"Power is dangerous unless you have humility."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Richard J. Daley on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Richard J. Daley on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Richard J. Daley on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Richard J. Daley on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Richard J. Daley on Booker T. Washington
"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?"
"The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County is not something that just happened."