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John McCain Quotes and Sayings

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The problem...
is that most members of Congress don't pay attention to what's going on.
- John McCain

The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk,
I'm going to veto it and make the authors of those
pork-barrel items famous all over America.
- John McCain

I am fully prepared to be commander in chief...
I don't need on-the-job training.
- John McCain

The core political values of our free society are so
deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents,
lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them.
- John McCain

 

We must win in Iraq.
If we withdraw, there will be chaos;
there will be genocide; and they will follow us home.
- John McCain

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool
or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
- John McCain

We know that Medicare's going broke in seven years,
but we need to start over.That's what the American people want us to do.
- John McCain

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You cannot tell the enemy you're going to leave and
expect the enemy to not -
and expect to succeed.
I mean, that's just a fundamental of warfare.
- John McCain

Remember the words of Chairman Mao: 'It's always darkest
before it's totally black.'.
- John McCain

On the subject of Osama bin Laden...
we will track him down.
We will capture him.
We will bring him to justice, and I will follow him to the gates of hell.
- John McCain

As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard
for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our
best days could only dream to emulate.
- John McCain

Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated,
are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably
durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
- John McCain

We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves,
from ourselves.
- John McCain

Do not yield.
Do not flinch.
Stand up.
Stand up with our President and fight.
We're Americans.
We're Americans, and we'll never surrender.
They will.
- John McCain

Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war.
- John McCain

My greatest fear is the Iranians acquire a nuclear
weapon and give it to a terrorist organization.
And there is a real threat of them doing that.
- John McCain

Thank God for our form of government.
The media won't let there be any cover-up.
- John McCain

I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends.
And they should not doubt ours.
- John McCain

I believe in evolution.
But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset,
that the hand of God is there also.
- John McCain

On 'don't ask, don't tell' I was always the same.
I said we needed a complete review of the impact on
morale and battle effectiveness of 'don't ask,
don't tell' before we repeal it.
That's my position now.
Now they're trying to ram through a repeal without a -
any kind of really realistic survey done.
- John McCain

The tea partiers are a great addition.
The tea partiers have invigorated a base that has been
dormant for a long period of time.
We're going to have a broad array of different views
in our Republican conference,
and I think it might be more interesting than any I've been in in a long time.
- John McCain

And the people who live in the southern part of my
state do not have a secure environment.
To wit, there are signs that the government put up that say,
'Warning.
You are in a drug smuggling area and a human smuggling area.'
- John McCain

The way you have bipartisan negotiations,
you sit down across the table, as we did with Ted Kennedy,
as I've done with many other members,
and you say, 'OK, here's what I want,
here's what you want.
We'll adhere to your principles, but we'll make concessions.'
- John McCain

And, if we lost, then who win? Did Al Qaida win? When
on the floor of the House of Representatives they cheer -
they cheer -
when they pass a withdrawal motion that is a certain date for surrender,
what were they cheering? Surrender? Defeat?
- John McCain

Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan,
most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today.
I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience
of having to serve with her.
- John McCain

But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property,
that I learned to love very dearly the right of free
expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago.
- John McCain

Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq,
a peace built on more secure foundations than are found
today in the Middle East.
Even more important, they will fight for two human
conditions of even greater value than peace:
liberty and justice.
- John McCain

The American people want us to stop spending.
And so let's just give them some certainty.
Let's extend the tax - the existing tax cuts.
And then let's give some more tax breaks to small businesses and large.
And then maybe the American people will have some confidence.
- John McCain

I'm as frustrated with the French, I think,
as anyone, but look, there's going to be other challenges
and there are going to be other issues.
As long as there's a war on terrorism going on,
we're all going to have to work together.
- John McCain

I am a Republican.
I'm loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
And I believe that my party, in some ways,
has strayed from those principles, particularly on
the issue of fiscal discipline.
- John McCain

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

We cannot solve a problem by saying,
"It's not my problem."
We cannot solve a problem by hoping that
someone else will solve it for us.
I can solve a problem only when I say,
"This is my problem and it's up to me to solve it.
- M. Scott Peck

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

No problem is so formidable that
you can't walk away from it.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

The real problem is that the way that power is given
out in our society pits us against each other.
- Anita Hill

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is
bending down and putting my tennis shoes on.
Once I go out I'm OK.
- David Soul

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated
housing problem but housing involved in our daily work
and all the other functions of the city.
- Alvar Aalto

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same
look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
- Paula Poundstone

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries
of a large research staff to study the problem.
- Bill Vaughan

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

I love my attitude problem.
- Anonymous

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

For every complex problem,
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley


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