"One thing I have learned in my time in politics is that if one of the parties is shameless, the other party cannot afford to be spineless."
"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."Frank Lautenberg on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Frank Lautenberg on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Frank Lautenberg on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Frank Lautenberg 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."Frank Lautenberg on Joseph Stalin