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Bill Clinton Quotes

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Bill Clinton quotes: the ex-President and politician’s quotes on breaking barriers, building the future, and achieving success.

“The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation.”

“Success is not the measure of a man but a triumph over those who choose to hold him back.”

“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”

“Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t turn back.”

“Though we march to the music of our own time, our mission is timeless.”

“Downsizing budgets may be necessary, but downsizing dreams is a decision to be disappointed.”

“There comes a time when you have to look at the reality.”

“Nothing big ever came from being small.”

“Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.”

“Character is a journey, not a destination.”

“Don’t ever devalue your potential to make a difference.  Don’t ever assume someone will not help you.  Don’t ever forget we now know that inclusion, diversity, and creative cooperation lead to better results.”

“By lifting the weakest, poorest among us, we lift the rest of us as well.”

“I want to break every barrier that stands in the way of any American from getting ahead and staying ahead.  I know that America can’t live up to its potential unless every person in our country has a chance to live up to his or hers.”

“Break down the barriers to America and Americans live up to their potential.  That is it, that’s what I care about, that’s what I’ve always done, that’s what I’m talking about.”

“The truth is there are so many people in this community, in our country, in our world who have so much to offer.  Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.  Too many people are held back by economic pressure and social barriers, there are still hard truths to face about race, gender, and sexual orientation in America.”

“The best social program is a good job.”

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

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes.  But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.  It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you.  The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”

“People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power.”

“We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.”

“If you want to have a good life you have to have some constructive outlet for your feelings.”

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

“A man is more than the sum of all the things he can do.”

“A progressive is someone who makes progress.”

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

“When our memories outweigh our dreams, it is then that we become old.”

“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.”

“Nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day.  We’re compelled to spend our fleeting lives between those two extremes, knowing we’re never going to be right all the time and hoping we’re right more than twice a day.”

“Every time you cut off somebody else’s opportunity you shrink your own horizon.”

“I came of age believing that, no matter what happened, I would always be able to support myself.”

“They throw all this stuff at me, and I’m still standing.”

“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.”

“Advances in computer technology and the internet have changed the way America works, learns, and communicates.  The internet has become an integral part of America’s economic, political, and social life.”

“You are the most powerful cultural force in the world.”

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

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman.  These allegations are false.”

“I still believe in a place called hope, a place called America.”

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

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

“I’m afflicted with the responsibility gene.  I did the right thing, I did everything that I was supposed to do.”

“I am much better when I actually have a job to do.”

“I get carried away and I’ve seen it a million times.”

“I’m not angry at anybody, I am determined.”

“Everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion.”

“When we give what we can and give it with joy, we don’t just renew the American tradition of giving… we also renew ourselves.”

“We should, all of us, be filled with gratitude and humility for our present progress and prosperity.  We should be filled with awe and joy at what lies over the horizon.  And we should be filled with absolute determination to make the most of it.”

“We are more connected than ever before, more able to spread our ideas and beliefs, our anger and fears.  As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility for our words and actions before they enter a vast echo chamber and reach those both serious and delirious, connected and unhinged.”

“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.”

“Piece by piece, pushing that rock up the hill.”

“Golf is like life in a lot of ways – all the biggest wounds are self-inflicted.”

“I may not have been the greatest President, but I’ve had the most fun eight years.”

“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.”

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