"Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Tom Daschle on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Tom Daschle on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Tom Daschle on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Tom Daschle on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Tom Daschle on Colin Powell
"We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics."
"People were concerned about national security, and that precluded us from having the opportunity to break through on the issues that we cared most about - the economy, education and health care."