"One of the things that I think you see sometimes in politics is a certain degree of caution. It's usually advised by consultants who don't want to see you march to the end of a limb."
"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."Elizabeth Edwards on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Elizabeth Edwards on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Elizabeth Edwards on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Elizabeth Edwards 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."Elizabeth Edwards on Joseph Stalin
"You have to have enough respect for other human beings to leave their lives alone. If you admire that life, build it for yourself. Don't just try to come in and take somebody else's life."
"A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live."
"Maybe we all change over time."
"I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me."
"I've had to come to grips with a God that fits my own experience, which is, my God could not be offering protection and not have protected my boy."