The best Quotes by Paul Wellstone

The best Quotes by Paul Wellstone

Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American academic, author, and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until he was killed in a plane crash near Eveleth, Minnesota, in 2002. A member of the Democratic Party (DFL), Wellstone was a leader of the populist and progressive wings of the party.

Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision.
The only way to change is to vote. People are responsible.
The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance of power between elites and masses, a power which is the principal threat to our democracy.
Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future.
I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.

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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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Alex: "You can't do that. You can't make promises that you won't be able to keep!"
Tom: "We're in Washington, they're the only promises we're allowed to make."
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog!
Washington, D.C. is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese.
I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country... dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
Ted: "It's freezing out there. Where's your coat?"
Robin: "Ted, I'm Canadian. I don't need a coat. This kind of weather is nothing for me."
Marshall: "Yeah. This is like a spring day back in Minnesota."
Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 Episode 11
Minnesota, I love you snow much!
Minnesota Forecast. Today: Sun. Tomorrow: Snow. Next Day: Tornado, probably.
Minnesota girls - the kind of girl you can take home to meet your mom, but can outdrink your dad.
Most places would call it a crippling snowstorm. In Minnesota, we call it Tuesday.
Another way of enjoying Minnesota is to move to Wisconsin.
Minnesota: the only place where I get excited over a lake.
Well, I just looked in the mirror
And things aren't looking so good
I'm looking California
And feeling Minnesota
Soundgarden - Outshined, Album: Badmotorfinger
I'm from Minnesota, where there's plenty hot-dogs for everyone. Perhaps even too many...
Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 Episode 2
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Minnesota - and that's pretty much the same thing.
A vote is like a rifle, its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!
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Great is the voice of the people.
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Pretty much all I say politically is I encourage people to register to vote.
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The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.
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We are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.
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Because teachers, no matter how kind, no matter how friendly, are sadistic and evil to the core.
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What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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Never memorize what you can look up in books.
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I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
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There's a benefit about losing: you get to learn from your mistakes.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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