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John McCain Quotes

"War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality."

"I am a Republican. I'm loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of fiscal discipline."

"Thank God for our form of government. The media won't let there be any cover-up."

"Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father."

"Leonardo DiCaprio is "an androgynous wimp.""

"As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our best days could only dream to emulate."

"Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq, a peace built on more secure foundations than are found today in the Middle East. Even more important, they will fight for two human conditions of even greater value than peace: liberty and justice."

"I'm as frustrated with the French, I think, as anyone, but look, there's going to be other challenges and there are going to be other issues. As long as there's a war on terrorism going on, we're all going to have to work together."

"It is perhaps my greatest hope, Mr. President, that some day we'll consider tax and spending measures with no one else in mind but future generations of American taxpayers. We're tying a millstone of debt around their necks, and it is a grave mistake."

"Because the people of New Hampshire take their responsibilities as citizens of the Republic seriously, they keep it interesting for candidates who, believe it or not, can get a little tired of the mannered, predictable, and unimaginative qualities that typically afflict modern political campaigns."

"But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago."

"The core political values of our free society are so deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents, lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them."

"Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions."

"We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves."

"Remember the words of Chairman Mao: 'It's always darkest before it's totally black.'."

"Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war."

"I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends. And they should not doubt ours."

"Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We're Americans. We're Americans, and we'll never surrender. They will."

"Glory is not a conceit. It is not a decoration for valor. Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you in rerun."

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