Joseph I. Lieberman

(Joseph Isadore Lieberman)

Joseph I. Lieberman
Joseph I. Lieberman
  • Born: February 24, 1942
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America is not just a piece of real estate. It is a principle. States. Nations & Nationhood
America is the only nation in the world that does not define itself by its boundaries but by its creed. Citizenship & Patriotism
America's about individuals, not about averages or groups. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Anything is possible for anyone in America. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Campaigns are partisan. Governing should not be partisan. Management & Managing Government
Dear Lord, maker of all miracles, I thank you for bringing me to this extraordinary moment in my life! Religion & God
Diplomacy, when matched by force, can achieve our objectives. Diplomacy & Diplomats
Everybody has a right to petition their government and petition it in terms that are relevant to themselves…. Everyone has the right to speak their mind. If your mind is faith-based, then speak that way. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Global warming and climate change is a big problem. It requires a big solution. Environment & Environmentalism
Here in America we work out our differences, not with civil wars, but with spirited elections. We resolve our disputes, not through acts of violence but through the rule of law. And we preserve and protect our system of justice best when we accept its judgments that we disagree with the most. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
How can we tell our children if we do not make reasonable efforts to count every vote. Voters, Voting & Elections
I didn’t get enough votes. Voters, Voting & Elections
I refuse to lose this race because I didn't have enough money. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
If you’re selling access, some of those willing to buy will not have the best motives. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In America, opportunity and equality are not a zero-sum game Equality & Equal Opportunity
In matters of war we undermine a President’s credibility at our nation’s peril. War & Peace
In matters of war, we undermine presidential credibility at our nation’s peril. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Incivility is not the disease. It is the symptom. Partisanship is the disease…. When your highest duty is to your party, the public interest becomes subservient. Political Parties & Machines
It’s not the size of the feast, but the number of people that can fit around the table. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
No American parent should be forced to compete with popular culture to raise his children. Families, Children & Parenting
No, I haven’t given any thought to running for President. But my mother has thought about it. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Our polity has fallen down a dark hole into a place that is far from the vision and values of those who founded this democracy. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Soap operas have become sex operas. Media, Journalism & The Press
Thanks to welfare's Catch-22, families receiving benefits cannot save for the future. Welfare
The best thing we did with the Patriot Act was to sunset it. Almost 800 foreign nationals, immigrants, mostly Arab-Americans or people who looked like Arab-Americans, were arrested, put in jail, held without charges, no notification for their families and no right to counsel. That's un-American and I'll fight to end that. If we fight the terrorists who attacked us because of our liberties by compromising our liberties, shame on us. Defense & National Security
The challenge of terrorism is that they strike at vulnerability. Terrorism
The law exists to express our values. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The law expresses the values and aspirations of our society. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The next frontier is not in front of us but inside us. Miscellaneous
There should be no partisanship in war. We’re in a war where the enemy wants to kill all of us—Democrats as well as Republicans. War & Peace
Today, as some of us weep for what could have been, we look to the future with faith that on another morning joy will surely come. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We can't talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities. Development & Growth
We have pleaded to the entertainment industry to raise their standards and protect our children. Memorials, Monuments, Medals, Statues & Buildings
We will need ploughshares and swords. Defense & National Security
When the health of a woman is involved I think the government has to be respectful. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
You can’t reform education without spending some money. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training