35 John McCain Quotes That Will Motivate You For Success

John McCain was the Senator from Arizona for two decades. At the age of 81, he died on August 25th, 2018 after a battle with brain cancer. He had served in the Navy and was also a war hero during the Vietnam War, where he survived over five years in captivity as a POW. Despite his service and political career, McCain is most well known for his fundraising skills.

He served as Chairman of The National Republican Senate Committee with help from his wife Cindy Hensley McCain to raise money for candidates across America. In addition, his work ethic and determination allowed him to raise billions for other politicians during his time in office.

John McCain has had an exciting journey in the political arena, but it has not been without its share of controversy. Despite his successes and achievements, he also faced some criticism.

Here are his most inspirational quotes that will motivate you to work hard for your goals to live your dreams.

35 John McCain Quotes That Will Motivate You For Success

1. “Our shared values define us more than our differences. And acknowledging those shared values can see us through our challenges today if we have the wisdom to trust in them again.” ~ John McCain

2. “When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.” ~ John McCain

3. “Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of vision.” ~ John McCain

4. “I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough, it will be believed.” ~ John McCain

5. “We must be true to ourselves. And we must be true to others, whether they believe we are or not.” ~ John McCain

6. “The facts are facts and records are records.” ~ John McCain

7. “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

8. “I don’t mind a good fight. For reasons known only to God, I’ve had quite a few tough ones in my life. But I learned an important lesson along the way: In the end, it matters less that you can fight. What you fight for is the real test.” ~ John McCain

9. “He served his country, and not always right — made a lot of mistakes, made a lot of errors — but served his country, and I hope we can add, honorably.” ~ John McCain

10. “Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice.” ~ John McCain

11. “Our political differences, no matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions.” ~ John McCain

12. “Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio and television and the Internet. To hell with them. They don’t want anything done for the public good. Our incapacity is their livelihood.” ~ John McCain

13. “People who hold certain institutional positions should have your respect until they lose it. But the rest of us mortals have to earn it.” ~ John McCain

14. “It’s a matter of fact that Senator Obama has spent more money on negative ads than any political campaign in history.” ~ John McCain

15. “I’m sure you’ve noticed, I never talk about my experiences in prison. I’ve known too many professional heroes in my life.” ~ John McCain

16. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act despite our fears.” ~ John McCain

17. “No one else can give it to you or deny it to you. No rival can steal it from you. And no friend can give it to you. Others can encourage you to make the right choices or discourage you. But you choose.” ~ John McCain

18. “Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you, but is not defined by your existence alone.” ~ John McCain

19. “People have come to this country from everywhere, and people from everywhere have made America great.” ~ John McCain

20. “War is wretched beyond description and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.” ~ John McCain

21. “I think that decisions should rest in the hands of the states. I’m a federalist.” ~ John McCain

22. . “America’s greatest strength has always been its hopeful vision of human progress.” ~ John McCain

23. “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

24. “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

25. “We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves.” ~ John McCain

26. “Our great power does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want, nor should we assume we have all the wisdom and knowledge necessary to succeed.” ~ John McCain

27. “Never get into a wrestling match with a pig. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it.” ~ John McCain

28. “Being true to our conscience, being honest with ourselves, will determine the character of our relations with others. That is a concise definition of integrity.” ~ John McCain

29. “You have at hand many examples of good character from whom you will have learned the lessons by which you can live your own lives. You are blessed. Make the most of it.” ~ John McCain

30. “It’s very important to lose gracefully. You know, no bitterness, no anger, no remorse – can’t display that.” ~ John McCain

31. “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

32. “Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history.” ~ John McCain

33. “I don’t doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends. And they should not doubt ours.” ~ John McCain

34. “Free trade with Colombia is something that’s a no-brainer.” ~ John McCain

35. “It is your character, and your character alone, that will make your life happy or unhappy.” ~ John McCain

Read More:

Must Read

Related Articles