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By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I saw my job [as president] as to try to move the world from an unstable condition of interdependence toward more integrated cooperative world community. Therefore, my approach was to cooperate wherever possible and to build institutions of cooperation, an expanded NATO, the World Trade Organization, the Summit of the Americas, the Asian Pacific Leaders, all those, the coalition to fight in Bosnia and Kosovo, to cooperate wherever possible but to act alone if we had to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

It is a commonplace of American life that immigrants have made our country great and continue to make a very important contribution to the fabric of American life. But...under the pressures we face today, we can't afford to lose control of our borders, or to take on new financial burdens, at a time when we are not adequately providing for the jobs, the health care, and the education of our own people. Therefore, immigration must be a priority for this administration.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

But the truth is, countries have to do what is best in each instance to pursue both their interest and their values.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

We have the most religious freedom of any country in the world, including the freedom not to believe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I am trying to be honest with you and it hurts me. Now.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web... Now even my cat has its own page.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

Leadership means bringing people together in pursuit of a common cause, developing a plan to achieve it, and staying with it until the goal is achieved.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

Considering the current sad state of our computer programs, software development is clearly still a black art, and cannot yet be called an engineering discipline.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

We [United States] are the only military superpower. We have no idea how long this is going to last, so we ought to get every bad guy we can and fix every problem we can.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

If there's grass in the field, play ball!

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

People can quarrel with whether we should have more troops in Afghanistan or internationalize Iraq or whatever, but it is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

Marijuana is ten times more dangerous than twenty years ago.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

In our own country, we have seen America pay a terrible price for any form of discrimination, and we have seen us grow stronger as we have steadily let more and more of our hatreds and our fears go. As we have given more and more of our people the chance to live their dreams. That is why the flame of our Statue of Liberty, like the Olympic flame carried all across America by thousands of citizen heroes will always burn brighter than the flames that burn our churches, our synagogues, our mosques.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I personally don't believe we ought to be raising taxes or cutting spending, either one, until we get this economy off the ground. I'll pay more, but it won't solve the problem.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

I think if the White House or the President want to say anything about our conversations or anything I tried to do to help our country with their support or at their request, then I think they should be the ones to do that. But I think that former presidents should do that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

The world economy, the world environment, the world AIDS crisis, the world arms race: they affect us all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I don't know in my long life that I ever worked with anybody that has quite the combination of policy knowledge and concern, political skills, of a personal touch with people, and a sense of innate fairness that inspires confidence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I misled people, including even my wife.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

Every tax cut I call for is targeted, it's responsible and it is paid for within my balanced budget plan. My tax cuts will not undermine our economy. They will speed economic growth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

Globalisation is not something that we can hold off or turn off. It is the economic equivalent of a force of nature, like wind or water.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

Putin wants to reestablish Russian greatness, not as the Cold War, but in 19th century empire terms.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I always get nervous when people start talking about legacies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

The world knows of Rosa Parks because of a single, simple act of dignity and courage that struck a lethal blow to the foundations of legal bigotry.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

During the sole argument we had when [Chelsea] was in high school, the subject of which I don't even remember, I looked at her and said, 'As long as you're in this house, being president is my second most important job'.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

Frankly, I'm fed up with politicians in Washington lecturing the rest of us about family values. Our families have values. But our government doesn't.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

You don't have to wait till your party's in power to have an impact on life at home and around the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

Rarely have Americans lived through so much change, in so many ways, in so short a time. Quietly, but with gathering force, the ground has shifted beneath our feet as we have moved into an Information Age, a global economy, a truly new world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

Politics is not religion and we should govern on the basis of evidence, not theology.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

Won't it be sad to have an Internet connection to Mars if there are no Martians to write to or e-mail us?

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I mean, if President Reagan could be an actor and become a President, if Michael Douglas is your next choice, maybe I could become an actor. And I've got a good pension; I can work cheap, which is unusual around here.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

Drugs nearly killed my brother when he was a young man and I hate them. He fought back. And I'm really proud of him. But I learned something in going through that long nightmare with our family. And I can tell you, something has happened to some of our young people. They simply don't think these drugs are dangerous anymore. Or they think the risk is acceptable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

When you're president, the Democrats got to feel good when they walk in the door if you're a Republican; if you're a Democrat, the Republican has to feel like you're listening. And you should be listening.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

This is a good deal for the United States, north Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons. The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments. ...Only as it does, so will North Korea fully join the community of nations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

Follow the trend lines, not the headlines.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

Democracies don't go to war against each other, and by and large they don't sponsor terrorism. They're more likely to respect the environment and human rights and social justice. It's no accident that most of the terrorists come from non-democratic countries.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

My only enemy is right-wing religious fundamentalism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I believe that this country's policies should be heavily biased in favor of nondiscrimination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

It is now conceivable that our children's children will know the term cancer only as a constellation of stars.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I did not have sexual relations with that woman

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

Music can give you your dreams. It will teach you hard work, it will break your heart and make you so happy, you can't stand it. . . .I don't think I'd have been president if it hadn't been for music.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

To avoid having bad things happen, learning to manage your anger and to actually share how you really feel about something, and get it behind you is one of the most important aspects of growing up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

I've gained first hand knowledge of the challenges faced by people with disabilities. It's made me understand that those of us who have full use of our physical faculties owe an enormous amount of respect and sensitivity to people who don't.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

I'm just trying to suppress my natural impulses and get back to work.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William J. Clinton

When you're a former president, you have much less power, but you have a lifetime of experience and contacts and if you've got the energy, you can bring influence to bear on a small but still fairly substantial number of things where you can concentrate on it because you don't have to change the subject when you wake up in the morning and there's something else in the newspaper.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

All of us in our administration worked hard to support families in raising their children and succeeding at work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Clinton

Democracy does not have to be a bloodsport, it can be an honorable enterprise that advances the public interest.