"The essential ingredient of politics is timing."
"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."Pierre Trudeau on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Pierre Trudeau on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Pierre Trudeau on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Pierre Trudeau 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."Pierre Trudeau on Joseph Stalin
"The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation."