Quotations by Dick Murphy
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Born: Wednesday, December 16, 1942
At least I make decisions based on what I think is right, not who my friends might be.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Keywords: Life, Family, God, Community, First, Obligation)