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Dan Quayle Quotes

Some classic mistakes from Dan Quayle:

It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the
impurities in our air and water that are doing it.

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. I
mean in this century’s history. But we all lived in this
century. I didn’t live in this century.

If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure.

Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a
challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we’re
going forward to tomorrow or whether we’re going to go past to
the–to the back!

What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is
being very wasteful. How true that is.

Classic–Add one little bit on the end… Think of “potatoe”,
how’s it spelled? You’re right phonetically, but what else…?
There ya go… all right!

Doing for people what they can and ought to…

Doing for people what they can and ought to do for themselves is
a dangerous
experiment. In the last analysis the welfare of the workers
depends on their
own private initiative.

– Samuel Gompers, 1915
President, American Federation of Labor
1886 – 1924

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or…

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is
being very wasteful. How true that is.”

– Former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle at a fundraising event for
the United Negro College Fund. He was attempting to quote the line
“a mind is a terrible thing to waste”