45 Total Quotes

Jesse Helms Quotes

We must have a full debate and votes on issues such as China's pitiful human rights record, China's brutal suppression of religious freedom, China's increasingly belligerent stance toward the Democratic Chinese government on Taiwan and China's unbroken record of violated agreements one after another on other matters. You can't trust them,
Jesse Helms
#Debate

I was with some Vietnamese recently, and some of them were smoking two cigarettes at the same time. That's the kind of customers we need!
Jesse Helms
#American Politician #Smoking

Terrorists around the world will realize that America's differences end at the water's edge, and that the United States' political leadership always has, and always will stand united in the face of international terrorism,
Jesse Helms
#United States

Giving permanent normal trade relations to the government of China will destroy an important lever that we now have and we have had to influence Chinese behavior, ... We are tossing it aside.
Jesse Helms
#Giving

It's their deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct that is responsible for the disease
Jesse Helms
#Disease

The Indian government has not shot itself in the foot. Most likely it has shot itself in the head, ... By conducting five nuclear tests India made a major miscalculation not merely about the United States but about India's own capability. The Indian government has deluded itself into the absurd assumption that the possession of nuclear weapons will make India into a superpower at a time when hundreds of millions of India's people are in abject poverty.
Jesse Helms
#Government

You were the best qualified for that job, but they had to give it to a minority.
Jesse Helms
#Minority

[A message that was sent by the senator to one woman who wrote to him trying to explain that her 31-year-old gay son did not] deserve ... to play Russian roulette with his sexuality.
Jesse Helms
#Trying

That depends on two or three things they are trying to work out, and I don't think they'll work them out. I think [Iraq] will be a target.
Jesse Helms
#Trying

expand the space that the pope has opened.
Jesse Helms
#Space

Every dollar these countries spend on American farm products is a dollar they cannot spend on terror and repression,
Jesse Helms
#Repression

I am astonished that the Indian government was able to catch the U.S. intelligence capability so sound asleep at the switch,
Jesse Helms
#Government

This is a moment of truth for Pakistan as a nation,
Jesse Helms
#Truth

to discuss a history of countless failed nominations in the past 10 years which were denied hearings by the chairman or the ranking member.
Jesse Helms
#History

What the American people are witnessing is a successful cover-up of serious ethical wrongdoing, ... a sight to behold.
Jesse Helms
#People

Madam Ambassador, it's been a joy to work with you while you were at the United Nations.
Jesse Helms
#Joy

Not withstanding our differences, Mrs. Albright is a lady who understands Congress, she understands the important role that Congress must play in developing U.S. foreign policy. However, my support for the nominee should in no way be misconstrued as an endorsement of the [Clinton] administration's conduct of foreign policy.
Jesse Helms
#Congress

It is bitterly ironic that the Clinton administration is rushing to send Elian Gonzalez back to a country that has just been singled out by the U.N. for its systematic violation of human rights.
Jesse Helms
#Country

As for Mr. Milosevic's future, I don't care one way or the other if he lives out his days in sunny Cyprus or if he will agree to step aside and make way for democracy in Serbia, the important thing is that he be removed from power, whether voluntarily or not, and now,
Jesse Helms
#Future

The German chancellor has damaged German relations with the United States in ways that cannot be easily repaired.
Jesse Helms
#United States

It had been my feeling that AIDS was a disease largely spread by reckless and voluntary sexual and drug-abusing behavior, and that it would probably be confined to those in high-risk populations, ... I was wrong.
Jesse Helms
#Disease

America must be the moral leader. It is not enough to have power. Power must be used to protect freedom and give all people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor.
Jesse Helms
#American Politician

As you may know, I've just completed my memoir for Random House. Many of the questions you've asked are discussed at length in there.
Jesse Helms
#American Politician

Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals.
Jesse Helms
#American Politician

I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn't agree with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported.
Jesse Helms
#American Politician

I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.
Jesse Helms
#American Politician

I hope, and in fact I know, that they didn't just represent what is best about North Carolina. They represented what is best about America.
Jesse Helms
#American Politician

I want our young people to believe as we did that there is no goal too high to reach if they are willing to work.
Jesse Helms
#American Politician

I worked in the media from the late 30's through the early 70's. Politics in general became more liberal both nationally and within the state as the years passed.
Jesse Helms
#American Politician