George McGovern Quotes

Who is George McGovern?

George Stanley McGovern was an American historian and South Dakota politician and U.S senator.

Born July 19, 1922
Died October 21, 2012

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Best 7 Quotes by George McGovern

“Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction 'Love thy neighbor as thyself.'”

“Somehow politicians have become convinced that negative campaigning pays off in elections.”

“The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.”

“The longer the title, the less important the job.”

“But it is hazardous and, I believe, counterproductive to become frozen in time by an obsession with past wrongs and errors.”

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

“The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher standard.”

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