Richard J. Daley

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Born Thursday 15 May 1902, died Monday 20 December 1976

Occupation: Politician

Nationality: American

I'm not the last of the old bosses. I'm the first of the new leaders.

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We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievment.

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A newspaper is the lowest thing there is.

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The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County is not something that just happened.

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No poll can equal the day-to-day visits of the men and women of the Democratic Party.

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We all like to hear a man speak out on his convictions and principles. But at the same time, you must understand that when you're running on a ticket, you're running with a team.

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Don't worry if they're Democrats or Republicans. Give them service and they'll become Democrats.

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The Democratic Party is the party that opened its arms. We opened them to every nationality, every creed. We opened them to the immigrants. The Democratic Party is the party of the people.

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We as Democrats have no apologies to make to anyone.

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Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?

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Even the Lord had skeptical members of His party.

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Power is dangerous unless you have humility.

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Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing attention on the problems of our society.

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Good government is good politics.

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What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people?

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We are proud to have with us the poet lariat of Chicago.

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They have vilified me, they have crucified me; yes, they have even criticized me.

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The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder.

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We have to face it: in America today the way to have fun and celebrate is to break a store window and take something. That's the way it is, today in America, and we have to accept it.

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The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder.

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