203 Total Quotes

Bill Clinton Quotes

I may not have been the greatest president, but I've had the most fun eight years.
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#Fun

The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.
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#Culture

Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it's the time when they most need to think.
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#Hate

When it comes to anything that's social, whether it's your family, your school, your community, your business or your country, winning is a team sport.
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#Business

I hope they will say that I did a good job of leading America into a new century, a new millennium, and a whole new way working and living and relating to the rest of the world, that I lifted the American people up. And brought them together.
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#America

People can quarrel with whether we should have more troops in Afghanistan or internationalize Iraq or whatever, but it is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks . . . of biological and chemical weapons.
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#Afghanistan

Advances in computer technology and the Internet have changed the way America works, learns, and communicates. The Internet has become an integral part of America's economic, political, and social life.
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#America

If people can't let go to the hatred of their enemies, they risk sowing the seeds of hate among themselves.
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#Enemies

I refuse to be part of a generation that celebrates the death of communism abroad with the loss of the American dream at home.
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#Communism

If the issue is, is it a near certainty that at some time in the future there will some group, probably a terrorist group, that attempts to bring to bear either the use or the threat of a chemical or biological operation, I would say that is highly likely to happen sometime in the next few years.
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#Certainty

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.
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#Illness

Democracies don't go to war against each other, and by and large they don't sponsor terrorism. They're more likely to respect the environment and human rights and social justice. It's no accident that most of the terrorists come from non-democratic countries.
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#Terrorism

This agreement will allow the delivery of life-saving medicines to people who desperately need them. It represents a big breakthrough in our efforts to begin treatment programs in places where, until now, there has been virtually no medicine, and therefore no hope.
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#Agreement

We should cooperate with others in the fight against terrorism around the world, in whatever ways are appropriate and possible. Because it's a global threat, invulnerability is global.
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#Terrorism

We can honor Dr. King's sacrifice. We can help his children fulfill their legacy. ... Every one of us are in a way the children of Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King.
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#Children

Justice may be blind, but we all know that diversity in the courts, as in all aspects of society, sharpens our vision and makes us a stronger nation.
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#Diversity

The problem of land mines is a global tragedy. In all probability, land mines kill more children than soldiers, and they keep killing after wars are over.
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#Children

I have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo; your time has come and gone. It's time for change in America.
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#Greed

You can't have an emergency plan that works if it only affects middle class people up, and when you tell people to go do something they don't have the means to do, you're going to leave the poor out.
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#Class

We cannot allow them to have a hundred nuclear weapons. We cannot allow a country to, in effect, become the bomb-seller of the world because they're in a snit, and because they can't grow a crop.
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#Country

. . . the purpose of government is to reign in the rights of the people.
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#Government

It's California I'm worried about. I don't want you to become a laughingstock, a carnival or the beginning of a circus in America where we just throw people out as soon as they make a tough decision. . . . Don't do this. Don't do this.
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#Beginning

I want people here at home in America and throughout the world who are listening to this program to know that if you only have a dollar, $5, $10 to give -- if a million of you do, that you'll make a huge difference,
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#America

A war I opposed and despised with a depth of feeling I had reserved solely for racism in America before Vietnam.
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#America

I believe that those who promote discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or any other grounds are gravely mistaken about the values that make our nation strong. I will continue to move my administration in the direction of compassion, accep
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#Discrimination

The Clinton Foundation, through the Irish government are going to donate 50 million dollars (41.5 million euros) to finance HIV and AIDS and health projects in Mozambique,
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#Finance

will give some guidance to our members of Congress.
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#Congress

Old or young, healthy as a horse or a person with a disability that hasn't kept you down, man or woman, Native American, native born, immigrant, straight or gay -- whatever; the test ought to be I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. I believe in religious liberty. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in working hard and playing by the rules. I'm showing up for work tomorrow. I'm building that bridge to the 21st century. That ought to be the test.
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#Disability

It is dangerously destabilizing to have half the world on the cutting edge of technology while the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival.
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#Technology

Affirmative action is an effort to develop a systematic approach to open the doors of education, employment and business development opportunities to qualified individuals who happen to be members of groups that have experienced long-standing and per
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#Business