Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life, by John McCain with Mark Salter
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Click here for 14 full quotes from John McCain in the book Why Courage Matters.
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Fear did not restrain Dr. King to resist repression.
John Lewis was as courageous as anyone could ever hope to be.
Suu Kyi and the people of Burma will rule themselves someday.
We don't have as much to fear as we had in the past.
Those who gave their lives deserve to be remembered.
Principles & Values|
Courage is the capacity for action despite our fears.
Humility from surviving veterans is remarkable.
Just government is derived from the consent of the governed.
We need moral courage to be honest all the time.
Do the thing you think you cannot do.
The allure of pride affects adults like it affects children.
We are indebted to those who shed blood for us.
It's love that makes courage necessary.
War & Peace|
The cause of the Iraqi war was just.
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The above quotations are from Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life, by John McCain with Mark Salter.
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- Hard Call, by John McCain & Mark Salter
- Man of the People, by Paul Alexander
- Worth the Fighting for: A Memoir, by John McCain
- John McCain: An American Odyssey, by Robert Timberg
- An Essay in Military and Political History, by John Karaagac
- Why Courage Matters, by John McCain
- Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir, by John McCain
- Bill Bradley & McCain discuss Campaign Finance Reform
- McCain: The Myth of a Maverick, by Matt Welch
- 1999-2000 Republican Primary debates:
GOP debate in Los Angeles, CA
(McCain's last debate)
|Bush on Bob Jones; McCain on "Iron Triangle";
Keyes on "Why I'm Here"
|March 2, 2000|
GOP Debate on the Larry King Show (without Bauer & Forbes)
||McCain on Bob Jones University's inter-racial dating ban: "Idiotic and cruel"
||Feb. 15, 2000|
Republican debate in Manchester, NH (without Hatch)
||Keyes & McCain: "Family conference" on abortion?
||Jan. 26, 2000|
Republican debate in Johnston, Iowa
||On Ten Commandments in schools;|
and on Family Farms
|Jan. 16, 2000|
Republican debate at Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI
||Bush: "I'm a tax-cutting person"|
Others on AIDS in Africa
|Jan. 10, 2000|
Republican debate in West Columbia, South Carolina
||On exporting US farm products;|
and on a tax-free Internet
|Jan. 7, 2000|
Republican debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham
||Bush:"Jesus is how I live my life"|
Others on gays in the military
|Jan. 6, 2000|
Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa
||On ethanol subsidies & HMO review
||Dec. 13, 1999|
Republican debate in Phoenix, Arizona
||Keyes: Campaign finance is "incumbency protection"; Others on China in WTO
||Dec. 7, 1999|
Republican debate in New Hampshire (with Bush)
||Bauer: "I canít imagine a senior citizen fearing my plan"; and others on Social Security
||Dec. 3, 1999|
Republican debate at Dartmouth University (without Bush)
||McCain:"Just say no" to drugs;|
Bauer:"Say no" to bureaucrats
|Oct. 29, 1999|