John Edwards

(Johnny Reid "John" Edwards)

John Edwards
John Edwards
  • Born: June 10, 1953
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Quote Topics Cited
A leader who has to go it alone is no longer leading anybody. Leaders & Leadership
A long resume does not equate to good judgment. Leaders & Leadership
By exercising our moral leadership, we can transform a generation of potential enemies into a generation of friends. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Civility does not mean surrender. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Each of us have to decide whether we’re going to be a force for progress or an obstacle to progress. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
Everyone who lobbies represents someone’s particular point of view. Lobbying & Special Interests
I’m not opposed to all wars; just dumb wars. War & Peace
If the American people are going to choose you to be their President, they’re entitled to know an awful lot about you. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
If you see that something is not working, you have to be willing to change course. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
Incremental change will not solve this nation’s problems. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Let’s export American products, not American jobs. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
No American President should ever take any option off the table. Management & Managing Government
People are just beginning to learn how much their own personal privacy is being invaded and that they’re losing control over their own information. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
Public [campaign] financing and free television time are the things that will diminish the high influence that money has on politics. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The foundation for moral leadership is the truth. Leaders & Leadership
The issue is not the length of your resume but the strength of your vision. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
The lobbyists have erected a brick wall around Washington DC—a wall that keeps them in and keeps you out. Lobbying & Special Interests
The middle class is the engine of this economy. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The President goes around the country speaking Spanish. The only thing he has to say about jobs is “Hasta La Vista.” Oratory, Discussion & Debate
There are two separate systems in America. One for the privileged, and one for everybody else. Equality & Equal Opportunity
This is the great moral issue of our day. 37 million people who live in poverty. It’s wrong. Poverty
Those of us who are in leadership positions from the South have a special responsibility for civil rights. Leaders & Leadership
We must solve problems before they occur, rather than scrambling to deal with crises after they erupt.. Management & Managing Government
We still have two public school systems in the United States: One for the haves and one for the have-nots. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
We still have two public school systems in this country—one for the haves, one for the have-nots. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
We still have two separate public school systems in this country. It’s not [any longer] based on race; it’s based on economics, but that’s related to race. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
America's families will be safer in a world where we're strong, where we're engaged, but where we're respected.
Faith is not a political strategy and should not be a political strategy. If it is being used as a tool to garner votes, to convince people they should support one political party or the other, I think that is a huge mistake. Religion & God
I actually defeated an incumbent Republican senator who was part of the Jesse Helm's political machine in North Carolina, the result of which is I'm now the senior senator from North Carolina instead of Jesse Helms, which is a very good thing for this country.
I am Quinn's father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Power
I believe that presidential candidates actually have a responsibility to point out substantive differences: to point out perspectives that are different.
I didn't get to the Senate by accident.
I don't think God's through with me. Religion & God
I have grown up in the bright light of America.
I think an Edwards-Kerry ticket would be powerful.
I think that America is a nation of faith. I do believe that. Certainly by way of heritage - there's a powerful Christian thread through all of American history. History ;Religion & God
I want to be a champion for the people I have fought for all my life - regular people. Life
I was slapped down to the ground when my son Wade died in 1996, in April of 1996.
I was wrong to vote for this war. Unfortunately, I'll have to live with that forever. And the lesson I learned from it is to put more faith in my own judgment. Religion & God ;War & Peace
I went from being a senator, a young senator, to being considered for vice president, running for president, being a vice presidential candidate, and becoming a national public figure. All of which fed a self-focus, an egotism, a narcissism that leads you to believe that you can do whatever you want.
I would not, under any circumstances, try to impose my personal faith and belief on the rest of the country. I don't think that's right. I don't think that's appropriate. Religion & God
I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind.
If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is President, people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If you want to beat me up, feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself.
I'm in love with one woman. I've been in love with one woman for 31 years. She is the finest human being I have ever known. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm not sure I had a political career for the future anyway. I'm not sure that politics was what I wanted to spend my life doing. Life ;Future ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I'm their sole parent, and there is nothing more important than being the best father I can be.
In 2006, 2 years ago, I made a very serious mistake. A mistake that I am responsible for and no one else. In 2006, I told Elizabeth about the mistake, asked her for her forgiveness, asked God for his forgiveness. Religion & God
In America we believe that every child, no matter where they live, who their family is, or what the color of their skin, is entitled to as good an education as the richest parent in America can give to their children. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Families, Children & Parenting
My faith informs everything I think and do. It's part of my value system. And to suggest that I can somehow separate and divorce that from the rest of me is not possible. Religion & God
South Carolina, as a matter of compromise, displays the Confederate flag on a flagpole in front of the state capitol. Because I grew up in the South and believe that the Confederate flag is a very divisive symbol, I have stated publicly a number of times that I believe that South Carolina should remove the flag from the state capitol grounds.
The fact that women are paid 73 cents on the dollar for work equivalent to work being done by men is unacceptable in America. Women ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The facts are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials. Business, Commerce & Finance
The president of the United States actually has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. Time
The president said that he would unite this country, that he was a uniter, not a divider. Have you ever seen America more divided? Have you ever seen Washington more divided?
There is so much work to be done to treat gays and lesbians and gay and lesbian couples with the respect that they're entitled to. They deserve, in my judgment, partnership benefits. They deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to adoption and immigration. Respect ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
There's a lot of America that's Christian. I would not describe us, though, on the whole, as a Christian nation.
There's no question that I've done wrong. I take full responsibility for having done wrong. I will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that I've caused to others. But I did not break the law. Life
This is America, where everything is still possible.
We ought to follow through on an idea that was first proposed by President Clinton to allow people over the age of 55 who are not eligible for Medicare into the Medicare system, at cost, and below cost for those who can't afford it. That takes care of a significant number of the people who don't have health insurance. Health, Healthcare & Medicine