Paul Wellstone

Paul David Wellstone (1944–2002), Democratic Senator from Minnesota
Found 18 thoughts of Paul Wellstone

I don't think politics has anything to do with left, right, or center. It has to do with trying to do right by people.

Paul Wellstone

The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better.

Paul Wellstone

Our aims in political activism are not, and should not be, to create a perfect utopia.

Paul Wellstone

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.

Paul Wellstone

Politics is not about money.

Paul Wellstone

Politics is not about power.

Paul Wellstone

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.

Paul Wellstone

Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision.

Paul Wellstone

Politics isn't about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives.

Paul Wellstone

If we don't fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don't really stand for them.

Paul Wellstone

Above and beyond the question of how to grow the economy there is a legitimate concern about how to grow the quality of our lives.

Paul Wellstone

I'm short, I'm Jewish and I'm a liberal.

Paul Wellstone

The people of this country, not special interest big money, should be the source of all political power.

Paul Wellstone

The only way to change is to vote. People are responsible.

Paul Wellstone

Politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine.

Paul Wellstone

I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis. People said that wasn't stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right.

Paul Wellstone

Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.

Paul Wellstone

There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.

Paul Wellstone