"I was in elective politics for 24 years. I've made four national races, two for President, two for Vice President. I have found there are other ways to serve, and I'm enjoying them."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Al Gore on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Al Gore on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Al Gore on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Al Gore on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Al Gore on Joseph Stalin
"America's political system has evolved over the last 50 years in ways that have enhanced the power of business lobbies."
"Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally."
"As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions."
"As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change."
"A zebra does not change its spots."