"The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance of power between elites and masses, a power which is the principal threat to our democracy."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Paul Wellstone on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Paul Wellstone on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Paul Wellstone on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Paul Wellstone on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Paul Wellstone on Booker T. Washington
"The only way to change is to vote. People are responsible."
"Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers."
"Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future."
"Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities."
"What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves."