The Contender

The Contender

The Contender

FACT-CHECKER

The Contender capitalizes on the personal jabs, forced compliments and glorious gaffes of the American political circus. Too over-the-top to be true? Think again! Take a gander at our list of sources below.

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John AdamsFacts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the states of facts and evidence.1770
John AdamsOur Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.1770
John Quincy AdamsTo believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.1798
John Quincy AdamsWe know the redemption must come. The time and the manner of its coming we know not: it may come in peace, or it may come in blood, but whether in peace or in blood, LET IT COME.1809
John B. AndersonGovernor Reagan is not responsible for what has happened over the last four years, nor am I.1905
John B. AndersonA generation of office seekers has tried to tell the American people that they could get something for nothing.1980
John B. AndersonBut, unlike Governor Reagan, I do not support a boondoggle like the MX missile.1980
John B. AndersonI would rather see us reduce the consumption of imported oil than have to send American boys to fight in the Persian Gulf.1980
Chester A. ArthurHonors to me now are not what they once were.1980
Chester A. ArthurIf it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth.1905
Chester A. ArthurMen may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken.1881
Hillary ClintonWoo, okay.2016
Chester A. ArthurWhat a pleasant lot of fellows they are. What a pity they have so little sense about politics.1905
Michele BachmannAnd so it reminds me of the Shakespeare line "thou protestest too much."0
Michele BachmannCarbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.2013
Michele BachmannI know for my family, the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home. We won't be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that.2009
Michele BachmannI recognized that I was a sinner, and I also had the Holy Spirit knocking on my heart's door.2009
Michele BachmannI will not seek a higher office if God is not calling me to do it.2011
Michele BachmannLiterally, if we took away the minimum wage-if conceivably it was gone-we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.2009
Michele BachmannThere are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design.2005
Michele BachmannWe would be fools and knaves to ignore their purpose and their plan. 2006
Roseanne BarrResist insanity! Embrace sanity!2011
Gary BauerEmpathy is a virtue, but it should not be a guiding judicial principle.2012
Gary BauerI'm going to do as president whatever I have to do to end abortion on demand. 2009
Gary BauerThat's what an education ought to be about: presenting to young people a variety of choices and [letting] them make the decision.2000
Lloyd BentsenBecause I would be saying, "That's a dumb idea, and now let's put an end to it." And I would speak up on that type of thing.1999
Lloyd BentsenI really must say, Brit, I don't make many mistakes, but that one was a real doozy.1988
Lloyd BentsenI served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy. 1988
Joe BidenA gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me.1988
Joe BidenI graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science.2009
Joe BidenI know I'm not supposed to like muscle cars, but I like muscle cars.1987
Joe BidenI was not an activist.2008
Joe BidenReality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything.1987
Joe BidenRudy Giuliani. There's only three things he [needs] to make...a sentence: a noun and a verb and 9/11.2013
Joe BidenStop talking about how you care about people. Show me something. Show me a policy.2007
Joe BidenThe American people have not become heartless.2012
Joe BidenThe greatest gift is the ability to forget — to forget the bad things and focus on the good.1987
Joe BidenThis is a bunch of stuff.2014
Joe BidenWe don't call a redistribution in my neighborhood Scranton, Claymont, Wilmington, the places I grew up.... We call that fairness number one.2012
Elaine BrownAnd, of course, obviously I wasn't killed because here I am.2008
Elaine BrownWell, the style, and, as I've mentioned to you before, I think that it's important not to be too focused on style.1988
George H. W. BushI don't worry about that at all. I really don't.1988
George H. W. BushI think for a while, as a nation, we condoned those things we should have condemned.1990
George H. W. BushIf it hadn't been for us, Saddam Hussein would be sitting on top of three-fifths of the oil supply of the world and he'd have nuclear weapons.1988
George H. W. BushIs this the time to unleash our one-liners?1992
George H. W. BushIt's called America 2000. It literally says to the communities, reinvent the schools -- not just the bricks and mortar, but the curriculum and everything else.1988
George H. W. BushThat answer was about as clear as Boston Harbor.1992
George H. W. BushThis new world order to me means freedom and democracy. I think we will have a continuing responsibility, as the only remaining superpower, to stay involved.1988
George H. W. BushWe're going to keep trying to strengthen the American family. To make them more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons.1992
George H. W. BushWho has the perseverance, the character, the integrity, the maturity, to get the job done? I hope I'm that person.1992
George H. W. BushYou can't just go up and say, "I'm going to fix it." You've got some pretty strong-willed guys up there that argue with you.1992
George H. W. BushYou hear all the bad stuff that's happened on my watch; I hope people will recognize that this is something pretty good for mankind.1992
George H. W. BushYou know, I saw a movie: Crocodile Dundee. And I saw the cocaine scene treated with humor, as though this was a humorous little incident. And it's bad.1992
George H. W. BushI was 19 or 20, flying off an aircraft carrier, and that shaped me to be commander-in-chief of the armed forces.1988
George H. W. BushRead my lips: no new taxes.1992
George H. W. BushThink about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.1988
George H. W. BushWhat's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?1991
George H. W. Bush...what I call a voodoo economic policy.1988
George W. BushFool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again.1980
George W. BushHe talked about the reconstruction efforts that are beginning to take hold. He talked about the fact that Iraqis love to be free.2002
George W. BushI just don't think it's the role of the United States to walk into a country and say, we do it this way; so should you.2004
George W. BushI recognize I've made some decisions that have caused people to not understand the great values of our country.2000
George W. BushI think we agree the past is over.2004
George W. BushI'm a uniter, not a divider2000
George W. BushI'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. 2000
George W. BushIf we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us; if we're a humble nation, but strong, they'll welcome us.2001
George W. BushOne of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.2000
George W. BushThe important question is, how many hands have I shaked?2006
George W. BushThey want the federal government controlling the Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.1999
George W. BushThis peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.2000
George W. BushTo those of you who received honours, awards, and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.2001
Donald Trump[Audible Sniff]2016
George W. BushWe must stop the terror. I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Now watch this drive. 2009
George W. BushWell, actually, he forgot Poland.2002
George W. BushWhen a drug comes in from Canada, I want to make sure it cures you and doesn't kill you.2004
Herman CainI believe these words came from the Pokemon movie. "Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It's never easy when there's so much on the line."2004
Herman CainI would answer that question this way. 2011
Herman CainIf 10 percent is good enough for God, 9 percent oughta be good enough for the federal government. 2011
Herman CainLet's cut to the chase. 2011
Herman CainMichele Bachmann...I'm not going to say it. I'm not going to say it.... Tutti-frutti. I know I'm going to get in trouble!2011
Herman CainNine-nine-nine.2011
Herman CainThis economy is on life support.2011
Herman CainWe didn't hear about it in the previous Congress because Princess Nancy sent it to committee and it stayed there.2011
Herman CainWe need a leader, not a reader.2011
Herman CainWhen they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I'm going to say, "You know, I don't know. Do you know?" And then I'm going to say, "How's that going to create one job?"2011
Jimmy CarterAs long as there is a Democratic president in the White House, we will have a strong and viable Social Security System, free of the threat of bankruptcy.2011
Jimmy CarterGovernor Reagan has said that the major cause of unemployment is the minimum wage.1980
Jimmy CarterHe wants to put all our eggs in one basket and give that basket to the major oil companies.1980
Jimmy CarterI'll always remember that the best weapons are the ones that are never fired in combat, and the best soldier is one who never has to lay his life down on the field of battle.1980
Jimmy CarterSince I've been president, I've appointed, for instance, more than twice as many black federal judges as all previous presidents in the history of this country.1980
Jimmy CarterThose who suffered from discrimination because of race or sex certainly knew we had a racial problem. We have gone a long way toward correcting these problems, but we still have a long way to go.1980
Jimmy CarterTonight I would like first to say a few words about this most special office, the presidency of the United States.1980
Jimmy CarterWe have demanded that the American people sacrifice, and they have done very well.1981
Jimmy CarterWe will drill more oil and gas wells this year than any year in history. We'll produce more coal this year than any year in history.1980
Shirley ChisholmThey are too emotional. 1980
Shirley ChisholmWe do not erupt simply for exercise.1969
Wesley ClarkGeorge W. Bush has helped those who have most, hurt those who have least, and ignored everyone in between.1969
Wesley ClarkSo what we want to do is take the existing system, make it better, pull people under it. And then we'll see where that goes.2004
Wesley ClarkThe president is playing politics with national security when he says we'll be out by the 30th of June. That's just an arbitrary date related to the presidential election.2004
Wesley ClarkThe truth is, about the Middle East is, had there been no oil there, it would be like Africa. Nobody is threatening to intervene in Africa.2004
Wesley ClarkWell, Brian, if I've learned one thing in my nine days in politics, you better be careful with hypothetical questions, and you've just asked one.2007
Wesley ClarkWhat I learned in the military is that gossip starts early and it stays forever.2003
Bill ClintonAbove all, we must honor those basic values of opportunity, responsibility, and community, of work and family and faith.2003
Bill ClintonI budget all this in my budget.1993
Bill ClintonI feel your pain.1992
Bill ClintonI know what it's like to see somebody you love nearly lose their life, and I hate drugs.1992
Bill ClintonIf you ever got close to how textbooks were selected, you wouldn't want to go back the second day. I don't have time to tell you the stories.1996
Bill ClintonIn February, Senator Dole acknowledged that the American economy was in the best shape it's been in in 30 years.1992
Bill ClintonIn my state, when people lose their jobs there's a good chance I'll know them by their names.1996
Bill ClintonMost people are working harder for less money than they were making ten years ago.1992
Bill ClintonSo, I don't want you to read my lips, and I sure don't want you to read his. I do hope you will read our plans.1992
Bill ClintonThere is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.1992
Bill ClintonWe can't have any more instances like what happened when Mr. Bush went to Japan and the Japanese prime minister said he felt sympathy for our country.1993
Bill ClintonYou gotta really go some to play the race card with me. My office is in Harlem.1992
Hillary ClintonAnd I am just delighted to be back here in Austin.2008
Hillary ClintonEveryday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion.2008
Hillary ClintonI do not want to eat bad food from China or have my children having toys that are going to get them sick. So let's be tougher on China going forward.2015
Hillary ClintonI have doubts about whether we should continue drilling in the Arctic.2007
Hillary ClintonI suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.2015
Hillary ClintonIf I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.1992
Hillary ClintonShowing up is not all of life -- but it counts for a lot.1995
Hillary ClintonSo, I was hoping to be able to do it through spending, but the crisis has gotten too deep, and what happened in the markets globally today is a huge wake-up call.2009
Hillary ClintonThere's a difference between fair game and playing games.2008
Hillary ClintonWe have to do everything we can to prevent President Bush from binding the hands of the next president.2014
Hillary ClintonWell, fiscal responsibility is a very high priority for me.2008
Hillary ClintonYou know, my late father was a fanatic Bears fan, and the idea that any of his children would be on the 10-yard line in Soldier Field is an extraordinary accomplishment, as far as I'm concerned.2007
Ted CruzI am perfectly happy to compromise and work with anybody. Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians. I'll work with Martians. If -- and the if is critical -- they're willing to cut spending and reduce the debt.2007
Ted CruzI will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I'm an American by birth and as a US senator, I believe I should be only an American.2012
Ted CruzIf standing for liberty and the Constitution makes you a wacko bird, then count me a proud wacko bird.2013
Ted CruzInstead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti-gun activist2013
Ted CruzMy music taste changed on 9/11.2014
Ted CruzYou know, back in the '70s -- I remember the '70s -- we were told there was global cooling.2015
Howard DeanYEAAAUUGHHH!2015
Howard DeanI've waffled before. I'll waffle again.2004
Howard DeanNot one Republican president has balanced the budget in 34 years in this country. You cannot trust the right wing with your money.2003
Howard DeanProve it, or not. 2004
Howard DeanThis is a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good.2004
Howard DeanYou know, I think in some ways, unfortunately, the terrorists have already won.2005
Bob DoleAnd with all due respect, I am here to tell you it does not take a village to raise a child. It takes a family to raise a child.2004
Bob DoleI don't know; I'm not a doctor.1996
Bob DoleI don't disagree with anything the president said, except he waited four years to do these things. And my view is, it ought to be, it'll be done on day one.1996
Bob DoleIf something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole.1996
Bob DoleMillions and millions of dollars in negative advertising spent distorting my views.1996
Bob DoleMy word is my bond.1996
Bob DoleThe mainstreaming of deviancy must come to an end.1996
Bob DoleYou do a lot of things nobody knows about. I have a little foundation for the disabled called the Dole Foundation. We've raised about $10 million. We don't talk about it.1995
Elizabeth DoleAmerica! America!1996
Elizabeth DoleMay God bless America.2000
Michael DukakisI believe in the American dream. I'm a product of it, and I want to help that dream come true for every single citizen in this land.2000
Michael DukakisI think you know that I've opposed the death penalty during all of my life.1988
Michael DukakisI was in Houston on Tuesday meeting with a group of good citizens, working citizen, all of them with little or no health insurance.1988
Michael DukakisI would hope that from this point on, we get to the issues that affect the vast majority of Americans: jobs, schools, health care, housing, the environment.1988
Michael DukakisIt's important that our leaders demonstrate those values from the top.1988
Michael DukakisIt's no answer to those 37 million people, most of them members of working families who don't have a dime of health insurance and don't know how to pay the bills if their kids get sick at night.1988
Michael DukakisValues begin at the top, in the White House.1988
John EdwardsHe'd never been able to go to college. And he was trying to learn from public television so he could get a better job in the mill.1988
John EdwardsI think the truth of the matter is, we need to start by recognizing the pain. And not just the economic pain -- the pain that these families are in.2007
John EdwardsI've spoken the truth; I will continue to speak the truth, whatever the consequences are and whatever the perception that people have is.2004
John EdwardsIt may be great political theater and political rhetoric, but it's not the truth.2004
John EdwardsThe president of the United States has to actually be able to walk and chew chewing gum at the same time, has to be able to do two things at the same time.2004
John EdwardsThere are two different Americas.2004
John EdwardsYou can't have anything but respect for the fact that they're willing to talk about the fact that they have a gay daughter, the fact that they embrace her.2004
Dwight D. EisenhowerI should first tell you that I have no words in which to express the gratitude that Mrs. Eisenhower and I feel for the warmth of your welcome.2008
Dwight D. EisenhowerI'm going to command the whole shebang.1956
Geraldine FerraroBut I do think it's necessary to have debates.1940
Geraldine FerraroI don't like to practice ahead of time what I'm going to say.1990
Geraldine FerraroI'd call it a new version of voodoo economics, but I'm afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name.1990
Geraldine FerraroI'll become a one-woman truth squad, and we'll start tonight.1984
Geraldine FerraroLet me say that I'm not a believer in polls.1984
Geraldine FerraroPresident Reagan's one-liners were terrific.1984
Carly FiorinaIt is this hypocrisy, the hypocrisy of liberals, that enrages me most.1990
Steve ForbesAnd I'm tired of these debates....2015
Steve ForbesClearly we are raising a generation in which too many young people are spiritually impoverished, without a sense of right and wrong.2000
Steve ForbesI'll give you a copy of my book, and you can find it.0
Steve ForbesWe can't impose views. We need to persuade.2000
Steve ForbesWhen the world of adults winks and nods at drug use, we abandon children to emotional and moral chaos, thus threatening their very lives.1999
Steve ForbesYou have a variety of ways to do it.0
Gerald FordA president can't be all things to all people.2000
Gerald FordBut this administration doesn't believe the way to reduce unemployment is to go to war, or to increase the number of people in the military.1976
Gerald FordHe [Gerald R. Ford, Sr.] and Mother had three rules: tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time -- and woe unto any of us who violated those rules.1976
Gerald FordI support the Republican platform, which calls for a constitutional amendment that would outlaw abortions.1979
Gerald FordOur children have been the victims of mass education.1976
Gerald FordThe American people will be called upon to tighten their belts a bit in meeting some of the problems that we face domestically.1976
Gerald FordThere are two, uh, things which cannot be debated -- experience and results.1976
Gerald FordThere is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe, and there never will be under a Ford administration.1976
Gerald FordTruth is the glue that holds government together.1976
Lenora FulaniVoting for either a Republican or a Democrat this year is voting for an evil, the lesser of two evils.1974
Newt GingrichI'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.1992
Newt GingrichI've known Bibi since 1984. 1995
Newt GingrichPerseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.2011
Newt GingrichWell, the question is, would it, in fact, increase jobs or kill jobs?0
Newt GingrichYou can't trust anybody with power.2011
Al Gore[Audible sigh]1995
Al GoreBut I enlisted in the Army because I knew if I didn't go, someone else in the small town of Carthage, Tennessee, would have to go in my place.2000
Al GoreGeorge Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise.2000
Al GoreI believe we must challenge a culture with too much meanness, and not enough meaning.1992
Al GoreI have actually not questioned Governor Bush's experience.2000
Al GoreI will keep Social Security in a lockbox.2000
Al GoreWell, I've been kind of a hard-liner on this issue for more than eight years.2001
Ulysses S. GrantI know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.2000
William Henry HarrisonConnected with this subject is the character of the currency.1869
William Henry HarrisonThe only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.1841
William Henry HarrisonThere is another ground for the adoption of the veto principle.1841
Orrin HatchCapital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.1841
Orrin HatchI'm not just talking about it. I've actually done it.0
Orrin HatchMy gosh, I believe that almost anybody would say if you read the Ten Commandments that it applies universally.2000
Orrin HatchThe First Amendment is not an altar on which we must sacrifice our children, families, and community standards. Obscene material that is not protected by the First Amendment can and must be prohibited.2000
Mike HuckabeeI believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God.2005
Mike HuckabeeI believe the Bible is exactly what it is.2008
Mike HuckabeeI didn't major in math. I majored in miracles, and I still believe in them, too.2007
Mike HuckabeeI know this is probably a very controversial thing, but may I say to you, Merry Christmas!2008
Mike HuckabeeI may not be the expert that some people are on foreign policy, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.2007
Mike HuckabeeMy plan to secure the border? Two words: Chuck Norris.2007
Mike HuckabeeThere's never been a civilization that has rewritten what marriage and family means and survived.2007
Mike HuckabeeThere's only one explanation for it, and it's not a human one. 2007
Mike HuckabeeWe are moving rapidly towards the criminalization of Christianity.2007
Mike HuckabeeWe don't have a health care system. We have a health care maze. And we don't have a health care crisis. We have a health crisis.2015
Thomas JeffersonHe who knows most, knows best how little he knows.2007
Thomas JeffersonI have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.1812
Thomas JeffersonI sincerely believe...that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.1796
Thomas JeffersonThe glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.1816
Thomas JeffersonWalking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.1773
Thomas JeffersonWhen angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.1785
Lyndon B. JohnsonA man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it.0
Lyndon B. JohnsonA president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.0
Lyndon B. JohnsonAnd I just want to tell you this:we're in favor of a lot of things, and we're against mighty few.1965
Lyndon B. JohnsonHe's a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off.1964
Lyndon B. JohnsonIt is empty to plead that the solution to the dilemmas of the present rests on the hands of the clock. The solution is in our hands.0
Lyndon B. JohnsonWhat we won when all of our people united just must not now be lost in suspicion, distrust, selfishness and politics among any of our people.1963
John F. KennedyChange is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.1968
John F. KennedyConformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.1963
John F. KennedyI think "Hail to the Chief" has a nice ring to it.1961
John F. KennedyIf we fail, then freedom fails.0
John F. KennedyThe question is, are we moving in the direction of peace and security?1960
John F. KennedyThe question now is, can freedom be maintained under the most severe attack it has ever known? I think it can be.1960
John F. KennedyThere is an old saying that things don't happen; they are made to happen.1960
John F. KennedyWe can no longer afford to be second best. I want people all over the world to look to the United States again, to feel that we're on the move, to feel that our high noon is in the future.1963
John F. KennedyWe must use time as a tool, not as a couch.1960
John F. KennedyWe want peace. We want freedom. We want security. We want to be stronger. We want freedom to gain.1961
John F. KennedyWe would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.1960
John KerryHe can't come here and tell you that he's left no child behind because he didn't fund No Child Left Behind.1963
John KerryI actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.2004
John KerryI have a plan to put people back to work. That's not wishy-washy.2004
John KerryI said at the beginning, "I support affirmative action." I said at the end, "I support affirmative action."2004
John KerryI will finally complete the mission begun by Harry Truman, and I will make sure that at long last, affordable health care is a right, and not a privilege, for every American.2004
John KerryI would reach out to our allies in a way that this president hasn't. He pushed them away time and again, pushed them away at the UN, pushed them away individually.2004
John KerryI'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty.2004
John KerryIt's very hard to get other countries to give up their weapons when you're busy developing a new one.2004
John KerryMr. President, you're batting 0 for 2.2004
John KerrySenator Hagel of Nebraska said that the handling of Iraq is beyond pitiful, beyond embarrassing; it's in the zone of dangerous.2004
John KerryThere's a great passage of the Bible that says, "What does it mean, my brother, to say you have faith if there are no deeds? Faith without works is dead."2004
John KerryThis president chose a tax cut over homeland security. Wrong choice.2004
John KerryUnlike the Bush Administration, I want to repeal every tax break and loophole that rewards any Benedict Arnold CEO or corporation for shipping American jobs overseas.2004
John KerryWell, let me tell you straight up: I've never changed my mind about Iraq. I do believe Saddam Hussein was a threat. I always believed he was a threat.2004
John KerryWhen you get on an airplane, your bag is x-rayed, but the cargo hold isn't x-rayed. Do you feel safer?2004
John KerryYou rely on good military people to execute the military component of the strategy, but winning the peace is larger than just the military component.2004
Caroline KilleenThe issue of hemp breaks down to everything that's destroying us as a nation. It's a salvation.2004
Dennis KucinichBuy America, or it's bye-bye, America.1996
Dennis KucinichI am running for president of the United States to enable the goddess of peace to encircle within her arms all the children of this country and all the children of the world.2011
Dennis KucinichI think the Lord's Prayer is a very powerful prayer. And the prayer of St. Francis.2003
Dennis KucinichJust say, no money.0
Dennis KucinichLook, I've lost before. And there's always a tomorrow.2007
Dennis KucinichWhen you have real power, you don't threaten. People know what your capabilities are.2012
Dennis KucinichYou know, I started my career in politics in 1967. I'm not new to this. I did not just fall off the Christmas tree. 2012
Joe LiebermanCandidates who run for president are very optimistic people.0
Joe LiebermanI believe that our national security lies not just in protecting our borders, but in bridging divides.2004
Joe LiebermanI have a reputation for giving unpopular answers. I never used marijuana. Sorry!2005
Joe LiebermanI want to assure the American people that the American military is the best-trained, best-equipped, most powerful force in the world.2003
Joe LiebermanI'll follow a policy that makes abortion safe, rare, and legal.2000
Joe LiebermanNot long ago, I met a man whose son has Canavan's disease. He told me that stem cell research carried the promise of a cure -- but that the Bush administration was blocking that research from happening.2003
Joe LiebermanSome in my party threaten to send a message that they don't know a just war when they see it, and more broadly that they're not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom.2004
Abraham LincolnI am a slow walker, but I never walk back.2003
Abraham LincolnStand with anybody that stands right.1864
Abraham LincolnWhen I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.1854
Abraham LincolnWhen I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.0
Abraham LincolnWhenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.0
James MadisonA general prosperity is visible in the public countenance.1865
James MadisonReasonable and universal as this expectation was, it also has not been fulfilled. 1813
James MadisonThe truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.1809
John McCainDo 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.1787
John McCainHowever just the cause, we should mourn for all that is lost when war claims its wages from us.2004
John McCainI 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.2004
John McCainI'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues.2007
John McCainNever get into a wrestling match with a pig. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it.2005
John McCainThere's never been a problem Americans couldn't solve. 2008
John McCainWe have many advantages in the fight against global warming, but time is not one of them.2007
John McCainWhoever controls oil controls much more than oil.2008
Pete McCloskeyI'm not so sure I even want to be president. I just want to smash this guy.2008
Pete McCloskeyNo, I like it when the questions are tough.1972
Cynthia McKinneyBut we make history today only because we must.1972
Cynthia McKinneyPolitics is not a beauty contest; it is not a fashion show; it is not a horse race.2008
Charlene MitchellI do not accept non-violence as a principle.2008
Walter MondaleA president is called the Commander-in-Chief. And he's called that because he's supposed to be in charge of facts and run our government and strengthen our nation.1968
Walter MondaleAnd any research or development along the Star Wars schemes would inevitably involve our most advanced computers, our most advanced engineering.1984
Walter MondaleI believe that the question oversimplifies the difficulties of what we must do in Central America.1984
Walter MondaleThe president told the terrorists he was going to retaliate. He didn't. They called their bluff. And the bottom line is that the United States left in humiliation and our enemies are stronger.1984
Walter MondaleWhen I hear your new ideas, I'm reminded of that ad, "Where's the beef?"1984
Walter MondaleYour definition of national strength is to throw money at the Defense Department. My definition of national strength is to make certain that a dollar spent buys us a dollar's worth of defense.... When you pay $500 for a $5 hammer, you're not buying strength.1984
James MonroeNational honor is the national property of the highest value.1984
Ralph NaderIf you do not turn on to politics, politics will turn on you.1817
Ralph NaderThis country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies.2000
Ralph NaderWe have the phenomenon now known as flammable water.2014
Richard NixonI have no comment.1970
Richard NixonI would be willing as president to meet with Mr. Khrushchev or any other world leader if it would serve the cause of peace.1960
Richard NixonI've reached the conclusion that the Soviets may be cheating.1960
Richard NixonIt recognizes that the government has a responsibility to get the farmer out of the trouble he presently is in because the government got him into it.1960
Richard NixonIt was because they were too extreme.1960
Richard NixonThe president has asked for my advice. I have given it.1960
Richard NixonWhen the President does it, that means that it's not illegal.1960
Barack ObamaContrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-El, to save the Planet Earth.1977
Barack ObamaI believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.2008
Barack ObamaI can bring this country together. I have a track record, starting from the days I moved to Chicago as a community organizer.2014
Barack ObamaI don't welcome leaks, because there's a reason why these programs are classified.2008
Barack ObamaLet me be clear. 2013
Barack ObamaNothing Governor Romney just said is true. 2004
Barack ObamaThe 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back.2012
Barack ObamaThe world saw in gruesome detail the terrible nature of chemical weapons, and why the overwhelming majority of humanity has declared them off-limits -- a crime against humanity.2012
Gary Bauer... aren't you trying to have it both ways?0
Barack ObamaThis has been probably the biggest whopper told during the course of this campaign.2013
Barack ObamaWe will finish what we started in 2008.2012
Barack ObamaWe will not rest until we build an economy that's ready for America's future.2012
Barack ObamaWell, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets.2010
Barack ObamaWhen I went to Israel as a candidate...I went to the Holocaust Museum.2012
Barack ObamaYou're likable enough.2012
Barack ObamaIf I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome.2008
Sarah PalinI do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his health care scam. I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books.2008
Sarah PalinI guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.2014
Sarah PalinIf I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.2008
Sarah PalinThe only thing that can stop a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.2014
Sarah PalinTogether, we'll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter.2014
Sarah PalinWe say keep your change; we'll keep our God, our guns, our constitution.2014
Ron PaulBoy, that's a tough question.2012
Ron PaulI have to admit, I voted for that. It was against the principles I believed in, but when you're part of the team, sometimes you take one for the team, for the leader, and I made a mistake. 2011
Ron PaulJust for the record, I wasn't even thinking about you when I was giving my statement, so you're overly sensitive.2012
Ron PaulLaw will not correct the basic problem, and that is the morality of the people.2012
Ron PaulWell, it all depends on what you mean by "all of this."2012
Ron PaulWhat you're inferring is, you know what, if we legalize heroin tomorrow, everyone's gonna use heroin. 2007
Ron PaulWhen I see these young men coming back, my heart weeps for them.2011
Ross PerotCongress, they're all good people. They're all patriots. But you've got to link arms and work with them.2012
Ross PerotDo you want to fix the problem or sound-bite it?1992
Ross PerotFirst contact should be with the mother when she's pregnant. That little child needs to be loved and hugged and nurtured and made to feel special, like your children were.1992
Ross PerotFound a boy—excuse me, but this gives the flavor—a boy in Houston kept a chicken in the bathtub in downtown Houston and missed 65 days going to livestock shows. 1992
Ross PerotIf they just want to keep slow-dancing and talk about it and not do it, I'm not your man.1992
Ross PerotLet me finish!1992
Ross PerotNow, that would put you in jail in corporate America if you kept books that way, but in government it's just kind of the way things are.1993
Ross PerotOne more time you've bought a front-row box seat and got a third-rate performance.1992
Ross PerotThese big factories? Everybody told me they were cost-effective. I did a study on it; they're cost-ineffective.1992
Ross PerotWe cannot be the policeman for the world any longer. We spent $300 billion a year defending the world.1992
Ross PerotWell, it's cost-effective to help Russia succeed in its revolution; it's pennies on the dollar compared to going back to the Cold War.1992
Ross PerotWell, they've got a point. I don't have any experience in running up a $4 trillion debt.1992
Ross PerotWithin the first few years, they either learn how to learn or don't learn how to learn. And if they don't, they wind up in prison.1992
Rick PerryAmerica's greatness is not found in the size of its government. America's greatness resides in the hearts and the minds of the people.1992
Rick PerryDark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity.2011
Rick PerryI don't know what y'all would do to him in Iowa, but...we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.2005
Rick PerryI'm just going to tell you from my own personal life, abstinence works.2011
Rick PerryIt's time for us to just hand it over to God and say, "God, you're gonna have to fix this."2010
Rick PerryThe third agency of government I would do away with — the education, the uh, the commerce and let's see. I can't. The third one. I can't, sorry. Oops.2011
Rick PerryThere's nothing wrong with America that an extra dose of freedom won't cure.2011
Dan QuayleFor NASA, space is still a high priority.2012
Dan QuayleHe just raised taxes this past year. And that's why a lot of people refer to him as Tax Hike Mike. That's why they refer to the State of Massachusetts as Taxachusetts. 1990
Dan QuayleI believe that I've made good judgments in the past, and I think I've made good judgments in the future.1988
Dan QuayleI believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -- but that could change.0
Dan QuayleIf we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure.1989
Dan QuayleQuite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.1990
Dan QuayleWe are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.1992
Dan QuayleWe're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.1990
Dan QuayleYou're close, but you left a little something off. The "e" on the end.1992
Ronald ReaganAre you better off now than you were four years ago?0
Ronald ReaganFor our friends in the press who place a high premium on accuracy, let me say: I did not actually hear George Washington say that. 1980
Ronald ReaganI am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience.1982
Ronald ReaganI have submitted an economic plan that I've worked out in concert with a number of fine economists in this country, all of whom approve it.1980
Ronald ReaganI sometimes think he's like the witch doctor that gets mad when a good doctor comes along with a cure that'll work.1980
Ronald ReaganI think it is safe to say that we do have sources of energy that have not yet been used or found.1980
Ronald ReaganI think some of my ideas might involve quiet diplomacy, where you don't say in advance, or say to anyone, what it is you're thinking of doing.1980
Ronald ReaganI would like to ask the president why is it inflationary to let the people keep more of their money and spend it the way that they'd like, and it isn't inflationary to let him take that money and spend it the way he wants?1980
Ronald ReaganMy fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.1980
Ronald ReaganPresident Carter also has spoken of the new jobs created. Well, we always, with the normal growth in our country and increase in population, increase the number of jobs.1984
Ronald ReaganThat's why, when I said "Star Wars" and criticized it, I never mentioned space or anything. I don't know. I'm not a scientist.1980
Ronald ReaganThe law of the land, passed by Congress, says that we cannot accept a treaty in which we are not equal.1985
Ronald ReaganThere you go again.1980
Ronald ReaganWe cannot shirk our responsibility as the leader of the free world, because we're the only one that can do it.1980
Ronald ReaganWe don't have inflation because the people are living too well. We have inflation because the government is living too well.1980
Ronald ReaganWe're not going to simply kill some people to say, "Oh, look, we got even.'1980
Ronald ReaganWith our modern technology, yes, we can burn our coal within the limits of the Clean Air Act. I think, as technology improves, we'll be able to do even better with that.1984
Mitt RomneyHumanity is not common in its views.1980
Mitt RomneyI care about 100 percent of the American people. I want 100 percent of the American people to have a bright and prosperous future.2014
Mitt RomneyI have clear eyes on this. I'm not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia, or Mr. Putin.2012
Mitt RomneyI love practical jokes and humor. [Frankly, there's] no joke that I don't think is funny. I love practical jokes, but I don't like being scared.2012
Mitt RomneyI'm not familiar precisely with what I said, but I'll stand by what I said, whatever it was.2007
Mitt RomneyIf you live in the mountains, you long for the trees and the lakes.2012
Mitt RomneyIt's time for the party of big ideas, not the party of Big Brother!2014
Mitt RomneyOn abortion, I was wrong and I changed my mind.2008
Mitt RomneyRepublicans prefer straight talk to politically correct talk.2007
Mitt RomneyRick, I'll tell ya what: 10,000 bucks?2008
Mitt RomneyThey brought us whole binders full of women.2011
Mitt RomneyThis feels good, being back in Michigan. ... You know, the trees are the right height.2012
Mitt RomneyWe can't kill our way out of this mess.2012
Mitt RomneyWhen it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys.2012
Franklin D. RooseveltI have seen war.2010
Franklin D. RooseveltI pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.1936
Franklin D. RooseveltIf you treat people right, they will treat you right 90 percent of the time.1932
Franklin D. RooseveltRepetition does not transform a lie into a truth.0
Franklin D. RooseveltThey are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.1939
Franklin D. RooseveltThis is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly.1936
Franklin D. RooseveltWe defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind.1933
Franklin D. RooseveltThe only important increase in any part of the budget is the estimate for national defense. Practically all other important items show a reduction. But, you know, you can't eat your cake and have it too.1940
Theodore RooseveltA man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.1940
Theodore RooseveltAnarchy is a crime against the whole human race, and all mankind should band against the anarchist.1930
Theodore RooseveltThe government is us; we are the government, you and I.1901
Theodore RooseveltThe man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.1902
Theodore RooseveltThe only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.1918
Theodore RooseveltThere is not a cloud on the horizon at present. There seems not the slightest chance of trouble with a foreign power.1900
Paul RyanChild support should do just that -- support children, not the federal government.1902
Paul RyanI grew up reading Ayn Rand, and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are.2006
Paul RyanI voted to send people to war.2005
Paul RyanNo, I never asked for stimulus.2012
Paul RyanNow it's a war on women; tomorrow it's going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like that.2012
Paul RyanWe call it a poverty trap.2012
Rick SantorumCalling same-sex marriage a marriage would be like calling a cup of tea a basketball.2014
Rick SantorumHere, we can thank the influence of radical feminism.2011
Rick SantorumIs anyone saying same-sex couples can't love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?2005
Rick SantorumKaren and I are the parents of seven children.2008
Rick SantorumMany of the Christian faith have said, well, that's okay, contraception is okay. It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.2011
Al SharptonBut people are suffering. People are literally choosing one month to buy prescription drugs, pay their rent the next month. They want answers. They don't want our best shot at each other.2011
Al SharptonDid you come in to win, or did you come in to stand up for something -- and make that win?2004
Al SharptonMy religion says that abortion is wrong. And while I may believe that life begins when the sperm meets the egg, and that only God should decide whether to take a life, I will not stand in the way of a woman's right to choose.2004
Al SharptonSo let's not blame the religion. Let's blame those that use religion to do some ruthless, deadly, wicked acts.2002
Al SharptonThe [Confederate] flag represents a thought, a philosophy, and a political movement built on racism, slavery, and rape. You can't redo the flag and what it stands for.2004
Al SharptonWe were told, in the wake of 9/11, we were in imminent danger with weapons of mass destruction.2004
Al SharptonWell, I'm the son of a man who couldn't be a mill worker because of the color of his skin. But his son can be the president of the United States.2004
Cindy SheehanI have three words for the Nobel committee and for my president: "How dare you!"2004
Jill SteinGreat, so first let me say that President Obama was drinking the Kool-Aid in a big way.2009
Jill SteinWe don't believe in one dollar, one vote. We believe in one person, one vote.2012
Jill SteinThe heat is rising. The ranks of the poor are swelling. Our young people are drowning in debt.2012
James StockdaleI think character is permanent and issues are transient.2012
James StockdaleI'm not a politician -- everybody knows that. 1999
James StockdaleWell, I'm out of ammunition on this.1992
James StockdaleWho am I? Why am I here?1992
Harry S. TrumanAll my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.1992
Harry S. TrumanIt's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.1959
Harry S. TrumanThe buck stops here. 1958
Harry S. TrumanThe way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit.1945
Harry S. TrumanWhy, this fellow don't know any more about politics than a pig knows about Sunday.0
Donald Trump[NBC and Comcast are] friends of mine, but I'll probably never speak to them again.1952
Donald TrumpHe loves Trump. He goes around saying, "Trump is my all-time hero." He says it to everybody. So Kanye West, I love him.2015
Donald TrumpI have a deal for the president, a deal that I don't believe he can refuse, and I hope he doesn't.2015
Donald TrumpI was so misquoted, it's incredible. 2012
Donald TrumpI will make America great again.2015
Donald TrumpI'm a lover, not a fighter. You've been reading about that for years.2015
Donald TrumpThe concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing noncompetitive.1980
Donald TrumpWe don't have victories anymore. We used to have victories.2012
Donald TrumpYou can see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever, but she was, in my opinion, she was...off-base.2015
Martin Van BurenI tread in the footsteps of illustrious men.2015
George WashingtonFew men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.1837
George WashingtonGuard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.1779
George WashingtonI die hard but am not afraid to go.1796
George WashingtonIt is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.1799
George WashingtonMy first wish is to see this plague to mankind [war] banished from the earth.1791
Woodrow WilsonI am inclined to follow the course suggested by a friend of mine who says that he has always followed the rule never to murder a man who is committing suicide.1875
Woodrow WilsonI not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.1916
Woodrow WilsonI would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.1914
Woodrow WilsonTell me what is right, and I will fight for it.1913
Woodrow WilsonThe man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.1988
Michael DukakisYou know, we have five percent of the world's population in this country. We're consuming 50 percent of the world's cocaine.1999
George W. BushJust a one-fingered victory salute. 2006
Walter MondaleA President must not only assure that we're tough, but we must also be wise and smart in the exercise of that power1984
Pat BuchannanAIDS is nature’s retribution for violating the laws of nature.1990
Thomas Jefferson"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none" should be our motto.0
Richard NixonFuck you, motherfucker. It's not funny after a while.1971
Ronald ReaganPolitics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.1977
Lyndon JohnsonFuck your parliament and your constitution. America is an elephant. Cyprus is a flea. Greece is a flea. If these two fleas continue itching the elephant, they may just get whacked good.1964
Dick ChenyFuck yourself. 2004
Deez NutsI am a 15-year-old who filled out a form, had the campaign catch on fire, and am now putting up the best third-party numbers since Ross Perot.2015
Richard NixonI can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco. Decorators.1971
Orrin HatchI do know dumb-ass questions when I see dumb-ass questions.2003
Bill ClintonI don't think I should take any shit from anybody on that, do you?2008
George H. W. BushI don't want to see the kiddie pornographic laws repealed1988
Chester ArthurI may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business.0
James StockdaleI was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission. They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes, giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time, bending you double.0
Orrin HatchI’d pass a flag amendment that would protect our flag from people urinating on it, defecating on it, tearing it and burning it with contempt.2000
Lyndon B. JohnsonIf the circumstances make it such that you can't fuck a man in the ass, then just peckerslap him.0
Franklin D RooseveltLet me warn you, and let me warn the nation, against the smooth evasion that says: "Of course we believe these things."1936
Bill ClintonNow, people ask me all the time how we got four surplus budgets in a row. What new ideas did we bring to Washington? I always give a one-word answer: arithmetic.2012
John F. KennedySure, it's a big job; but I don't know anyone who can do it better than I can.0
George WashingtonThe foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.1770
Orrin HatchThe Muslims treat Moses as a great prophet.2000
Abraham LincolnThe trouble with Hooker is he's got his headquarters where his hindquarters ought to be.0
George W. BushThere's Adam Clymer; major league asshole from the New York Times.2000
Orrin HatchThey learn how to rape. They learn to murder. They learn how to treat other human beings wrongfully.2000
Joe BidenThis is a big fucking deal.2010
John McCainWe allowed Hitler to come to power with that kind of attitude of isolationism and appeasement.2007
Hillary ClintonWe had no money when we go there and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea's education.2014
Barack ObamaWe talk to these folks because they, potentially, have the best answers so I know whose ass to kick. 2010
Orrin HatchWhat I see is a striking pattern of behavior. A Microsoft competitor emerges; Microsoft coopts the technology, gives it away as “part of the operating system,” and does everything in its power to choke the competitor’s product out of the key distribution channels.1998
John AdamsAlexander Hamilton’s projects ... all arose from a superabundance of secretions which he could not find whores enough to draw off!1806
Ross PerotWhich one of the three candidates as young men would you want your daughter to marry? Ears and all.1992
Hillary ClintonWomen are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.2011
Steve ForbesYou should be allowed to leave the world unmolested by the IRS.1999
Lyndon B. JohnsonI may not know much, but I do know the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad.0
Lyndon B. JohnsonHave you seen anything bigger than this?0
Bill ClintonI did not have sexual relations with that woman.1998
Donald TrumpThey want to go in and raise the price of oil, because we have nobody in Washington that sits back and said, "You're not going to raise that fucking price."2011
Donald TrumpListen, you motherfuckers, we're gonna tax you 25%.2011
Donald TrumpThere's a real good chance, no matter what happens, I won't win. Because, you know, one of these blood-sucking politicians whose been bullshitting people for years will end up, you know, getting elected. 2011
Chris ChristieOpen your eyes, clean the shit out of your ears, and pay attention.2015
Barack ObamaThese days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.2013
Harry S TrumanThose who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.1952
Hillary ClintonWords matter.2016
Donald TrumpThat's called business by the way.2016
Hillary ClintonI am going to be blamed for everything.2016
Hillary ClintonIt's called the Trump Loophole.2016
Donald Trump[Audible Sniff]2016
Donald TrumpShe doesn't have the look. She doesn't have the stamina.2016
Donald TrumpNo wonder you've been fighting ISIS your entire adult life.2016
Hillary ClintonWell Donald, I know you live in your own reality.2016
Hillary ClintonWoo, okay.2016
Donald TrumpNobody called Sean Hannity.2016
Donald TrumpIt also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.2016
Donald TrumpI know about Russia, but I know nothing about the inner workings of Russia.2016
Donald TrumpExcuse me, she just went about 25 seconds over her time.2016
Donald TrumpThis is like medieval times.2016
Donald TrumpInconceivable.2016
Donald TrumpBecause you'd be in jail.2016
Donald TrumpHow stupid is our country?2016
Hillary ClintonWe need to go where the money is.2016
Hillary ClintonI think we have to go where the money is.2016
Hillary ClintonAs I recall, that was something I said about Abraham Lincoln.2016
Hillary ClintonThis is a gift to ISIS and the terrorists. Violent jihadist terrorists.2016
Hillary ClintonLet's talk about what's really going on here.2016
Hillary ClintonI am reminded of what my friend Michelle Obama advised us all. When they go low, you go high.2016
Hillary ClintonI was upset because unfortunately, dozens of toddlers injure themselves, even kill people with guns.2016
Hillary ClintonI mean, who does that?2016
Hillary ClintonWell, I'm just quoting you.2016
Hillary ClintonLet me translate that if I can.2016
Hillary ClintonWell Chris, let me respond to that because that's horrifying.2016
Hillary ClintonI understand and respect the tradition of gun ownership.2016
Donald TrumpNo puppet. You're the puppet.2016
Donald TrumpExcuse me. My turn.2016
Donald TrumpSuch a nasty woman2016
Donald TrumpThat was a great pivot off the fact that she wants open borders. Okay? How did we get on to Putin?2016
Donald TrumpI'm very proud to have the endorsement of the NRA.2016
Donald TrumpWhat I'm saying is that I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense.2016
Donald TrumpBut we have some bad hombres here and we're going to get them out.2016
Richard NixonAnd the fact that you won or you lost must not keep you from keeping in the great game of politics in the years ahead.1972
Gerald FordOur long national nightmare is over.1974
Jimmy CarterThere is a new mood in America.1976
Ronald ReaganI know we have had a quarrel or two, but only as to the method of attaining a goal.1980
Ronald ReaganWe did this four years ago and good habits are hard to break.1984
George H. W. BushWe can now speak the most majestic words of democracy. The people have spoken.1988
Bill ClintonI accept it with a full heart—heart and a joyeous spirit.1992
Bill ClintonAnd of behalf of all Americans, I wish [Bob Dole] well and Godspeed.1996
George W. BushTwo hundred years have only strengthened the steady character of America.2000
George W. BushThere is an old saying: Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.2004
Barak ObamaIf there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, [...] tonight is your answer.2008
Barak ObamaWe know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.2012
Donald TrumpI said they can't call you a superstar Reince, unless we win. [...] if Secretariat came in second, Secretariat wouldn't have that beautiful bronze bust at Belmont.2016
Kellyanne ConwayI bet it’s brand-new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.2017
Angelica SchuylerI am more solicitous to promote [Hamilton's] laudable ambition than any person in the world.1794
Angelica SchuylerI send... some views in Irelenad for Miss Jefferson. They are wild and romantic. I should like to see them, but prefer seeing those of my own country first.1788
Marquis de LayayetteMy dear General, it is I.1787
Thomas JeffersonI had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage, with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked...1788
Alexander HamiltonGood roads, canals, and navigable rivers [...] They are, upon that account, the greatest of all improvements.1791
Alexander HamiltonThere is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.1775
Alexander HamiltonWhy has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.1787
Alexander HamiltonWhen the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.1787
Aaron BurrHad I read Sterne more and Voltaire less, I should have known the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me.1975
Alexander HamiltonIn seasons of insurrection or rebellion, there are often critical moments, [...] which, if suffered to pass unimproved, it may never be possible afterwards to recall.1788
Alexander HamiltonIt has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this.1788
George WashingtonEvery one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.1790
Alexander HamiltonA national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.1781
Rick SantorumI'm going to be proposing a plan. I call it the 20/20 Perfect Vision for America.2016
Ben CarsonThis is a bunch of crap.2016
John KasichWhat are we doin'?2016
Donald TrumpI don't mind wars.2016
Ted CruzAnd, Donald, if you want to be liked in Washington, that's not a good attribute for a president.2016
Donald TrumpIt's not anybody's fault. It's not Ted's fault. Justice Roberts was strongly recommended and pushed by Ted. Justice Roberts gave us Obamacare.2016
Marco RubioHe thinks the Palestinians are a real estate deal.2016
Hillary ClintonI think that we still have some barriers to knock down.2016
Bernie SandersWhat we have got to do is make it clear that any police officer who breaks the law will, in fact, be held accountable.2016
Bernie SandersI happen to believe that Putin is doing what he is doing because his economy is increasingly in shambles and he's trying to rally his people in support of him.2016
Hillary ClintonThis is a humanitarian catastrophe.2016
Hillary ClintonI am not a single-issue candidate, and I do not believe we live in a single-issue country.2016
Donald TrumpI think [Carly Fiorina]'s got a beautiful face, and I think she's a beautiful woman.2016
Ben CarsonI wasn't sure I was going to get to talk again.2016
Jeb BushSo, 40 years ago, I smoked marijuana, and I admit it. I'm sure other people might have done it and may not want to say it in front of 25 million people. My mon's not happy that I just did.2016
Carly FiorinaThat's not for me to answer; it is for the voters of this country to answer.2016
Rick PerryThe American People are never going to trust Washington, DC, and for good reason.2016
Jeb BushWhatever.2016
Lincoln ChafeeI'd just arrived, my dad had died in office, I was appointed to the office, and it was my very first vote.2016
Martin O'MalleyWe elected a president, not a magician.2016
Mike HuckabeeYou know, everybody has an "only guy" - "I'm the only guy this; I'm the only guy that." Well, let me tell you one thing: that I am the only guy...2016
Donald TrumpMaybe I do, maybe I don't.2016
Ben CarsonWe need to be reasonable.2016
Marco RubioI'll be brief.2016
John KasichThe court has ruled, and I've moved on.2016
Marco RubioGo on our website and join our effort: marcorubio.com.2016
Marco RubioThe time for games is over.2016
John KasichWe should be intercepting the ships that are leaving North Korea so they're not selling this material, or this technology, or giving it to someone else.2016
Marco RubioThe insurance companies are not in favor of me. They hate that.2016
John KasichShoot for the stars. America's great, and you can do it.2016
Bernie SandersOur wastewater plants, our rail, our airports, in many places are disintegrating.2016
Bernie SandersI think a Sanders victory would be of some historical accomplishment as well.2016
Bernie SandersThis mandatory sentencing? A very bad idea.2016
Bernie SandersWhite people?2016
Bernie SandersOkay. You know, you judge a nation not by the number of millionaures and billionaires it has, but by how you treat, we treat, the most vulnerable and fragile people in our nation.2016
Hillary ClintonI'm fighting for people who cannot wait for those changes, and I'm not making promises that I cannot keep.2016
Bernie SandersAnd by the way, you know, sometimes there's a lot of drama here.2016
Jeb BushPlease clap.2016
Hillary ClintonI want to be as good a president as Beyoncé is a performer.2016
Marco RubioLet's dispel will this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing.2016
Ted CruzAyatollah Khomeini will understand that he will never, ever, ever acquire nuclear weapons.2016
Donald TrumpBorder Patrol—I was at the border last week. Border Patrol, people that I deal with, that I talk to, they say this is what's happening.2016
Carly FiorinaHe might not take my phone call, be he would get the message.2016
Donald TrumpI'm Batman.2016
Scott WalkerI defunded Planned Parenthood four and a half years ago.2016
Jeb BushI'm the most pro-life governor of this stage.2016
Marco RubioIt's a serious problem that needs to be addresed, and otherwise we're going to keep talking about this for the next 30 years, like we have for the last 30 years.2016
Mike HuckabeeIt's time that we recognize the Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being.2016
Rick PerryNot only no, but hell no.2016
John KasichPresident Reagan expanded Medicaid three or four times.2016
Ben CarsonThe thing that is most important is to have a brain.2016
Lincoln ChafeeI have high ethical standards.2016
Jim WebbI'd have to say the enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but he's not around right now to talk to.2016
Bernie SandersI learned a very powerful lesson about the cost of war.2016
Marco RubioI'm against anything that's bad for my mother.2016
Mike HuckabeeI know to a lot of people in the media, this is just a great big game and we're the players.2016
Donald TrumpFirst of all, I don't believe anything Telemundo says.2016
Marco RubioThat's a fact. People can look it up. I'm sure people are Googling it right now.2016
Ben CarsonThey have to pay a back-tax penalty, have to pay taxes going forward, but they don't have to live underground anymore.2016
Marco RubioThe problem with the executive order is it is unconstitutional. The president doesn't have the power to do that.2016
Ben CarsonThe fruit salad of their life is what I will look at.2016
Donald TrumpBut, we should have gotten rid of the borders, we should have gotten rid of the lines around the state so there's great competition.2016
Hillary ClintonI will put a price tag. My price tag is about $100 billion a year. And again, paid for.2016
Hillary ClintonPutting Iranian troops right on the border of the Golan right next to Israel would be a nonstarter for me.2016
Bernie SandersI have no illusion.2016
Hillary ClintonWhat I want to do is make sure middle class kids, not Donald Trump's kids, get to be able to afford college.2016
Ted CruzYou can breathe. I know it's hard.2016
Bernie SandersI release it, here it is. That ain't nothing.2016
Donald TrumpIt's gonna be huge!2016
Hillary ClintonWell, I'll start by saying amen to that.2016
Donald TrumpHow stupid are the people of Iowa?2016
Hillary ClintonYou know, if we're going to argue about the 1990s, instead of talking about the future, which I'd much prefer, because I think every election is about the future...2016
Donald TrumpI totally disavow the Klu Klux Klan.2016
Donald TrumpThey won't refuse me. They're not going to refuse me. Believe me.2016
Ted CruzThe stakes are too high.2016
Marco RubioSomehow, Republicans woke up in the morning and decided, "Oh, it's a good idea to poison some kids with lead"2016
John KasichBut here's the bottom line. And I'll go quickly. We, as adults, have to fight in our neighborhoods, in our communities, for our children's education.2016
Ted CruzHenry Ford revolutionized automobile manufacturing and brought automobiles to the middle class.2016
John KasichCan't we have common sense in America? Ther's the way it used to be. And there was a book written called The Death of Common Sense.2016
Sarah PalinRight-wingin', bitter-clingin', proud clingers to guns, God, and our religion.2016
Ted CruzI really hope that we don't...we don't see yoga on this stage.2016
Hillary ClintonI remember well when my youth minister took me to hear Dr. King.2016
Martin O'MalleyI put forward a plan to move us to a 100% clean electric energy grid by 2050.2016
Bernie SandersI think Secretary Clinton knows that what she says is very disingenuous.2016
Bernie SandersWhat I have said, is that gun manufacturer's liability bill has some good provisions among other things.2016
Hillary ClintonYou may have seen that I recently launched a Snapchat account. I love it. I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves.2016
Ben CarsonI would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, "Hey guys, everybody attack him." He may shoot me, but he can't get us all.2015
Jeb BushWhich means we have to be a lot more productive. Workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern low. It means that people need to work longer hours.2016
Jeb BushIf we're all supposed to answer hypothetical questions, knowing what we know now, I would not have engaged.2016
Lincoln ChafeeHere's a bold embrace of internationalism: let's join the rest of the world and go metric.2016