.
Many of you will search to find what's behind my decision.
It's simple.
I have always believed that every person,
especially public officials, must understand when it is time to move on.
For me, that time is now.
- Richard M. Daley

Alcohol and drug addiction are problems,
and we should use outside agencies that know the business.
They do business all over the country.
Why don't we contract them to do it? See,
we should be in certain businesses.
- Richard M. Daley

We also need people like social workers,
volunteers, the Christian Industrial League,
drug treatment programs to make sure you are getting them a job.
That's what you have to do.
Otherwise, we just keep stepping around these things.
- Richard M. Daley

I'm the one who gets called up about a problem.
I'm the one who gets called up about the street lighting and the abandoned car.
I'm the one who gets blamed if the police don't arrive.
I'm the one they blame if a city truck is broken down.
- Richard M. Daley

That's an economic development program in the metropolitan area.
If they don't see that, and you don't get these things done,
then you're competing with Texas and California and Atlanta;
then you really have problems.
- Richard M. Daley

We're competing against other great cities:
Madrid,
Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo.
That's why it's important that we all join together
on the final path to Copenhagen.
Having the support of President Obama is key.
- Richard M. Daley

That area environmentally is a waste.
You can't do anything.
I don't care if the Sierra Club goes out there.
It is fully polluted!
You're not only going to work to clean up the environment,
but also you will put people to work.
- Richard M. Daley

So you keep raising these taxes, and all of a sudden
the business community says,
'Why are we here? We can go someplace else and use their phones.'
That's one of the problems that directly affects the business community.
- Richard M. Daley

I've reached out to other mayors throughout the United
States to form an Olympic Task Force of Mayors,
and to community leaders, Congress, and businesspeople.
As thousands of people around the country join the movement,
it gets more and more exciting.
- Richard M. Daley

There has been loss of steel manufacturing.
Those people need jobs.
Where you have to build the third airport is where people are.
So you're right; if his site isn't playable,
then our site is right next to it.
- Richard M. Daley

Well, the problem of the federal government is that
they print money and go in debt.
That's their national policy, Democrats and Republicans it doesn't matter.
And this is where I differ.
- Richard M. Daley

The spirit of the Olympic movement is great for young
people because it teaches them about the training and
discipline required to compete.
Even if they don't make the teams, they can rededicate
their lives to the art of sport,
discipline, and physical fitness.
- Richard M. Daley

I enjoy getting things done.
My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something.
There's where we have to go in local government,
in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you.
They have to go to the edge.
- Richard M. Daley

We are going to sign a treaty with Mexico.
We are competing internationally.
We need another international airport for international cargo,
international travel, international businesses.
- Richard M. Daley

My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression.
One person and one party made a difference in his life.
That's what everybody forgot when they called my father
and other people political bosses.
- Richard M. Daley

I believe the way I describe the problems in Chicago
is that it's a metropolitan area.
I've said that everywhere.
The uneducated child is not just my problem,
it's the state's problem.
It's also the federal government's problem.
- Richard M. Daley

I'm one who demands a lot from people.
I'm not afraid to look at alternative ways in city government.
That's what I've done in my two years and will continue to do in the next four.
- Richard M. Daley

Everybody would love to be mayor of Chicago.
If you look at what we have done over many,
many years and where we are today and the commitment
by the business community,
the commitment by the not-for-profit community -
all this coming together -
this is a wonderful city.
- Richard M. Daley

First National Bank laid off 1,000 people;
where do they go? There are no jobs for them.
So we are having serious economic problems in this country.
We are in a real economic crisis.
- Richard M. Daley

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is its own reward.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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