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The Clinton paradox: How could a president so intelligent, so compassionate, so public-spirited and so conscious of his
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"The Clinton paradox: How could a president so intelligent, so compassionate, so public-spirited and so conscious of his place in history act in such a stupid, selfish and self-destructive manner?"

- George Stephanopoulos

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This quote by George Stephanopoulos speaks with the intricacy of previous President Bill Clinton's character. On one hand, Clinton was very smart, caring, as well as devoted to civil service. He was also knowledgeable about his place in history and also the legacy he would leave. On the other hand, his activities often appeared to negate his favorable qualities. He acted in a manner that was usually viewed as self-seeking, stupid, and also suicidal. This quote highlights the paradox of Clinton's personality, and also just how his activities typically appeared to oppose his favorable qualities. It is a reminder that also the most intelligent as well as thoughtful individuals can make errors, which nobody is ideal.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by George Stephanopoulos somewhere between February 10, 1961 and today. He/she was a famous Celebrity from USA. The author also have 8 other quotes.

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