"In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate. I had made the decision 12 years earlier, Christmas Day of 1982, just after I had been first elected to a full term, that I would do the best I could for a limited time."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."George J. Mitchell on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."George J. Mitchell on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."George J. Mitchell on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."George J. Mitchell on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."George J. Mitchell on Benjamin Franklin
"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."
"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."
"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."