"Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it."
"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."Nancy Pelosi on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Nancy Pelosi on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Nancy Pelosi on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Nancy Pelosi 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."Nancy Pelosi on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"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."
"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."