"The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."George McGovern on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."George McGovern on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."George McGovern on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."George McGovern on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."George McGovern on Bruce Lee
"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."