Richard J. Daley

Richard J. Daley

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: May 15, 1902
Died: December 20, 1976
Birth Sign: Taurus

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The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder.

Good government is good politics.

The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County is not something that just happened.

I'm not the last of the old bosses. I'm the first of the new leaders.

Don't worry if they're Democrats or Republicans. Give them service and they'll become Democrats.

We have to face it: in America today the way to have fun and celebrate is to break a store window and take something. That's the way it is, today in America, and we have to accept it.

We as Democrats have no apologies to make to anyone.

The Democratic Party is the party that opened its arms. We opened them to every nationality, every creed. We opened them to the immigrants. The Democratic Party is the party of the people.

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.

The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder.

No poll can equal the day-to-day visits of the men and women of the Democratic Party.

They have vilified me, they have crucified me; yes, they have even criticized me.

We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievment.

Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?

We all like to hear a man speak out on his convictions and principles. But at the same time, you must understand that when you're running on a ticket, you're running with a team.

Even the Lord had skeptical members of His party.

A newspaper is the lowest thing there is.

Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing attention on the problems of our society.

We are proud to have with us the poet lariat of Chicago.

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people?

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

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