Top Quotes from Jake Sullivan

Public policy is a study in imperfection. It involves imperfect people, with imperfect information, facing deeply imperfect choices – so it’s not surprising that they’re getting imperfect results.

Jake Sullivan

Reject cynicism. Reject certitude. And don’t be a jerk. Be a good guy.

Jake Sullivan

For being in a place that’s landlocked, Minnesotans have a real sense of the wider world. Teachers, friends, neighbors – everywhere I went in Minnesota, people put their heads up and looked out to the horizon.

Jake Sullivan

In the real world, answers may not be clear cut. There will be messy choices, and you’re not going to be able to construct a policy response in a neat and tidy way. Being able to listen to other people, even as you stay true to your principles, that’s how you actually succeed.

Jake Sullivan

By the time I was 10 or 13, I’d learned the world capitals.

Jake Sullivan

Being fundamentally decent and honest and willing to put others before yourself – that’s necessary for being an effective policymaker.

Jake Sullivan