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William J. Clinton Quotes


US politician, 42nd President of the United States; husband of Hillary Clinton.
(1946 - )

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A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
 

American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
[America]
 

Effort, not ability, makes the biggest difference in achievement.
[Achievement]
 

I am in support of the NRA position on gun control.
 

I believe I'm a better authority than anybody else in America on my own wife. I have never known a person with a stronger sense of right and wrong in my life ever.
[America]
 

I don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution.
 

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
 

I like the job. That's what I'll miss the most... I'm not sure anybody ever liked this as much as I've liked it.
 

I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.
 

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program.
 

In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.
 

In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average.
 

Let me say this as clearly as I can: No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt, there is no justification for killing innocents.
 

Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country.
[Communities]
 

My plan after office is to get up and spend that entire first day helping my wife move into her new senatorial office.
 

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

One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.
 

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
 

Poor Darrell Hammond. What's he going to do when I leave office?
 

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.
[Posterity]
 


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