"For 25 years, it has been my privilege to represent the city of San Francisco and the great state of California to work to strengthen our vibrant middle class to secure opportunity and equality."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Nancy Pelosi on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Nancy Pelosi on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Nancy Pelosi on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Nancy Pelosi on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Nancy Pelosi on Abraham Lincoln
"I say to my colleagues never confine your best work, your hopes, your dreams, the aspiration of the American people to what will be signed by George W. Bush because that is too limiting a factor."
"Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform."
"The American dream is about freedom."
"Freedom is secured every day by our men and women in uniform. We must build a future worthy of their sacrifice."
"Jobs mean freedom for workers to support their families."