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Summary

J. William Fulbright was a famous Politician from USA, who lived between April 9, 1905 and February 9, 1995. He became 89 years old.

Biography

James William Fulbright was a famous American senator (January 1945-December 1974) from Arkansas. He has named a Fulbright scholarship.

While Fulbright was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he took on the student and future U.S. President, Bill Clinton, as an assistant to the committee. Young Clinton impressed by Fulbright and Clinton was instrumental in several of the Fulbright re-election to the Senate.

Fulbright used his position as leader of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold hearings on the Vietnam War. That way, he made ​​public what was happening in Southeast Asia and the media put the spotlight on it. Through his position, he was very central in the fight against the war.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by William Fulbright.

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Famous quotes by J. William Fulbright (30)


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"When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests"
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"What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact"
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"We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes"
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"There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear and finite and manageable"
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"The cause of our difficulties in southeast Asia is not a deficiency of power but an excess of the wrong kind of power which results in a feeling of impotence when it fails to achieve its desired ends"
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"I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as the y seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive"
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"In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine"
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"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith"
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"To be a statesman, you must first get elected"
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"The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute"
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"We are trying to remake Vietnamese society, a task which certainly cannot be accomplished by force and which probably cannot be accomplished by any means available to outsiders"
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"There is an inevitable divergence between the world as it is and the world as men perceive it"
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"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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"The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world"
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"The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them"
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"Insofar as international law is observed, it provides us with stability and order and with a means of predicting the behavior of those with whom we have reciprocal legal obligations"
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"The price of empire is America's soul, and that price is too high"
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"Once imbued with the idea of a mission, a great nation easily assumes that it has the means as well as the duty to do God's work"
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"I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant"
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"The exchange program is the thing that reconciles me to all the difficulties of political life"
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"In the name of noble purposes men have committed unspeakable acts of cruelty against one another"
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"As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations"
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"When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled"
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"We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts"
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"Law is the essential foundation of stability and order both within societies and in international relations"
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"In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest"
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"There are many respects in which America, if it can bring itself to act with the magnanimity and the empathy appropriate to its size and power, can be an intelligent example to the world"
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"The Soviet Union has indeed been our greatest menace, not so much because of what it has done, but because of the excuses it has provided us for our failures"
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"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"
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"Power confuses itself with virtue and tends also to take itself for omnipotence"


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