October 7, 2004
"If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us; if we're a humble nation, but strong, they'll welcome us."
-U.S. President George W. Bush, during a 2000 debate on foreign policy with then Vice President Al Gore. (Source: Time.com, September 2004)
May 12, 2004
"For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course thatís Moses, not Jesus. I havenít heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere."
October 22, 2003
"Yeah, [peace] is a tough sell. But I can't help what I believe. I'm not saying that we should lie down and allow ourselves to be pummeled. But the great people in the world who made the most powerful changes -- very often they are people who talked about peace. Whether it's Martin Luther King or Ghandi or Nelson Mandela or Christ. I mean, what about 'Thou shalt not kill' don't you understand? God said don't. And God's a very powerful tool, especially when missused."
September 22, 2003
"I want to be effective in office. I want to be appropriate in whatever I do. ... If I was ineffective, I'd quit today."
-South Dakota Representative Bill Janklow on whether or not he'll resign in the face of manslaughter and misdemeanor charges for speeding and running a stop sign, which caused a collision that killed one person. (Source: Star Tribune, September 22, 2003)
"That peace is the most important thing. And in that, I think love is included. Above all things, it's the most righteous. Not war for peace, not guns or bombs for peace. Peace itself, a natural state."
September 10, 2003
"You bunch of pitiful, hypocritical, idiotic, spoiled mugwumps. Get your head out of the sand and smell the Twin Towers."
September 3, 2003
"America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive."
August 24, 2003
"The public doesn't care about figures."
-Arnold Schwarzenegger, gubernatorial candidate in California's recall election. (Source: Star Tribune, August 21, 2003)
August 20, 2003
"Someone has given us money to stick the phrase hail to the thief on walls all around the world. That made me chuckle for ages."