"If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Hyman Rickover on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Hyman Rickover on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Hyman Rickover on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Hyman Rickover on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Hyman Rickover on Joseph Stalin
"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience."