"Broken things are powerful."Things about to break are stronger still.The last shot from the brittle bow is truest.
"Courage After Sixty"
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.Eugene McCarthy
Have you ever tried to split sawdust?Eugene McCarthy
The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts.Eugene McCarthy
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.Eugene McCarthy
There is only one thing to do — take it to the country!Eugene McCarthy
We do not need presidents who are bigger than the country, but rather ones who speak for it and support it.Eugene McCarthy
I'm kind of an accidental instrument, really, through which I hope that the judgment and the will of this nation can be expressed.Eugene McCarthy
The maple tree that nightWithout a wind or rainLet go its leavesBecause its time had come.Eugene McCarthy
Brief biography at The Center for International EducationEugene McCarthy