Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Thomas E. Dewey, fully Thomas Edmund Dewey

American Attorney, Governor of New York and Candidate for President of the United States

"No man should be in public office who can't make more money in private life."

"If you're not in New York, you're camping out."

"My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes."

"Our problem is within ourselves. We have found the means to blow the world physically apart. Spiritually, we have yet to find the means to put the world's pieces back together again."

"Spiritually, we have yet to find the means to put together the world's broken pieces."

"Ours is an abiding faith in the cause of human freedom. We know it is God's cause."

"That's why it's time for a change!"

"We need not be afraid of the future, for the future will be in our own hands. We shall need courage, energy and determination, but above all, we shall need faith-faith in ourselves, in our communities and in our country."

"When you're leading, don't talk."

"The law is bigger than money - but only if the law works hard enough."

"Things that are bad for business are bad for people who work for business."

"You can't shoot an idea."