Born Robert Joseph Dole, American politician Bob Dole is a prominent figure in politics and in the media. He was born in July 22, 1923 in Kansas. Bob Dole holds the record for being nominated for both the Presidential and Vice Presidential seat on different occassions without winning. He ran for President of the United States in the 1996 elections and Vice President in 1976.
Even though he was not able to become head of state, his wit and deadpan humor served him well in his numerous TV appearances and published books. He wrote Great Political Wit: Laughing (Almost) All the Way to the White House and Great Presidential Wit: I Wish I Was in the Book.
Check out some of the best Bob Dole quotes below.
The internet is a great way to get on the net.
Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they’re thinking at all.
If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole.
You feel a little older in the morning. By noon I feel about 55.
Life is very important to Americans.
Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.
We know smoking tobacco is not good for kids, but a lot of other things aren’t good. Drinking’s not good. Some would say milk’s not good.
If you’re hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to the Senate. You’ll get the same kind of feeling and you won’t have to pay.
We’ll all be riding that streetcar of desire.
You don’t go out and hurt somebody’s feelings. We have opponents and not enemies in this business.
We need to reach out and make sure that everyone who should benefit will benefit.
Providing seniors with the peace of mind that they will be able to get the medicine they need, when they need it, as well as offer extra assistance to pay for it … is what this new Medicare Benefit has to offer, … It is important that seniors understand we are talking about a dependable, government-underwritten program that will be a major pillar of Medicare going forward.
I think it’s time to do something, … I don’t believe any political pressure, economic, any kind of pressure will work.
But I do understand that the purpose of a reporter’s privilege is not to somehow elevate journalists above other segments of society. Instead, it is designed to help guarantee that the public continues to be well-informed.
My philosophy of life is when you get up the ladder you want to reach back and give someone a hand, just like someone did for you years before. They are wonderful role models and the very personification of caring.
I have … been uplifted by the extraordinary power of the American heart — by those armies of compassion, who are willing to cross town or cross the globe to minister to those they’ve never met and will never see again.
At my age you find yourself looking back from time to time and you begin to appreciate some of the things that happened to you.
Won every battle, except the battle against time.
Things are going to get better. Be optimistic.
He told me to grow up and make the best of what I have.
This is what America’s all about, nobody’s being hurt … they have a right to express themselves, … I watched all the television I could on Miami-Dade and I didn’t see anybody being shoved around.
I’ve never known a lot of rich people. It’s not my bag.
I once described myself as the most optimistic man in America. Life has taught me to put my faith in the uncounted millions who may never run for office, pass a bill, or craft a sound bite, but who fight our wars and embody the ideals worth fighting for. My contemporaries have been called the greatest generation. It’s not a title we bestowed on ourselves, any more than we asked for the hand that history dealt us in our youth. Now I belong to a disappearing generation, perhaps five million in all, forever bonded by the tests we faced so long ago.
Look. See No Evil…. Hear No Evil…. and EVIL (Nixon). (In reference to Bob Dole seeing former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Richard Nixon standing together on the podium)
no more verbally incomprehensible; no more devoid of the vision thing; and no more the cautious pragmatist proudly displaying the virtues of tradition and the advantages of biological seniority.
I think it’s pretty obvious the model for victory is the Ronald Reagan model.
Tonight I am honored to speak for these voiceless heroes and for their comrades who survived the deadliest war ever inflicted on the human family, … Whatever we may be today as a nation, it is because many generations of Americans were willing to make the greatest of sacrifices.
Having been in Congress, you know that’s part of our responsibility: the constituent has a problem, … We’re supposed to write back and say, ‘Well I can’t do anything?’ That’s not what they elect you for.
There is life after losing. There are things you can do with your life that can make a difference.
I am announcing my economic program for America’s renewal — a program that will return economic growth, rising living standards and prosperity for all Americans to the center of our policy.
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