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James W. Fulbright
April 9, 1905 - February 9, 1995
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

The exchange program is the thing that reconciles me to all the difficulties of political life.


I think we Americans tend to put too high a price on unanimity, as if there were something dangerous and illegitimate about honest differences of opinion honestly expressed by honest men.


We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every ten minutes.


The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.


In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.


To be a statesman, you must first get elected.


We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.


There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues.


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