31+ Dick Cheney Quotes From The Former U.S. Vice President

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Dick Cheney is a former Vice President of the United States, he held this role during George W Bush's presidency.

Vice President Cheney is considered among the most powerful politicians in the history of the White House. Though unpopular amongst many politicians, he is known for having held a number of high-profile roles like Secretary of Defense and Chief of Staff.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dick Cheney is a former Yale and University of Wyoming graduate with a BA and MA in Political Science. His political opinions were wide-ranging and varied, resulting in a number of Dick Cheney quotes on Iraq, quotes on the Gulf War, quotes about America, and more. So much can be learned from former Vice President Dick Cheney's quotes about world peace, attacks, policy, power, war, and more. Check the list below for lots of the former Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney quotes.

For more quotes from powerful American figures, check out these Spiro Agnew quotes and [Henry Wallace quotes] too.

Famous Dick Cheney Quotes

These quotes by the United States' former Vice President are well known amongst politicians and others around the world.

1. "From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world."

- Dick Cheney.

2. "The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected."

- Dick Cheney.

3. "I think the decision that's been made with respect to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a good one."

- Dick Cheney.

4. "I've been criticized because I've had the temerity to speak out and done a couple of interviews since I left office. I don't find anything surprising about that."

- Dick Cheney.

5. "I think freedom means freedom for everybody."

- Dick Cheney.

6. "Principle is okay up to a certain point, but the principle doesn't do any good if you lose."

- Dick Cheney.

7. "A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues."

- Dick Cheney.

8. "I think it's fair to say you can't predict a straight line to victory. You know, there'll be good days and bad days along the way."

- Dick Cheney.

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Dick Cheney Famous Quotes About War And Defense

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9. "Two days ahead of schedule, the world witnessed the arrival of a free and sovereign Iraq."

- Dick Cheney.

10. "I can't think of a time when we've had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian."

- Dick Cheney.

11. "I'm not apologetic with respect to the policies of the Bush administration. I think we basically got it right."

- Dick Cheney.

12. "We must be prepared to face our responsibilities and be willing to use force if necessary."

- Dick Cheney.

13. "If we’re successful in Iraq if we can stand up a good representative government in Iraq... now we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years..."

- Dick Cheney.

14. "The bottom line is that we've had enormous successes and we will continue to have enormous successes."

- Dick Cheney.

15. "Under our plan, you can build wealth, even if you don't have a dollar to spare."

- Dick Cheney.

16. "If the Democratic policies had been pursued over the last two or three years... we would not have had the kind of job growth we've had."

- Dick Cheney.

17. "My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators."

- Dick Cheney.

18. "The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States."

- Dick Cheney.

19. "We've had experiences where the president's been shot, but never had a situation where the vice president shot somebody."

- Dick Cheney.

20. "We are, as a matter of empirical fact and undeniable history, the greatest force for good the world has ever known."

- Dick Cheney.

21. "We were trying to get all of the planes down out of the sky."

- Dick Cheney.

22. "I worked for George Bush. I'm proud to have worked for him. I think that a lot of the most controversial things we did, that people didn't like and - and criticized us for, things like the terror surveillance program or the enhanced interrogation techniques, were things that allowed us to save lives."

- Dick Cheney.

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23. "We have to make America the best place in the world to do business."

- Dick Cheney.

24. "I learned early on that if you don't want your memos to get you in trouble someday, just don't write any."

- Dick Cheney.

25. "You've got a job to do, and because you've got a job to do, you've got to focus on that, so you don't have time for personal considerations."

- Dick Cheney.

26. "Remember, success for a politician is 50% plus one. You don't have to have everybody on board."

- Dick Cheney.

27. "No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it."

- Dick Cheney.

28. "Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy."

- Dick Cheney.

29. "In terms of asking questions, I plead guilty. I ask a hell of a lot of questions. That's my job."

- Dick Cheney.

Famous Dick Cheney Quotes About Life

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30. "I've been extraordinarily fortunate that I've been able to go live a very active, stressful life. And I don't believe that my heart disease changed me for the worst."

- Dick Cheney.

31. "I want to avoid personal attacks... I promise not to make fun of your singing."

- Dick Cheney.

32. "You cannot be driven by the polls. The polls change all the time; they're easily manipulated by whoever wants to ask those poll questions; they go up; they go down."

- Dick Cheney.

33. "I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I'd see."

- Dick Cheney.

34. "I think I was able to survive five heart attacks because I never postponed going to the hospital when something didn't feel right."

- Dick Cheney.

35. "This is an existential conflict. It is the kind of conflict that's going to drive our policy and our government for the next 20 or 30 or 40 years. We have to prevail and we have to have the stomach for the fight long term."

- Dick Cheney.

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