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"When you leave here, don't forget why you came."

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"You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news."

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"Saskatchewan is much like Texas- except it's more friendly to the United States"

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"Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop."

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"A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth"

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"All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions"

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"America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality"

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"An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff"

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"Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice."

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"Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set"

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"In America, anyone can become president. That's one of the risks you take"

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"Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation"

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"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime"

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"She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world."

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"The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end."

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"What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable."

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"A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe."

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"I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread. But it is not easy to banish the notion that there can be universal brotherhood just as soon as everybody gives up his faith and accepts ours. That day may never come, for the richness of human diversity cannot be abolished any more than Mars or Jupiter. Difference is the nature of life, it is part of our moral Universe. Without difference, life would become lifeless."

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"Laws are never as effective as habits."

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"We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft."

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"The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations--great or small--to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century."

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"We talk a great deal about patriotism. What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility which will enable America to remain master of her power"

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"Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil ad steady dedication of a lifetime."

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"Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."

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"It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."

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"The Republicans stroke platitudes until they purr like epigrams."

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"I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which Americans submit to speeches."

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"The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions."

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"The relationship of the toastmaster to the speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it."

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"Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans."

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"Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no gr..."

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"We mean by 'politics' the people's business—the most important business there is."

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