"If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide."
"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."Meg Greenfield on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Meg Greenfield on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Meg Greenfield on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Meg Greenfield 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."Meg Greenfield on Joseph Stalin