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Cannibals are devouring senators.
– Arlen Specter
My definition of winning at squash is playing and surviving, and I’ve never lost a match.
The essence of a democracy is a free electorate.
I’ve been in a lot of elections.
The best way to reduce the cost of medical care is to reduce the illness.
The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens.
Whatever my party affiliation, I will continue to be guided by President Kennedy’s statement that sometimes party asks too much.
Stability means respecting precedents.
I knew people were going to see me see deteriorate before their eyes.
I ran for president in 1996.
American credibility in the war on terrorism depends on a strong stand against all terrorist acts, whether committed by foe or friend.
I’m battling cancer. It’s another battle I intend to win.
In our social contract, we have provisions that see to it that you take care of people who need some help.
It is with unwelcome frequency that I find myself the deciding vote.
But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.
I think if you can get people to laugh, you can get people to listen.
I am opposed to anybody making a decision for you or me or anybody else about what health care plan we should have.
Beating the tea party gang is more important than who does the beating.
As I think through the issue of funding the rebuilding of Iraq, I think about the analogy of a bankruptcy proceeding. There is no doubt that Iraq as a country is bankrupt.
The extremists took over the primary process.
There’s a great public disinclination toward politicians.
We are not utilizing the Iraqi oil for U.S. purposes. We are not asking that the Iraqi oil be used to pay our military expenses. We are asking only that the Iraqi oil be used to rebuild Iraq – that is, to rebuild Iraq for the Iraqi people.
My mother, Lillie Specter, was an angel and totally uninterested in politics.
I really do not make deals.
People in government and public life are being kicked around at a high rate of speed.
There is no higher value in our society than integrity.
My father was an immigrant who literally walked across Europe to get out of Russia. He fought in World War I. He was wounded in action. My father was a great success even though he never had money. He was a very determined man, a great role model.
I have been a Republican since 1966.
Heart disease continues to be the number one killer; cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding.
There’s nothing in the First Amendment that even remotely talks about spending money for political contests, and to say that an individual can spend as much of his or her own money as he or she wants constitutionally without any limitation, I think is just absurd.