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George McGovern Quotes

"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."
War

"I am 1,000 percent for Tom Eagleton and I have no intention of dropping him from the ticket."

"The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity."

"When people ask if the United States can afford to place on trial the president, if the system can stand impeachment, my answer is, "Can we stand anything else?""

"It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil,... that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure."

"Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public."

"The longer the title, the less important the job."

"You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing."

"No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public."

"The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation."
War

"The trouble was, all people saw on television were a few of my outspoken supporters out front; and they came away thinking that was me."

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