"The best way to reduce the cost of medical care is to reduce the illness."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Arlen Specter on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Arlen Specter on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Arlen Specter on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Arlen Specter on Plato
"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."Arlen Specter on Erma Bombeck
"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."