"This Congress is simply not doing its job under Republican leadership."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Jim Cooper on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Jim Cooper 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."Jim Cooper 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."Jim Cooper 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."Jim Cooper on Colin Powell
"If we don't change, millions of American families are just one medical emergency, or one layoff, away from financial disaster and bankruptcy."