14 Total Quotes

Eugene McCarthy Quotes

Eugene McCarthy
One thing about a pig, he thinks he's warm if his nose is warm. I saw a bunch of pigs one time that had frozen together in a rosette, each one's nose tucked under the rump of the one in front. We have a lot of pigs in politics.
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Eugene McCarthy
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
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Eugene McCarthy
Have you ever tried to split sawdust?
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Eugene McCarthy
The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts.
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Eugene McCarthy
The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.
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Eugene McCarthy
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
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No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins.
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It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
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Eugene McCarthy
I can still smell the tear gas in the Hilton Hotel.
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Eugene McCarthy
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
Eugene McCarthy
#American Politician