65 Harry Reid Quotes On Success In Life

These Harry Reid quotes will inspire you. Harry Mason Reid is an American retired lawyer and politician who served as the United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Harry Reid quotes, Harry Reid sayings, and Harry Reid proverbs.

Best Harry Reid Quotes

  1. “It’s been obvious that [Republicans]’re doing everything they can to make [Obama] fail. And I hope, I hope – and I say this seriously – I hope that’s based on substance and not the fact that he’s African-American.” ~ Harry Reid
  2. “Seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world.” ~ Harry Reid
  3. “Obama a ‘light-skinned’ African-American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” ~ Harry Reid
  4. “Republicans cannot be trusted to end the culture of corruption.” ~ Harry Reid

  5. “We in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest member.” ~ Harry Reid
  6. “We must stop the Tea Party before the United States Senate falls into the hands of extremists and ideologues who leave no room for reason or compromise, who dont recognize common ground even when theyre standing on it.” ~ Harry Reid
  7. “You know with a bully you cannot let them slap you around, because they slap you around today, they slap you five or six times tomorrow. We are not going to be bullied.” ~ Harry Reid
  8. “Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It’s global warming. It’s ruining our country. It’s ruining our world.” ~ Harry Reid

  9. “I hopes the candidate [Donald Trump] is given fake intelligence briefings … because you can’t trust him.” ~ Harry Reid
  10. “I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values – even if they rarely talked about them.” ~ Harry Reid
  11. “Unemployment insurance was meant to be a bridge for temporary spells of unemployment. The bad news is all the evidence is that the longer you have unemployment insurance, the longer people stay out of work, their skills erode. The job they ultimately get pays less. And that’s not to their benefit.” ~ Harry Reid
  12. “How are my ribs? They’re so meaningless it’s hard to believe.” ~ Harry Reid

  13. “We all know if we change the bill, it’s gone.” ~ Harry Reid
  14. “The threat to change Senate rules is a raw abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our founding fathers put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of government.” ~ Harry Reid
  15. “My staff tells me not to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway. In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it’s true.” ~ Harry Reid
  16. “Legislation is the art of compromise.” ~ Harry Reid

  17. “He [Mitt Romney] didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain, but obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?” ~ Harry Reid
  18. “Simply put, music can heal people.” ~ Harry Reid
  19. “If you’re over age 50, the internet is something you’re just learning about.” ~ Harry Reid
  20. “Cut, Cap and Balance is worst legislation in history.” ~ Harry Reid

  21. “I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and – you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows – (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday.” ~ Harry Reid
  22. “This nation has been through hard times. But those hard times have hardened our resolve. Im ready to do the difficult work ahead. But I want to do that work with Barack Obama, and not a Tea Party ideologue. We can move America forward, but we can only do it together.” ~ Harry Reid
  23. “We would be somewhat foolish to work out something on stopping us from going over the cliff and then a month or six weeks later Republicans pull the same game they did before and say, ‘We’re not going to do anything – unless this happens, we’re not going to agree to increasing the debt ceiling.’ I agree with the president, it has to be a package deal.” ~ Harry Reid
  24. “We found ourselves in a hole that I didn’t dig, but I have dug, dug and dug to try to get out of that hole.” ~ Harry Reid

  25. “This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours.” ~ Harry Reid
  26. “The cold war was the longest war in United States history. Because of the nuclear capabilities of our enemy it was the most dangerous conflict our country ever faced. Those that won this war did so in obscurity. Those that gave their lives in the cold war have never been properly honored.” ~ Harry Reid
  27. “We can move America forward with a strong middle class. We can move America forward with a strong Democratic majority in the Senate. And together we can move America forward with Barack Obama in the White House.” ~ Harry Reid
  28. “He [Barack Obama] was light-skinned with no Negro dialect.” ~ Harry Reid

  29. “The best solution would be better strategies for more rapid economic growth and getting people jobs and increases in income. You should simply be clear about matching problems and solutions. If the problem is someone can’t find a job because they don’t have the skills and they need some retraining, extending emergency unemployment isn’t going to solve that. You need the job training programs or the skills bills that come out of the House and are sitting in the Senate.” ~ Harry Reid
  30. “Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.” ~ Harry Reid
  31. “It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That’s what Democrats believe.” ~ Harry Reid
  32. “Men, when they’re out of work, tend to become abusive.” ~ Harry Reid

  33. “There is no more important task in Washington than cleaning up the culture of corruption. Yet the president – whose White House has become the cradle of Republican corruption – is not taking responsibility for the costs of that corruption.” ~ Harry Reid
  34. “Enforcement alone does not work. Unless we address the gap between our immigration laws and reality, illegal immigration will not stop and the situation on the border will continue to be chaotic.” ~ Harry Reid
  35. “People in Nevada know me from the street to the ring to the Senate chambers. I’ve never had to prove my manhood to anyone.” ~ Harry Reid
  36. “They’ve lost their minds.” ~ Harry Reid

  37. “Do you know how I feel about that? I’m sure this is no big surprise… what a mistake. I should never have voted for that, but I accepted what [former Secretary of State] Colin Powell and the others said. But it took me just a matter of a few months to realize it was a bad mistake, and my record speaks for itself. I’ve spoken out against what was going on, not once, not twice, but lots of times. And I’m sorry that I was misled, but I was, and it was a mistake for me to vote for that war.” ~ Harry Reid
  38. “Some said he shouldn’t save Detroit. But President Obama made the tough and right call to save more than a million American jobs in an important, iconic industry.” ~ Harry Reid
  39. “My Republican friends are lamenting reconciliation. But I would recommend for them to go back and look at history.” ~ Harry Reid
  40. “Anarchists have taken over (the GOP).” ~ Harry Reid

  41. “After I became an attorney, the mother of two girls I’d known in high school came to see me. She’d endured years of heinous abuse from her husband that nearly destroyed her. I’d never suspected a thing.” ~ Harry Reid
  42. “So the next thing I assume I’ll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules.” ~ Harry Reid
  43. “We stopped the fighting in 1991 on an agreement that Iraq would take steps to assure the world that it would not engage in further aggression and that it would destroy its weapons of mass destruction. It has refused to take those steps. That refusal constitutes a breach of the armistice which renders it void and justifies resumption of the armed conflict.” ~ Harry Reid
  44. “This war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything.” ~ Harry Reid

  45. “They say you can never step in the same river twice. New water flows in, replacing the old and continually renewing the river. The Senate is the same.” ~ Harry Reid
  46. “The president is now having to deal with a Congress. He’s never had to do that before. The president in the past, he has just done whatever he wanted. He had a big rubberstamp here up on Capitol Hill, whatever he wanted, they stamped OK. That’s not the way it is now.” ~ Harry Reid
  47. “We’re going to hear an earful, but it’s going to be an earful of wonderment and happiness that people waited for for a long time.” ~ Harry Reid
  48. “I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words.” ~ Harry Reid

  49. “I understand that during [Sonia Sotomayor’s] career, she’s written hundreds and hundreds of opinions. I haven’t read a single one of them, and if I’m fortunate before we end this, I won’t have to read one of them.” ~ Harry Reid
  50. “I mean, that is a mop of real hair. He has hair like a 15-year-old … and so, I have to acknowledge I am a little envious of his hair.” ~ Harry Reid
  51. “Some said he couldn’t take on the insurance companies that were ripping us off. But President Obama made the tough and right call to save lives, save Medicare and ensure no one goes broke just because they get sick.” ~ Harry Reid
  52. “They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists.” ~ Harry Reid

  53. “Now remember, we’ve already done more than a billion dollars worth of cuts. We’ve already done that. So we need to get some credit for that.” ~ Harry Reid.
  54. “Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.” ~ Harry Reid
  55. “[Social Security ] is not in crisis at this stage. Leave Social Security alone. We have a lot of other places we can look that is in crisis. But Social Security is not.” ~ Harry Reid
  56. “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.” ~ Harry Reid

  57. “The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.” ~ Harry Reid
  58. “American families cannot compete with billionaires. Our involvement in government should not be dependent on our bank account balances” ~ Harry Reid
  59. “The American people do not like privatization. They are afraid of the debt the president’s willing to do. And they don’t like benefit cuts. And everyone here should understand all 45 Senate Democrats are united. We are not going to let this happen.” ~ Harry Reid
  60. “The man’s father is a wonderful human being. I think this guy is a loser.” ~ Harry Reid

  61. “Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible.” ~ Harry Reid
  62. “I think it would be interesting to know about the Federal Reserve. I think we should audit the Federal Reserve – it’s taxpayer’s money that’s being used there.” ~ Harry Reid
  63. “There is no entity in the world that controls our lives more than the Federal Reserve System” ~ Harry Reid

  64. “As far as I’m concerned there shouldn’t be a single boot on the ground. There’s enough American blood in Iraq that lasts forever.” ~ Harry Reid
  65. “So people have been hurting, and I understand that, and it doesn’t give them comfort or solace for me to tell them, you know, but for me we’d be in a worldwide depression.” ~ Harry Reid

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