Quotes by: Walter F. Mondale

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Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Nelson Rockefeller
Succeeded by George H. W. Bush
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
December 30, 1964 – December 30, 1976
Preceded by Hubert Humphrey
Succeeded by Wendell Anderson
24th United States Ambassador to Japan
In office
September 21, 1993 – December 15, 1996
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Michael Armacost
Succeeded by Tom Foley
23rd Attorney General of Minnesota
In office
May 4, 1960 – December 30, 1964
Governor Orville Freeman
Elmer Andersen
Karl Rolvaag
Preceded by Miles Lord
Succeeded by Robert Mattson
Personal details
Born Walter Frederick Mondale
(1928-01-05) January 5, 1928 (age 89)
Ceylon, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Joan Adams (m. 1955; her death 2014)
Children
Ted Eleanor William
Alma mater Macalester College
University of Minnesota
Religion Presbyterianism
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1951–1953
Rank Corporal
Unit Fort Knox

If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.
Walter F. Mondale
Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle? Like seeing your family? Being with your friends? A fishing trip? A hunting trip? A night's sleep?
Walter F. Mondale
Modern politics today requires a mastery of television. I've never really warmed up to television and, in fairness to television, it's never warmed up to me.
Walter F. Mondale
Running for President is physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually the most demanding single undertaking I can envisage unless it's World War III.
Walter F. Mondale
In our system, at about 11:30 on election night, they just push you off the edge of the cliff-and that's it. You might scream on the way down, but you're going to hit the bottom, and you're not going to be in elective office.
Walter F. Mondale
I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holidays Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be.
Walter F. Mondale
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