The best Quotes by Helen Thomas

The best Quotes by Helen Thomas

Helen Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American reporter and author, and a long serving member of the White House press corps. She covered the White House during the administrations of ten U.S. presidents—from the beginning of the Kennedy administration to the second year of the Obama administration.

We don't go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers.
The presidency awed me, but presidents do not. Perhaps I have always expected too much of them, but I believe that when they reach the highest office in the land, they should live up to the greatest honor that can come to a person in American political life. Some have stood the test better than others.
In Plains, I saw Jimmy Carter as he really is - a nice, decent man... in terms of compassionate contribution to society, he certainly has proven to be our best past president.
Everyone with a cell phone thinks they're a photographer. Everyone with a laptop thinks they're a journalist. But they have no training, and they have no idea of what we keep to in terms of standards, as in what's far out and what's reality. And they have no dedication to truth.
The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar.

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For the world has changed, and we must change with it.
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When you fall, the real test is whether you can ignore the naysayers, pick yourself up and come back stronger.
Barack Obama - January 28, 2013 - Miami Heat visit the White House
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Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
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Look at Berlin, where Germans and Americans learned to work together and trust each other less than three years after facing each other on the field of battle.
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To Michelle - my love and life's partner and Malia and Sasha - whose dazzling light makes everything brighter.
Barack Obama - A Promised Land
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These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.
Barack Obama - White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013
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As tragic as these past few weeks have been, they offer an opportunity for us to all work together to tackle them, to take them on, to change America and make it live up to its highest ideals.
Barack Obama - June 2020
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More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're doing.
Barack Obama - May 2020
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I'm so proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States.
Barack Obama - April 2020
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Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
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Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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Let every nation know... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy - Inaugural Address
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Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner."
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Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
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If anybody really wants to shoot the President of the United States, it is not a very difficult job - all one has to do is get a high building some day with a telescopic rifle, and there is nothing anybody could do to defend against such an attempt on the President's life.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nation's capital.
The Washington Bullets are changing their name. They don't want their team to be associated with crime. From now on, they'll just be known as the Bullets.
Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
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I call Washington "the city of the perishable".
Nancy Pelosi (as Speaker of the US House of Representatives)
Let me give you a little bit of free advice. DC is all about realtionships.
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I grew up in Kentucky, but I did not grow up like that. I didn't have to shoot my dinner or anything.
I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn’t have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey.
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You can't be an a-shole and a losing coach. In Kentucky, baby, winning cures all.
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I was a very quiet, shy child. I grew up in a small town, Louisville, Kentucky, and there weren't too many Hawaiian-Filipino girls, so I stuck out like a sore thumb. I didn't look like everyone else and didn't feel I belonged... But these things only build character and make you stronger. It taught me to grow into the woman I was to become.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Kentucky - and that's pretty much the same thing.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.
I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
He is a coward. A real man wouldn't lie to his supporters. He lost his election, and he lost big. I know it. He knows it, and deep down, I think most Republicans know.
Dick Cheney - August 2022
In our nation's 246 year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump. There is nothing more important Liz will ever do than lead the effort to make sure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office.
Dick Cheney - August 2022
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States.
Dick Cheney - June 1998
Disappearances are bread-and-butter to journalists.
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How does President Obama like his coffee? Like himself? Weak?
We went from a shitty team to one of the all-time best dynasties. All you needed was one little match to start that whole fire.
The natural world can continue to surprise us as long as we give it space to thrive.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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