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“To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“Our message will be that we’re going to make federal government buildings a model – an energy-efficient model – and also start matching grants for cities and counties so that they can also do the same with their government buildings.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“I’m a very big believer in collaboration and teamwork.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“I’m hopeful that the energy efficiency and public buildings bill will have their endorsement.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“President Bush in his inaugural address talked about bringing freedom to countries that don’t have it. He didn’t specify how.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“I would not run for president. I really like what I’m doing now. People say I’m giving them energy and hope.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“Since 1980, we’ve used reconciliation 22 times, and out of those times, Republicans used it 16 times. So, earth to my Republican friends, you can have your option but you cannot change these facts. They’re in the Congressional Record”

 

Barbara Boxer

“The combined efforts of millions of concerned citizens could do wonders to help the impoverished. The American people are ready for action!”

 

Barbara Boxer

“If you want to be a leader, it doesn’t mean that you have to have an opinion on everything. But if you do have an opinion and it is clear and you feel strongly about it, then you should say it.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“The Saudi government’s denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong, it hurts Saudi Arabia’s economic development, modernization and prosperity.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“I know from my constituency what is going on. Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers, ‘Please don’t write down that my child as asthma. Please lie and say it’s bronchitis, because if you write down asthma, when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance, it will be a pre-existing condition.'”

 

Barbara Boxer

“Iraq was a war of choice, not necessity.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“Americans have long recognized the need to protect our public lands and their vast resources”

 

Barbara Boxer

“Some people play golf. Some are artists, Some jog. I like to write.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“There are many faces to war. There is the face of courage, of bravery, of fellowship.There is the face of fear. Above all, there is love of country.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation. And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we can help bring democracy to every corner of the world.”

 

Barbara Boxer

“The White House has embarked on a mission to convince the people of our country that Social Security is in dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers”

 

Barbara Boxer

“What they [Jim deMint and the oil lobby] do care about is the precedent. If they open up ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), they’ll think they can do anything to the environment – anything at all. Drilling in Yosemite? In the Grand Canyon? What’s next?”

 

Barbara Boxer

“We have to be realistic about what we can achieve in Afghanistan. The notion that the United States can build a Western-style democracy there is a myth”

 

Barbara Boxer