Quotes by Jack Kemp

Democracy without morality is impossible.
– Jack Kemp
Every time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board, on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy, revenues went up, not down.
– Jack Kemp
Republicans many times can't get the words 'equality of opportunity' out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way.
– Jack Kemp
There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.
– Jack Kemp
When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities.
– Jack Kemp
With the end of the cold war, all the 'isms' of the 20th century - Fascism, Nazism, Communism and the evil of apartheid-ism - have failed. Except one. Only democracy has shown itself true the help of all mankind.
– Jack Kemp
To Republicans, I humbly suggest that we make it possible for Democrats to give up their quest for redistribution of income and wealth by our acceptance of an appropriate role for government in financing those public goods and services necessary to secure a social safety net below which no American would be allowed to fall.
– Jack Kemp
There are no limits to our future if we don't put limits on our people.
– Jack Kemp
There are a lot of grotesqueries in politics, not the least of which is the fund-raising side.
– Jack Kemp
The zeitgeist is for cutting spending and balancing the budget. But I do not want the Republican Party to be perceived as putting the budget ahead of people, jobs and education.
– Jack Kemp
The only thing I can do is tell the truth as I see it and let the chips fall where they may.
– Jack Kemp
Pro football gave me a good sense of perspective to enter politics: I'd already been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded and hung in effigy.
– Jack Kemp
Our goals for this nation must be nothing less than to double the size of our economy and bring prosperity and jobs, ownership and equality of opportunity to all Americans, especially those living in our nation's pockets of poverty.
– Jack Kemp
My passion for ideas is not matched with a passion for partisan or electoral politics.
– Jack Kemp
Just as the left has to be more willing to question 'Government knows best,' the right has to rethink its laissez-faire attitude toward government.
– Jack Kemp
I learned about the market's power when I was traded to the Buffalo Bills for $100.
– Jack Kemp
I can't understand why the Democratic parties seem so hostile to economic growth and business.
– Jack Kemp
Councils of war breed timidity and defeatism.
– Jack Kemp
American society as a whole can never achieve the outer-reaches of potential, so long as it tolerates the inner cities of despair.
– Jack Kemp