"The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Jeff Bingaman on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Jeff Bingaman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Jeff Bingaman on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Jeff Bingaman on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Jeff Bingaman on Colin Powell
"I hope that in future Congresses there will reemerge a recognition that climate change is a reality, that our policies to meet our energy needs must also deal responsibly with environmental issues, including the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions."
"I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns."