The Senate Quotes

The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel. And the gavel is a very important instrument... an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda.

Dan Quayle

(I support efforts) to limit the terms of the members of Congress, especially members of the House and members of the Senate.

Dan Quayle

I was pulled over in Massachusetts for reckless driving. When brought before the judge, I was asked if I knew what the punishment for drunk driving in that state was. I said, "I don't know... reelection to the Senate?

Emo Philips

I may have grown cynical from long service, but this is a tendency I do not like, and I sometimes think I'd rather be a dog and bay at the moon than stay in the Senate another six years and listen to it.

John Sharp Williams

Only the Dark Lord of the Sith knows of our weakness. If informed the senate is, multiply our adversaries will.

Yoda

The House looks like more fun. It's like the Donahue show. The Senate is like one of those Sunday morning public service programs.

Phil Donahue

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?

Will Rogers

Our Founding Fathers would shudder to see how easily forces outside the mainstream now seem to effortlessly push some Senate leaders toward conduct the American people don't want from their elected leaders: Abusing power. Inserting the government into our private lives. Injecting religion into debates about public policy. Jumping through hoops to ingratiate themselves to their partys base, while step by step, day by day, real problems that keep American families up at night fall by the wayside here in Washington.

John Kerry

Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.

Alexander Pope

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?

Will Rogers

Now the Democrats control the Senate. But the good news is that now the Republicans can admit that Strom Thurmond has been dead since 1988.

Jay Leno

The crime bill passed by the Senate would reinstate the Federal death penalty for certain violent crimes: assassinating the President; hijacking an airliner; and murdering a government poultry inspector.

Unknown

He took pride in belonging to the world's most exclusive club: the United States Senate.

Margaret Truman

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Updated On : May 26, 2011
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