There is so much to do, and I want to continue my efforts.

The law is very special to me.

What good is telling America's children that they will have equal opportunity for education if they don't have the skills that will even get them to the point of benefiting from education, because they didn't have the child care, the health care that would enable them to grow as strong and constructive human beings?

We must try to understand the true weight of law enforcement officers' burdens.

We must heal the divisions caused by intolerance and bigotry.

The Department of Justice transcends party because we're building on the Weed and Seed program.

I collected child support in Dade County, and they wrote a rap song about me, so the kids knew about it, and they started asking me questions about child support. What happens if she wastes the money? What happens if he doesn't pay? And I answered the questions.

Do and act on what you believe to be right, and you'll wake up the next morning feeling good about yourself.

Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation. It is a public trust, and each of us has an obligation to give back to our communities.

I think our young people are our most precious possession.

Though the Attorney General of the United States carries many responsibilities and undertakes many tasks, there can be none more important than the pursuit of civil rights on behalf of all the people of this country.

What we must do is to sit down together as reasonable people and make our government do what is right, and stop doing what may be wrong-headed or wasteful.

The president really shouldn't be involved in terms of dictating what course the investigation should take.

All lawyers are going to have to - if we really want to attain civil justice - address the issue of how complicated we have made the laws: what we have done to ensnarl the American people in bureaucratic rules and regulations that make access to services or compliance with the law sometimes difficult, if not impossible.

I think, clearly, where you have a situation in which the Solicitor General tells me, 'I cannot in good faith argue a certainly legal position,' and if the president told us to argue that position, we would have to tell him, 'No, we can't do that, Mr. President.'

A street criminal can steal only what he can carry, but with a stroke of a pen, the dialing of a telephone or the pushing of a computer key, the white collar criminal can and does steal billions.

The Bar Association can do so much in teaching people how to resolve conflicts without knives and guns and fists.

Anybody that thought that I tried to protect the president has forgotten that I asked for the expansion of the Monica Lewinsky matter.

Diversity is valued, and it is prized. We learn to appreciate each other and each other's struggles. From diversity, we draw our enormous and our lasting strength.

Too many Americans mistrust their government. And unnecessary government secrecy feeds this mistrust.

I just try to do my best and make the best judgments I can.

In 1960, when I graduated from college, people told me a woman couldn't go to law school. And when I graduated from law school, people told me, 'Law firms won't hire you.'

The good lawyer is the great salesman.

Unless the law issues from all of the people, some of the people will feel left out. They will come to feel alienated. They will be angry. And this will not be a cohesive democracy.

The first job I ever had in my life was in the Dade County Sheriff's Office in the Identification Bureau in the summer that I graduated from high school and was getting ready to go to college.

You are not going to put 100,000 police officers on the streets overnight and do the right job. To put them on the streets, to see that they're properly trained; you have to do it in an orderly way over a period of time.

I love lawyers. And I like to talk to lawyers, and I like to engage in a spirited discussion with lawyers.

My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of building partnerships with communities across America will continue, that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.

One of the most important parts of my life has been community.

Our challenge is to remind ourselves that we do have common interest, common grounds, and common dreams.

While I'm the Attorney General, we will address each issue with one question: What's the right thing to do?

Sometimes we're tone-deaf in Washington, and we listen only to ourselves. We do not hear the cry of people who want answers, want action, want protection, and have some darn good ideas as to how to provide it if only we would listen.

The law as a profession has provided me with more satisfaction than I ever dreamed.

I didn't like the Feds coming to town when I was in Miami, telling me what to do. I didn't like them coming to town and thinking that they knew more about Miami than I do.

At this moment I do not have a personal relationship with a computer.

I admire law enforcement agents who put their lives on the line to enforce the law while building trust and understanding within a community and around the world. I honor those who seek justice for all the people of this country.

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

We recognize that violence is a learned behavior. One of the best classrooms for learning violence is in the home.

I think that affirmative action programs can be very important.

Lawyers are very important people to me.

We must honor, protect and support our police officers and their families every day of the year.

Under a death penalty statute that is going to stand up to constitutional muster, you look at the aggravating circumstances and the mitigating circumstances.

It was not the president's responsibility to run a law enforcement operation. It was ours.

Young people have such tremendous energy.

My father was born in Denmark. He came to this country when he was 12 years old.

We cannot forget the need to use the law as a shield, but we must remember other forces of the law.

When I went to law school, I had Roger Fisher for Civil Procedure. I never heard anything about negotiations.

We've got to understand that the ages of zero to three are the most formative years of a person's life, the time they learn the concept of reward and punishment and develop a conscience, and that 50 percent of all learned human response is learned in the first year of life.

As a child, I wanted to be a lawyer because I thought lawyers and the law were wonderful. But they are more wonderful, I think, than I had thought.