Jeane Kirkpatrick Quotes

Democrats can’t get elected unless things get worse, and things won’t get worse unless they get elected. Jeane Kirkpatrick

Truth, which is important to a scholar, has got to be concrete. And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies, burps and bottles, frogs and mud. Jeane Kirkpatrick

I was a woman in a man’s world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot. People projected around me. Jeane Kirkpatrick

When the Syrian ambassador acted up, what I really felt like saying to him was, ‘Go to your room!’ Jeane Kirkpatrick

Look, I don’t even agree with myself at times. Jeane Kirkpatrick

A government is not legitimate merely because it exists. Jeane Kirkpatrick

Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world’s policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world’s midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war. Jeane Kirkpatrick