"I have enormous respect for Tom Daschle. The NRA has not yet taken a formal position on which I'm aware of on this matter, and I think Tom may be just getting a little ahead of things."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."John Dingell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."John Dingell on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."John Dingell on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."John Dingell on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."John Dingell on Abraham Lincoln
"I can support going in after Saddam Hussein, but I want to make sure I don't go alone."
"If we're going to change the laws, let's change them in ways which makes it easier to catch criminals, and yet at the same time protect the Second Amendment rights of our law-abiding citizens."
"War is failure of diplomacy."
"This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups."
"If we're going to spend a lot of money to deal with the problem of 200 million guns in the country owned by 65 million gun owners, we ought to have a system which will work and catch criminals."