Quotes by Barry Goldwater

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Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 May 29, 1998) was a United States politician and a founding figure in the modern conservative movement in the USA as well as being a major inspiration for many of his youthful followers to join the libertarian movement. Goldwater personified the shift in balance in American culture from the Northeast to the West. A five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953-1965, 1969-87), he was the Republican Party candidate for the U.S. President in the 1964 election which he lost to Lyndon B. Johnson.

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I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
It's a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president... except me.

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