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Jack Abramoff quotes

I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying.

I support myself by public speaking and trying to work on as many appropriate and legitimate ventures as I can.

If you chose to serve in Congress or on a congressional staff, you should be barred for life from working for any company, organization, or association which lobbies the federal government.

Many of my e-mails have been maliciously taken out of context, another effort by those assaulting my career.

One of my personality defects, perhaps, is that I'm rather ADD, and I work on a bunch of things at once.

Having gone through what I went through, watching my family be torn to shreds and my children suffer immensely, I can't be the agent of doing that to someone else. I can't be the agent of causing someone to go to prison.

Human beings are weak.

I don't pay much attention to sports.

I'm trying to avail myself of the various technologies to get the message that Washington needs to be cleaned up, that the system that's in place is not what's beneficial in the country.

If you make the choice to serve the public, public service, then serve the public, not yourself.

In my religion it's actually better to know you're doing wrong and try to improve that wrong than to think philosophically that what you're doing is right and in fact it is wrong.

They realize that spending millions to save billions is just good business.

Well, I think the great tragedy in American politics is what is legal, not what is illegal.

A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, and a libertarian is a conservative who's been indicted.

A senator will come off Capitol Hill and they'll be barred from two years from lobbying in the Senate. So they'll pick the phone up and they'll call their buddy, the senator, their old buddies, and they'll say, 'Listen, I'm here at this law firm now. I can't lobby you, but my new partner, Jack, can lobby you.'

Access is vital in lobbying. If you can't get in your door, you can't make your case.

All I have, really, is my creativity.

All I want is for people not to see me as this cartoon monster.

As a lobbyist, I thought it only natural and right that my clients should reward those members who saved them such substantial sums with generous contributions. This quid pro quo became one of hallmarks of our lobbying efforts.

As a lobbyist, I was completely against term limits, and I know a lot of people are against term limits, and I was one of the leaders, because why? As a lobbyist, once you buy a congressional office, you don't have to re-buy that office in six years, right?