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William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. Before his election as President, Clinton served nearly 12 years as the ... more

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

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.
When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it, and I didn't inhale, and I never tried again.
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 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.
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.
It's the economy, stupid.
Psychologically, we're a complex mixture of hope and fear. Each day, we wake up with the scales tipping a bit one way or the other . If they go too far towards hopefulness, we can become naive and unrealistic. If the scales tilt too far the other way we can get consumed by paranoia and hatred
I’ll soon be sixty. And at a certain point, the definition of young is anyone who is a year younger than you are.
I think one of the greatest things we have to do still is just to increase the ability of Americans who do not yet know that gays and lesbians are their fellow Americans in every sense of the word to feel that way.
Martin Luther King's Dream was the American Dream. His quest is our quest: the ceaseless striving to live out our true creed. Our history has been built upon such dreams and labors. And by our dreams and labors we will redeem the promise of America in the twenty-first century.
The seven principles of Kwanzaa--unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith--teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lessons of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism.
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.