American credibility in the war on terrorism depends on a strong stand against all terrorist acts whether committed by foe or friend.

If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives including mine.

Arlen Specter War Quotes

My father was an immigrant who literally walked across Europe to get out of Russia. He fought in World War I. He was wounded in action. My father was a great success even though he never had money. He was a very determined man a great role model.

Arlen Specter Success Quote

Americans’ addiction to sports with the NFL at the top is based on the excitement generated by the potential for the unexpected great play which can only happen with honest competition from great athletes.

Arlen Specter Sports Quote

But one way or another judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.

There is no higher value in our society than integrity.

Arlen Specter Society Quotes

My mother Lillie Specter was an angel and totally uninterested in politics.

Pennsylvania is a very tough state people don’t last long in Pennsylvania politics.

Arlen Specter Politics Quotes

Big money is ruining the political system.

Arlen Specter Money Quote

The best way to reduce the cost of medical care is to reduce the illness.

Arlen Specter Medical Quote

If you are going to have to play defense all the time you cannot have the kind of ingenuity assertiveness independence and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.

Arlen Specter Intelligence Quote

It’s inspirational to see someone who is dying smile.

Arlen Specter Inspirational Quote

I am opposed to anybody making a decision for you or me or anybody else about what health care plan we should have.

There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset.

Arlen Specter Health Quotes