- As you know, in the body in which I now serve, we usually leave for two reasons, both by way of the box — coffin or ballot.
- On the United States Senate, cited in Foreign Service Journal, Vol. 40 (1963), p. 66.
- Translate ideas into actions and help people.
- Seven-word definition of his job as a Senator, cited in An Uncommon Man
- It's very simple. You see, I always let the other fellow have my way.
- Cited in Livingston Biddle, Our Government and the Arts: A Perspective from the Inside (1988), p. 54.