William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton Quotes

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

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

Our rich texture of racial, religious and political diversity will be a Godsend in the 21st century. Great rewards will come to those who can live together, learn together, work together, forge new ties that bind together.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

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

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

Promising too much can be as cruel as caring too little.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

History has shown us, that you can't allow the mass extermination of people, and just sit by and watch it happen.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

After all the bloodshed of this century, we know it is easy to say never again, but much harder to make it so.

William Jefferson (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.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

William Jefferson (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.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

I learned a lot from the stories my uncle, aunts, and grandparents told me: that no one is perfect but most people are good; that people can't be judged only by their worst or weakest moments; that harsh judgements make hypocrites of us all; that a lot of life is just showing up and hanging on; that laughter is often the best, and sometimes only response to pain.

William Jefferson (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.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

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