George Aiken, fully George David Aiken

George
Aiken, fully George David Aiken
1892
1984

American Politician, Governor of Vermont, U.S. Senator, at the time of his retirement, Aiken was the most senior member of the Senate

Author Quotes

We cannot go back to the days when we graded apples by the number of wormholes, picked potato bugs by hand, and milked by hand in the lantern light.

People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way.

As one who has often felt this need, and who has found refreshment in wild places, I attest to the recreational value of wilderness.

The best policy is to declare victory and leave.

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.

Today the Republican Party attracts neither the farmer nor the industrial worker. Why not? To represent the people one must know them. Lincoln did. The Republican Party leadership does not. The greatest praise I can give Lincoln on this his anniversary is to say he would be ashamed of his party's leadership today.

Education is to get where you can start to learn.

Author Picture
First Name
George
Last Name
Aiken, fully George David Aiken
Birth Date
1892
Death Date
1984
Bio

American Politician, Governor of Vermont, U.S. Senator, at the time of his retirement, Aiken was the most senior member of the Senate