Quotations by Dick Murphy

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Born: Wednesday, December 16, 1942
Profession: Politician
Nationality: American

At least I make decisions based on what I think is right, not who my friends might be.
- Dick Murphy
(Keywords: Decisions, Friends, Right)

I don't think that politics attracts the best and the brightest of America. It doesn't attract the most sincere people.
- Dick Murphy
(Keywords: Politics, People, America)

I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections, you are never going to remove the power of wealthy interests over elected officials.
- Dick Murphy
(Keywords: Power, Elections, Public)

I'm not going to rule out running for a second term. But, I think you have to be psychologically prepared to walk away from the job after four years. It's the only way that you cannot be influenced by those special interests.
- Dick Murphy
(Keywords: Job, Running, Years)

My belief is the majority of people in politics are just interested in pursuing this career in politics, and doing what's necessary to get themselves re-elected. And if that happens to coincide with the public good, great. But if it doesn't, the public good loses out.
- Dick Murphy
(Keywords: Politics, People, Belief, Career, Majority, Public)

You have the biggest impact on controlling, on affecting local lives as mayor. It's so much more important than being a state legislator.
- Dick Murphy
(Keywords: Being, State)

Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God. Your second is to your family. And your third is to your community. And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life.
- Dick Murphy
(Keywords: Life, Family, God, Community, First, Obligation)

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