"I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."George J. Mitchell on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."George J. Mitchell on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."George J. Mitchell on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."George J. Mitchell on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."George J. Mitchell on Albert Einstein
"I really owe everything to my parents and their devotion and drive to see to it that their children had the education which led to the opportunities that they never were able to have."
"The result was, of course, that today, tragically, more than 40 million Americans don't have health insurance, and for many, not having health insurance means they don't have access to good health care."
"In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism."
"As they say, one thing led to another, and, ultimately, the British and Irish governments asked me to serve as chairman of the peace negotiations, which ironically began six years ago this week."
"I spent two years in the Army. And my older brother, who was also a great positive influence on me, encouraged me to think about law school, and I said - well, I didn't have any money."