Washington Quotes

One congressman is not going to go to Washington and change the economic history of a district. What a congressman does is change the economic circumstances.

Al Weed

The debate in Washington will focus on ideology, ... will be no less important.

Jonathan Adler

cleanup drive in Washington, to break the grip of the permanent corporate government that makes good people in the Congress not fulfill their own potential.

Ralph Nader

What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians.

Bill Delahunt

These are people who want to see change in the way Washington works.

Francine Busby

The FTC's concerns about Internet privacy and the Microsoft case have made Washington more visible. The Microsoft case was a real awakening for people that the government does have an impact on your company.

Connie Correll

Well, It's an interesting thing ... that when she travels to New York, she calls it a tour. When I come back to New York from Washington, I call it coming home.

Rick Lazio

The Democratic Party silence on Iraq is another moment of a voice lost. Faced with votes in favor of the war, the silence is deafening in Washington and the frustration is growing larger among voters. It's time for us to ask the question: What is the exit strategy?

Andy Stern

At every level in Washington, people are talking about that and looking for . . . another secure document that would not inhibit or impede trade or legitimate travellers across our country.

David Wilkins

Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry.

Oscar Wilde

Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.

Harry S. Truman

Many a time I have seen my mother leap up from the dinner table to engage the swarming flies with an improvised punkah, and heard her rejoice and give humble thanks simultaneously that Baltimore was not the sinkhole that Washington was.

H.L. Mencken

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

In Washington, success is just a training course for failure.

Simon Hoggart

As more money flowed through Washington and as Washington's power to regulate our lives grew, opportunities and temptations for graft, influence peddling and cutting corners grew exponentially. Power breeds corruption.

Steve Forbes

Eastern Washington has experienced a number of deadly forest fires this season, and it is crucial that we have bipartisan legislation that will expedite the research and restoration process.

Cathy McMorris

In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.

Simon Hoggart

...One of the things I have discovered is, in Washington, D.C. most people understand the consequences of failure. And if failure is not an option, then it's up to the president to come up with a plan that is more likely to succeed.

George Walker Bush

This administration and these folk who run Washington are no more interested in our welfare and our well being than the man on the moon. And we have got to start taking our destiny into our hands.

Tavis Smiley

“Sooner or later every one of us breathes an atom that has been breathed before by anyone you can think of who has lived before us-Michelangelo or George Washington or Moses.”

Jacob Bronowski

There is only one thing I want to say about Ohio that has a political tinge, and that is that I think a mistake has been made of recent years in Ohio in failing to continue as our representatives the same people term after term. I do not need to tell a Washington audience, among whom there are certainly some who have been interested in legislation, that length of service in the House and in the Senate is what gives influence.

William Howard Taft

In his farewell address, George Washington warned the people about political parties. Now we see how both Democrats and Republicans have conspired to reduce democratic participation. If this is the best the Democrats and Republicans have to offer, it's time to look elsewhere. . . . Politics should be the prism for our most noble intentions.

Marianne Williamson

We're appreciative of the Washington Nationals for providing us with a tremendous venue. And I believe we have an opportunity from an attendance standpoint, based on past history, to do some special things this spring.

Rick Jones

Excellence does not begin in Washington.

Ronald Reagan

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