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No one can deny that Senator John McCain was an American hero. He served his country with distinction for over six decades, including five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. But beyond his military service, McCain was also a tireless politician who fought for the causes he believed in. In this quotes compilation of John McCain, we’ll explore his life and career, from his early days as a naval aviator to his time as a United States senator. We’ll also learn about some of the challenges he faced along the way, including overcoming injuries sustained during his time as a POW. So sit back and enjoy learning more about the life of one of America’s most influential political leaders.

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August 29, 1936

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August 25, 2018

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There is no confidence in the Arab world today in the United States of America. — John Mccain

America’s image throughout the world is very bad. — John Mccain

The world is on fire. — John Mccain

For much of my life, the Navy was the only world I knew. It is still the world I know best and love most. — John Mccain

there is no confidence in the arab world today in the united states of america John Mccain quote

America is the greatest force for good in the history of the world. — John Mccain

I have certainly seen my share of the world as it really is and not how I wish it would be. — John Mccain

For Mr. Putin, vacillation invites aggression. His world is a brutish, cynical place, where power is worshiped, weakness is despised, and all rivalries are zero–sum. — John Mccain

Does it make all the difference in the world? No. But there’s a great deal of symbolism associated with whether we’re going to add $24 billion to the debt in unwanted and unnecessary pork–barrel projects. — John Mccain

This is obviously an act of war that has been committed on the united states. referring to the september 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon — John Mccain

america s image throughout the world is very bad John Mccain quote


Sometimes it’s important to watch what the president does rather than what he says. — John Mccain

Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don’t have to be scared of as president of the United States. — John Mccain

I have said many times in the past I don’t choose to be vice president, either Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or vegetarian. — John Mccain

It is because I owe America more than she has ever owed me that I am a candidate for president to the United States. — John Mccain

I am sure that Senator Clinton would make a good President. I have no doubt that Senator Clinton would make a good President. — John Mccain

sometimes it s important to watch what the president does rather than what he says John Mccain quote

I’m not sure, if I were President Clinton, I wouldn’t want to be pardoned for something that I believed that I didn’t do. — John Mccain

Inexperience because of (President Barack) Obama’s inexperience.Look that would be one of the challenges. — John Mccain

I thInk we should not restraIn the presIdent of the unIted states. — John Mccain

Arizona may be the only state in America where mothers don’t tell their children that someday, they can grow up and be president of the United States. — John Mccain

We were pleased to hear the President state his firm commitment that he will do whatever is necessary to accomplish this important goal. — John Mccain

i think we should not restrain the president of the united states John Mccain quote

I think it’s important for the president of the United States to be aware of the intelligence information that we have. — John Mccain

I asked that I not be considered for vice president of the United States. — John Mccain

I thought I’d be president of the United States. — John Mccain

I am confident, with the leadership and the backing of the American people, President Obama will turn this country around. — John Mccain

So we have now two sanctioned cronies of (russian president) vladimir putin who are getting x millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money. — John Mccain

i asked that i not be considered for vice president of the united states John Mccain quote

I want to tell the vice president and everybody else that when I’m president there will be a controlling legal authority. — John Mccain

I’ve always given presidents the benefit of the doubt on their nominees. — John Mccain

The question is not whether you would like to be president or not. The question is: Do you think you can win and do you want to run? And none of those are clear to me. — John Mccain

If we want to constrain the president’s actions, we have the power of the purse, the constitution says the president of the united states is the commander in chief. — John Mccain

The role of the vice president is to break ties in the Senate and inquire daily into the health of the president. — John Mccain

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Now that we have the line–item veto there is no excuse for Congress to put pork in and no reason for the president not to line–item veto it out. — John Mccain

It is up to president trump to hold putin accountable for his actions during the meeting in helsinki. — John Mccain

I am not presIdent bush. — John Mccain


We must be true to ourselves. And we must be true to others, whether they believe we are or not. — John Mccain

I do believe my view has evolved. — John Mccain

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Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise–not our political opponents, and certainly not a disingenuous filmmaker, who would have us believe. — John Mccain

I believe in prayer. I pray every night. — John Mccain

On the issue of the gay marriage, I believe if people want to have private ceremonies, that’s fine. I do not believe that gay marriages should be legal. — John Mccain

Personally, I liked Admiral Kelso very much. I believe that he served his country with distinction. — John Mccain

I can’t believe a guy that handsome wouldn’t have some impact. — John Mccain

i believe in prayer i pray every night John Mccain quote

I believe strongly that we should have nominees to the United States Supreme Court based on their qualifications rather than any litmus test. — John Mccain

I guess my view is I believe less governance is best governance and that government should not do what the free enterprise and private enterprise and indidividual entrepreneurship and the states can do. — John Mccain

I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also. — John Mccain

I believe that Congress will and must act before then to renew its objections to multiple and discriminatory taxes on the Internet, as well as to taxes that inhibit Internet access. — John Mccain

I know that victims of torture will offer intentionally misleading information if they think their captors will believe it. — John Mccain

There are 11 million people living in the shadows. I believe they deserve to come out of the shadows. The children who are brought here when they were children, they deserve that kind of consideration as well. — John Mccain

I strongly support the Second Amendment and I believe the Second Amendment ought to be preserved–which means no gun control. — John Mccain

There’s two ways of working in Washington, … One is to go along and get along. The other is to stand up for what you believe in. — John Mccain

I am a Republican. I’m loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of fiscal discipline. — John Mccain

The white house is convinced They can get better results by addressing those issues in private, one–on–one. we have to stand up for what we believe in. — John Mccain


We make the future better than the past. We don’t hide from history. We make history. — John Mccain

It seems to me that President Carter has earned his place as if not the worst president in history, the worst president of the 20th Century. — John Mccain

We are the makers of history, not its victims. — John Heilemann

I don’t have a complaint. Not one. It’s been quite a ride. … I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times. — John Mccain

It’s a matter of fact that Senator Obama has spent more money on negative ads than any political campaign in history. — John Mccain

we make the future better than the past we don t hide from history we make history John Mccain quote

Reducing military presence has never in history won a war. — John Mccain

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Johnson’s imprisonment forced him into the shadows of bigotry and prejudice, and continues to stand as a shameful stain on our nation’s history. — John Mccain


We are Americans first, Americans last, and Americans always. — John Mccain

I disagree with what the majority of the American people want. — John Mccain

Such inflammatory rhetoric has no place in this body and serves no purpose other than to further divide us, i think he owes this body, ms. lynch and all americans an apology. — John Mccain

we are americans first americans last and americans always John Mccain quote

When less than 1 percent of americans are volunteering to join the military, we should welcome all those who are willing and able to serve our country. — John Mccain

I’m sick and tired–and the American people are sick and tired–of the pork barrel spending. — John Mccain

We are Americans first, Americans last, Americans always… Let us argue our differences. But remember we are not enemies, but comrades in a war against a real enemy… — John Mccain

Americans Never Quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We Make History.–John McCain — John Mccain

Americans want jobs. They want affordable health insurance. They want an education. — John Mccain

i disagree with what the majority of the american people want John Mccain quote

I think the American people should know there’s already strong influences toward another deployment of American troops in an open–ended commitment. — John Mccain

Americans want to win; bin Laden thinks he’s winning now. — John Mccain

What is good for my country is good for my party, Should my party abandon this principle, the American people will abandon us. — John Mccain

Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We’re Americans. We’re Americans, and we’ll never surrender. They will. — John Mccain

We know that Medicare’s going broke in seven years, but we need to start over. That’s what the American people want us to do. — John Mccain

i m sick and tired and the american people are sick and tired of the pork barrel spending John Mccain quote

Despite our differences, much more unites us than divides us. We are fellow Americans, and that’s an association that means more to me than any other. — John Mccain

Americans have gotten to know Sarah Palin. They know that she’s a role model to women and other–and reformers all over America. She’s a reformer. — John Mccain

Americans and Europeans share a common goal–to build an enduring peace based on freedom. — John Mccain

I don’t know a politician who enjoys fundraising. The system is such that the American people have lost faith. — John Mccain

No one can plausibly argue that ridding the world of Saddam Hussein will not significantly improve the stability of the region and the security of American interests and values. — John Mccain

We ought to pay down the national debt, … The American people are tired of people who make promises about cutting taxes that they cannot keep. — John Mccain

The american people didn’t give us The majority to have a fight between house and senate republicans. — John Mccain

I think after 9/11 we made a mistake. I think after 9/11, instead of telling Americans to take a trip or go shopping, I think we had an opportunity to call Americans to serve. — John Mccain

I belIeve thIs legIslatIon, though far from perfect, would enhance amerIcan competItIveness, boost the economy, and provIde long–overdue tax relIef for mIddle–class famIlIes. — John Mccain


I just think that we ought to protect the Social Security fund. — John Mccain

i just think that we ought to protect the social security fund John Mccain quote

We need to fund the department of homeland security, We cannot shut down the department of homeland security. — John Mccain

The record is very clear that [paul] does not have an understanding of The needs or The threats of united states national security. — John Mccain

Chris had asked the state department for more security for the benghazi mission [before the attack], but it had been denied. — John Mccain

There are ways we can address what the president, did [which] was unconstitutional, but it’s not through shutting down the department of homeland security. — John Mccain

Senator paul is the worst possible candidate of the 20 or so that are running on the most important issue, which is national security. — John Mccain

If you confirm me, my watchwords will be solvency and security in providing for the protection of our people and the survivalof our freedoms. — John Mccain

As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I am confronted every day with the security concerns and threats to our own nation’s safety, as well as threats to the rest of the world. — John Mccain

On Putin’s order, Russian security services try to destabilize NATO allies the U.S. has sworn to defend. — John Mccain

Two weeks from today i will take the oath of office and america’s safety and security will be my number one priority. — John Mccain

This amendment provides greater assurances that never again will the united states follow that dark path of sacrificing our values for our short–term security needs. — John Mccain

When you run ads saying you are going to save social security, my friend, that’s all hat and no cattle. — John Mccain

Our nation has both an obligation and self–interest in facing head–on the serious environmental, economic and national security threat posed by global warming. — John Mccain

I think that Joe Biden is qualified in many respects. But I do point out that he’s been wrong on many foreign policy and national security issues, which is supposed to be his strength. — John Mccain


Their military is good, a lot of it has to do with our support. — John Mccain

I’m going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated. — John Mccain

their military is good a lot of it has to do with our support John Mccain quote

We cannot have a separate group of people that are military and a separate civilian society. Otherwise, it’s dangerous to democracy. — John Mccain

I understand the sensitivity of issues regarding women in the military. — John Mccain

Men and women serving in the military deserve better than what they’re giving–what we’re giving them. They don’t know what they’re going to be doing tomorrow. — John Mccain

America has the strongest, best–trained, best–led military force in the world, and we have failed them. Our military today is struggling in virtually every category that measures preparedness. — John Mccain

JOHN MCCAIN Quotes Take Away

John McCain was an American hero and a great leader. He will be remembered for his strength, patriotism, and dedication to service. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of Americans. We are honored to have known him and proud to carry on his legacy. In honor of John McCain, check out our courses on leadership and patriotism. You can find these courses and more at the Learning Library.


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