Al Gore quotes

Born
March 31, 1948, Washington D.C. U.S.

Occupation
Politician, environmentalist.

Albert ArnoldAlGore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He was Clinton’s running mate in their successful campaign in 1992, and was re-elected in 1996.

I have always been fascinated with those who try to look over the horizon and see things that are coming at us.
– Al Gore
A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
– Al Gore
As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy.
– Al Gore
Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally.
– Al Gore
Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it’s a challenge to the moral imagination.
– Al Gore
If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.
– Al Gore
A zebra does not change its spots.
– Al Gore
Population growth is straining the Earth’s resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic power and safeguarding their reproductive rights.
– Al Gore
CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally… Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past.
– Al Gore
I am Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States of America.
– Al Gore
I wrote newspaper articles professionally for seven years, and I love newspapers.
– Al Gore
I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again.
– Al Gore
We need to remake the Democratic party. We need to remake America.
– Al Gore
A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government.
– Al Gore
I think that more diversity is a good thing, and fresh points of view articulated by people who are committed to excellence in journalism is a beneficial change in the American media landscape.
– Al Gore
I see myself in the mold of Rin Tin Tin. It didn’t go to his head either.
– Al Gore
Surveillance technologies now available – including the monitoring of virtually all digital information – have advanced to the point where much of the essential apparatus of a police state is already in place.
– Al Gore
We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.
– Al Gore
Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.
– Al Gore
There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future.
– Al Gore
I did very extensive diligence on Al Jazeera English, the network from which Al Jazeera America is going to be derived, and it’s really very clear that they have long since established a reputation for excellence and integrity and objectivity.
– Al Gore
The Bush administration works closely with a network of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for ‘undermining support for our troops.’
– Al Gore
The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I’d been up all night inventing the Camcorder.
– Al Gore
Consider a clock thermostat, and set it so that you’re not using energy when you don’t need it, when you’re out of your house.
– Al Gore
If the only tool we use to analyse what’s valuable is a price tag, then those things that don’t have price tags begin to look like they have no value.
– Al Gore
The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it’s mentioned.
– Al Gore
There’s lots about politics I don’t feel comfortable with. To talk about the politics of future ideas is impossible in soundbite form.
– Al Gore
I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.
– Al Gore
The entire North Polar ice cap is disappearing before our very eyes. It’s been the size of the continental United States for the last 3 million years and now 40 percent is gone and the rest of it is going.
– Al Gore
I take no pleasure in the fact that the scientific predictions I’ve relayed to popular audiences turn out to be true.
– Al Gore
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
– Al Gore
I’m naturally an optimist, but my basis for hope is rooted in my understanding of human nature.
– Al Gore
No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
– Al Gore
I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.
– Al Gore
I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts.
– Al Gore
I’m old enough to know that a red carpet’s just a rug, and I’ve been able to enjoy the pageantry without letting it go to my head.
– Al Gore
The science linking the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather to the climate crisis has matured tremendously in the last couple of years.
– Al Gore
Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.
– Al Gore
The Bush-Cheney administration had betrayed some basic American values. So there was hunger for change.
– Al Gore
Today we’re dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.
– Al Gore
I pledge to you today that as president, in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase in special education ever.
– Al Gore
In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?
– Al Gore
The first less is this: take it from me, every vote counts.
– Al Gore
Civil disobedience has an honourable history, and when the urgency and moral clarity cross a certain threshold, then I think that civil disobedience is quite understandable, and it has a role to play.
– Al Gore
If you want your energy bills to go up, you should support an ever greater dependence on foreign oil, because the rate of new discoveries is declining as demand in China and India is growing, and the price of oil and thus the price of coal will go sky high.
– Al Gore
I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
– Al Gore
When people flirt with despair about the future, they are less likely to take the actions necessary to safeguard it, focusing instead on the short-term.
– Al Gore
There are many who would much prefer that the word ‘climate’ never be mentioned and that the issue be eliminated from our national conversation.
– Al Gore
How could this Y2K be a problem in a country where we have Intel and Microsoft?
– Al Gore