"Pennsylvania is a very tough state people don't last long in Pennsylvania politics."
"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."Arlen Specter on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Arlen Specter on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Arlen Specter on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Arlen Specter 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."Arlen Specter on Joseph Stalin
"When the students are occupied, they're not juvenile delinquents. I believe that education is a capital investment."
"Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush's austere budget for the next fiscal year."
"I do come from a strong family."
"The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today as when the Bill of Rights was first written."
"The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens."