” You better take advantage of the good cigars. You don’t get much else in that job. “


” A good lesson in keeping your perspective is: Take your job seriously but don’t take yourself seriously. “


” You can’t assume anything in politics. That’s why every Saturday I walk around my district. I talk to the longshoremen in Charlestown. I listen to the people in East Boston and their concern on the airport noise. I walk down to the Star Market in Porter Square, and people tell me about meat prices. “


” You can teach an old dog new tricks, and this old dog wants to learn. “


” Anyone who comes into your office with an idea, and it may be the silliest idea in the world, listen to them and never ridicule them. “


” Ninety-nine percent of the time, if you’re straight with the press, they’ll be straight with you. “


” To this day, I can’t understand why the closest man to Jimmy Carter, the key staff guy at the White House, didn’t even join us at the White House breakfast meetings where we discussed upcoming legislation with the president. This was unprecedented. People used to say that Jordan was the most brilliant guy around, but you couldn’t prove it by me. “



All 7 Thomas P. O’Neill Quotes about You in picture


You better take advantage of the good cigars. You don
A good lesson in keeping your perspective is: Take your job seriously but don


You can
You can teach an old dog new tricks, and this old dog wants to learn.
Anyone who comes into your office with an idea, and it may be the silliest idea in the world, listen to them and never ridicule them.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, if you
To this day, I can
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