Quotes by Lincoln Chafee

Trust is built with consistency.
- Lincoln Chafee
Anger's not a good emotion.
- Lincoln Chafee
In the world of diplomacy, some things are better left unsaid.
- Lincoln Chafee
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I was born in 1953, so that's the Eisenhower administration.
- Lincoln Chafee
A strong, educated middle class is what made America the greatest country in the world.
- Lincoln Chafee
I remember my Republican Party as fiscally conservative, as caring about the environment.
- Lincoln Chafee
The lack of fiscal responsibility is one of the main reasons I finally left my old Party.
- Lincoln Chafee
Students of America, working families of America: President Obama will not turn his back on you.
- Lincoln Chafee
American education is still the wonder of the world, and we must open the schoolhouse doors, not close them.
- Lincoln Chafee
In the executive branch, winning by a whisker is as good as winning in a landslide, but not so in the Senate.
- Lincoln Chafee
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I had supported Governor George W. Bush over Senator John McCain in the 2000 Rhode Island presidential primary.
- Lincoln Chafee
America stood at the summit of power, emerging from the Cold War as an economic, cultural and military force without equal.
- Lincoln Chafee
I worry about 10, 15, 20, 25 years down the road. Where are we going to be in this age of nuclear weapons, where there is no margin for error?
- Lincoln Chafee
Well, usually when you talk about a mandate, you're talking about an overwhelming win. I don't think by any measurement the 2004 election was an overwhelming win.
- Lincoln Chafee
Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations.
- Lincoln Chafee
Reform of the medical liability system should be considered as part of a comprehensive response to surging medical malpractice premiums that endanger Americans' access to quality medical care.
- Lincoln Chafee
Let me ask you: Should only children of the wealthy have access to quality early education? Should only children of the wealthy have access to a college degree? The answer - the only answer - is: no.
- Lincoln Chafee
President Obama knows that wars are not to be entered into lightly; he knows that overseas conflicts don't only do damage in the land in which they are fought, but in the land of those who fight them, as well.
- Lincoln Chafee
On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president.
- Lincoln Chafee
As a former Republican, I represent a group of Americans who all too often have no one to speak for them. This group doesn't necessarily have a name. We've been called 'moderates,' but that term can be misleading.
- Lincoln Chafee

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