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Barry Goldwater
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
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Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism
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#Equality

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To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.
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The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
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I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
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We have a problem here in Arizona that local law officials and local government and our federal officials fail to recognize — that we have a border problem out here, ... We've had raging battles down our freeways where rival drug gangs have shot it out with themselves, endangering people.
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If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
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I wouldn't trust Nixon from here to that phone.
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If you don't mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is darn good shaving cream.
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A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.
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American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.
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Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
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Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
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Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
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I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.
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I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.
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I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.
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I will offer a choice, not an echo.
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It's a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president... except me.
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Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.
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The only summit meeting that can succeed is the one that does not take place.
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When I'm not a politician, I'll be dead.
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Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?
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You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
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You don't need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight.
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You've got to forget about this civilian. Whenever you drop bombs, you're going to hit civilians.
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