My father was a factory worker, and we were really poor. But everything I earned peddling papers and working in stores, he made me put aside for education.
Nothing is as sad as seeing a person who used to have power have none.
I loved every day I was in politics. But I got out at the right time. I never miss it.
You should not do an autobiography if you want to tell the truth. There are a lot of things I know about people. If I can’t say something good about a person, I don’t want to say anything. And since I don’t want to say anything bad, I won’t write a book.
Abe Ribicoff believes in that American dream. I believe it from the bottom of my heart, and your sons and daughters, too, can have the American dream come true.
I’ve been around the track a lot. I’ve had the best of the years, and I don’t want a single year back.