"Well, we ought to be stirred, even to tears, by society's ills."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."George McGovern on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."George McGovern on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."George McGovern on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."George McGovern on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."George McGovern on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."