"I think it was my study of history that convinced me that the Democratic Party was more on the side of the average American."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."George McGovern on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."George McGovern on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."George McGovern on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."George McGovern on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."George McGovern on Thomas Jefferson
"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."