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Barry Goldwater
January 1, 1909 - May 29, 1998
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.


If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.


I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.


I wouldn't trust Nixon from here to that phone.


Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.


A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.


To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.


The only summit meeting that can succeed is the one that does not take place.


I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.


You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.


It's a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president... except me.


Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.


When I'm not a politician, I'll be dead.


I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.


A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.


You don't need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight.


Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.


You've got to forget about this civilian. Whenever you drop bombs, you're going to hit civilians.


The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.


Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?


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