John Francis McCormack, KSG, KSS, KHS was an Irish tenor, celebrated for his performances of the operatic and popular song repertoires, and renowned for his diction and breath control. He was also a Papal Count. He became a naturalised American citizen before returning to live in Ireland.
|After five o’clock we all drink the same booze.||Political Parties & Machines|
|I never place myself mentally in the position of compromising principle and conscience. But there are times when I might harmonize differences in order to make progress, or maintain unity.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|
|We'll pass it. The Senate won't do it, and we'll be left holding the bag.||Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising|
|You don't compromise principles, but you harmonize tactics to preserve unity.||Legislating & Legislative Process|
|I believe that true art is universal in its appeal.||Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle|
|I live again the days and evenings of my long career. I dream at night of operas and concerts in which I have had my share of success. Now like the old Irish minstrel, I have hung up my harp because my songs are all sung.||Success|