"Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him one doubted Him one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?"
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Richard J. Daley on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Richard J. Daley on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Richard J. Daley on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Richard J. Daley on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Richard J. Daley on Thomas Paine
"Power is dangerous unless you have humility."
"The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County is not something that just happened."