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  In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Keep your eyes on the prize and dont turn back.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Success is not the measure of a man but a triumph over those who choose to hold him back.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  I have been in politics long enough to expect criticism and hostility. But I was unprepared for the hatred I get from Christians. Why do Christians hate so much?  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We should, all of us, be filled with gratitude and humility for our present progress and prosperity. We should be filled with awe and joy at what lies over the horizon. And we should be filled with absolute determination to make the most of it.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  All of us -- parents, schools, communities and government -- share responsibility to keep kids safe.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  AIDS is no longer a death sentence for those who can get the medicines. Now it is up to the politicians to create the comprehensive strategies to better treat the disease.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We need not just a new generation of leadership but a new gender of leadership  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: There are a lot of people under you, but none of them are listening.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  In god we trust, in me we surplus.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  The economy has produced 6.1 million jobs since I became President, and if Michael Jordan comes back to the Bulls, it will be 6,100,001 jobs.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If President Reagan could be an actor and become president, maybe I could become an actor. I have got a good pension. I can work for cheap.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  The problem with ideology is, if you've got an ideology, you've already got your mind made up. You know all the answers and that makes evidence irrelevant and arguments a waste of time. You tend to govern by assertion and attacks.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Every time Bush talks about trust it makes chills run up and down my spine. The way he has trampled on the truth is a travesty of the American political system.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Let's do what it takes to bring teen smoking down. Let's raise the price of cigarettes by up to $1.50 a pack over the next 10 years with penalties on the tobacco industry if it keeps marketing to our children.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  When I met her more than 35 years ago, I thought Hillary had the best combination of mind and heart I'd ever seen – and I still do. But it is going to take every dollar to make sure that Americans get to know the real Hillary, like I do.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Our big goal should be to make connection to the Internet as common as connection to telephones is today.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  It appears that some school officials, teachers, and parents have assumed that religious expression of any type is either inappropriate or forbidden altogether in public schools; however, nothing in the First Amendment converts our public schools into religion-free zones.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We should set a national goal of making computers and Internet access available for every American . . . we must help all Americans gain the skills they need to make the most of the connection.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  When we got real tough on visas - because one out of a zillion of them might have a bomb - we lost a lot of brains. We might have dodged a bomb but we lost a lot of brains.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  A preemptive action today, however well-justified, may come back with unwelcome consequences in the future. And because... I have done this. I have ordered these kinds of actions. I dont care how precise your bombs and your weapons are, when you set them off, innocent people will die.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Criticism is part of the lifeblood of democracy. No one is right all the time. But we should remember that there is a big difference between criticizing a policy or a politician and demonizing the government that guarantees our freedoms and the public servants who enforce our laws.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If ever there comes a time when everyone you vote for wins and they do everything you think they should do, there will still be a gap between what is and what ought to be.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web. Now even my cat has its own page.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  The era of big government is over.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  And I think America, if we're ever going to truly defeat terror without changing the character of our own country or compromising the future of our children, has got to not only say, Okay, I want to shoulder my responsibilities, I want to create my share of opportunities, but we have to find a way to define the future in terms of a humanity that goes beyond our country, that goes beyond any particular race, that goes beyond any particular religion.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  My grandfather just had a grade-school education. But in that country store he taught me more about equality in the eyes of the Lord than all my professors at Georgetown; more about the intrinsic worth of every individual than all the philosophers at Oxford; and he taught me more about the need for equal justice than all the jurists at Yale Law School.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Individual character involves honoring and embracing certain core ethical values; honesty, respect, responsibility . . . Parents must teach their children from the earliest age the difference between right and wrong. But we must all do our part.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Sometimes I feel like the fire hydrant looking at a pack of dogs. For six years I had declined to tell those kinds of jokes, because I have been told it is not presidential. But I feel kind of outdoorsy today.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  What are the needs of the world? What can I do that won't be done if I dont do it?  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It is how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  You have to have a positive strategy to make more partners and fewer terrorists. Harry Truman and George Marshall took a little bit of our money to build a world that had more friends and better enemies. Foreign assistance is national security -- not charity. The Marshall Plan saw it that way and we have to do the same today.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Since I dont have access to the White House pastry chef anymore, it is done wonders for my figure.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  America just works better when more people have a chance to live their dreams.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If one candidate is appealing to your fears, and the other one's appealing to your hopes, you'd better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope!  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  I dont know whether it is the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the American penal system.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  It takes a long time to turn a big country around. Just be of good cheer and keep working on it.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Frankly, I am fed up with politicians in Washington lecturing the rest of us about family values. Our families have values. But our government doesnt.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  [There is] no question that an admission of making false statements to government officials and interfering with the FBI and the CIA is an impeachable offense.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  For every one person who said they voted for Hamas because they wanted to see Israel destroyed, there were one hundred who said they just wanted a change and better life.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We've gotten to where we've nearly 'them'ed ourselves to death. Them and them and them. But this is America. There is no them; there's only us.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I am going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible. But I told the grand jury today and I say to you now that at no time did I ask anyone to lie, to hide or destroy evidence or to take any other unlawful action.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If you want to live like a Republican, vote like a Democrat.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  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  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  I may not have been the greatest President, but I have had the most fun eight years.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We think it is important to help poor people in the world but we're going to suck up 80 percent of the savings in the world, which could be going to invest somewhere else because we think tax cuts for people who make a million dollars a year are more important.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If a politician doesnt wanna get beat up, he shouldn't run for office. If a football player doesnt want to get tackled or want the risk of an a occasional clip he shouldn't put the pads on.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  It is boring to set up systems. But nothing works without them. That is the business of politics.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  You can put wings on a pig, but you dont make it an eagle.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  All America loses when any person is denied or forced out of a job because of sexual orientation. Being gay, the last time I thought about it, seemed to have nothing to do with the ability to read a balance book, fix a broken bone, or change a spark plug.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  No wonder Americans hate politics, when year in, year out, they hear politicians make promises that won't come true because they dont even mean them.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  There are large numbers of people who simply dont have the values and vision necessary to be part of an inter-dependent world. They think their differences -- whether religious, political, tribal or ethnic -- are more important than our common humanity. They believe the truth they have justifies their imposition of that truth on other people, even if it takes them to the death of innocents.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Politics is not religion and we should govern on the basis of evidence, not theology.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  George W. Bush won't take the lead in protecting the environment and creating new jobs in environmental technologies for the 21st century, but I will.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  You need to know that a member of Congress who refuses to allow the minimum wage to come up for a vote made more money during last year's one-month government shutdown than a minimum wage worker makes in an entire year.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Posterity is the world to come; the world for whom we hold our ideals, from whom we have borrowed our planet, and to whom we bear sacred responsibility. We must do what America does best: Offer more opportunity to all and demand responsibility from all.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it is the time when they most need to think.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We are more connected than ever before, more able to spread our ideas and beliefs, our anger and fears. As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility for our words and actions before they enter a vast echo chamber and reach those both serious and delirious, connected and unhinged.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Since I don't have access to the White House pastry chef anymore, it's done wonders for my figure.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  When our memories outweigh our dreams, it is then that we become old.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Frankly, I'm fed up with politicians in Washington lecturing the rest of us about family values. Our families have values. But our government doesn't.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hopeI never get into that.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If a politician doesn't wanna get beat up, he shouldn't run for office. If a football player doesn't want to get tackled or want the risk of an a occasional clip he shouldn't put the pads on.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: There are a lot of people under you, but none of them are listening.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  All America loses when any person is denied or forced out of a job because of sexual orientation. Being gay, the last time I thought about it, seemed to have nothing to do with the ability to read a balance book, fix a broken bone, or change a spark plug.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  The problem with ideology is, if you've got an ideology, you've already got your mind made up. You know all the answers and that makes evidence irrelevant and arguments a waste of time. You tend to govern by assertion and attacks.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If one candidate is appealing to your fears, and the other one's appealing to your hopes, you'd better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope!  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Criticism is part of the lifeblood of democracy. No one is right all the time. But we should remember that there is a big difference between criticizing a policy or a politician and demonizing the government that guarantees our freedoms and the public servants who enforce our laws.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Let's do what it takes to bring teen smoking down. Let's raise the price of cigarettes by up to $1.50 a pack over the next 10 years with penalties on the tobacco industry if it keeps marketing to our children.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We are more connected than ever before, more able to spread our ideas and beliefs, our anger and fears. As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility for our words and actions before they enter a vast echo chamber and reach those both serious and delirious, connected and unhinged.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  We are more connected than ever before, more able to spread our ideas and beliefs, our anger and fears. As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility for our words and actions before they enter a vast echo chamber and reach those both serious and delirious, connected and unhinged.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  There are large numbers of people who simply don't have the values and vision necessary to be part of an inter-dependent world. They think their differences - whether religious, political, tribal or ethnic - are more important than our common humanity. They believe the truth they have justifies their imposition of that truth on other people, even if it takes them to the death of innocents.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Golf is like life in a lot of ways - All the biggest wounds are self-inflicted.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  There are large numbers of people who simply don't have the values and vision necessary to be part of an inter-dependent world. They think their differences -- whether religious, political, tribal or ethnic -- are more important than our common humanity. They believe the truth they have justifies their imposition of that truth on other people, even if it takes them to the death of innocents.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

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

  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.  
 -  Bill Clinton