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Letter "S" » Sam Ervin Quotes
«I've always been worried about people who are willing to work for nothing. Sometimes that's all you get from them, nothing.»
«If the many allegations made to this date are true, then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were, in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.»
Author: Sam Ervin
, Democratic National
, in effect
, The Watergate
«There is nothing in the Constitution that authorizes or makes it the official duty of a president to have anything to do with criminal activities.»
«Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.»
«I'm not going to let anybody come down at night like Nicodemus and whisper something in my ear that no one else can hear. That is not executive privilege; it is poppycock.»
«The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.»
«Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?»
«I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate.»
«I'll have you understand I am running this court, and the law hasn't got a damn thing to do with it!»