Richard J. Daley - Quotes

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Power is dangerous unless you have humility.

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.

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

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

Good government is good politics.

Good government is good politics.

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

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

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? ---->>>

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

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

We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievment. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

Even the Lord had skeptical members of His party. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

A newspaper is the lowest thing there is. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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? ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-15, 1902
Birthplace:
Die: 12-20, 1976
Occupation: Politician
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Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served as the 38th Mayor of Chicago for a total of 21 years beginning on April 20, 1955 until his death on December 20, 1976. Daley was the chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee for 23 years, holding both positions until his death in office in 1976 (wikipedia)