"The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does."
"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."Bill Vaughan on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Bill Vaughan on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Bill Vaughan on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Bill Vaughan 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."Bill Vaughan on Joseph Stalin
"Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to."
"Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking."
"Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college."
"Muscles come and go flab lasts."
"Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem."