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Quotations by Bill Clinton

I ask you to join in a re-United States. We need to empower our people so they can take more responsibility for their own lives in a world that is ever smaller, where everyone counts. … We need a new spirit of community, a sense that we are all in this together, or the American Dream will continue to wither. Our destiny is bound up with the destiny of every other American.

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.

I challenge a new generation of young Americans to a season of service — to act on your idealism by helping troubled children, keeping company with those in need, reconnecting our torn communities. There is so much to be done — enough indeed for millions of others who are still young in spirit to give themselves in service too.

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.

I went into the kitchen and got halfway to the phone before I realized that I couldn’t call her…. A lot of people who lost a mother or father or husband or wife will tell you that they find themselves almost talking out loud. I do that a lot.

I will get things done for America…. Faced with apathy, I will take action. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground…. Faced with adversity, I will persevere. I will carry this commitment with me this year. I am an Americorps volunteer.

It’s the economy, stupid.

I’ve puzzled over this Republican assault on affirmative action. You know, the Republicans started affirmative action under Mr. Nixon. I think the reason that they don’t like it anymore is because the Democrats are now a minority.

Just as war is freedom’s cost, disagreement is freedom’s privilege.

Our generation, like the one before us, must choose. Without the threat of the Cold War, without the pain of economic ruin, without the fresh memory of World War II’s slaughter, it is tempting to pursue our private agendas — to simply sit back and let history unfold. We must resist the temptation.