"Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Barney Frank on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Barney Frank on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Barney Frank on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Barney Frank on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Barney Frank on Booker T. Washington
"It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist right has really taken over much of the Republican Party, People might cite George Bush as proof that you can be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education."
"Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them."
"While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration."
"I am not a great theologian. I know there is a theological concept called invincible ignorance in which a strong enough faith binds you to any facts to the contrary."
"What would be the nicest thing I could say about Newt Gingrich? He may be one of the great supporters of the humanities, because you have people who don't want to study the social sciences, because it's not profitable, and now Newt, as the highest-paid historian in American history, may be an encouragement to people to study history."