"I always thought of myself as a moderate liberal, a fighter for peace and justice. I never thought of myself as being all that far out."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."George McGovern on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."George McGovern on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."George McGovern on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."George McGovern on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."George McGovern on John Lennon
"My dad was a Methodist minister."
"Politics is an act of faith you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public."
"I've come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a healthy civil society."
"Democrats believe that the federal government is not our enemy, it's our partner."
"I think the country's getting disgusted with Washington partly because of the decline of civility in government."