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Quote Left It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts. Quote Right
Quote Left The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says 'It's a girl.' Quote Right
Quote Left Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth. Quote Right
Quote Left ... rhetoric never won a revolution yet. Quote Right
Quote Left We Americans have the chance to become someday a nation in which all radical stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically. We can become a dynamic equilibrium, a harmony of many different elements, in which the whole will be greater than all its parts and greater than any society the world has seen before. It can still happen. Quote Right
Quote Left The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: 'It's a girl.' Quote Right
Quote Left Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time. ...Its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a com... Quote Right
Quote Left There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price. Quote Right
Quote Left You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. Quote Right
Quote Left Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth. Quote Right
Quote Left I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential. Quote Right