Quotations by James W. Fulbright
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Born: Sunday, April 9, 1905
Died: Thursday, February 9, 1995 (89 years old)
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.
(Keywords: Men, Americans, Opinion)
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.
(Keywords: Faith, Act, Democracy, Dissent, Medicine, Taste, Value)
The exchange program is the thing that reconciles me to all the difficulties of political life.
(Keywords: Life, Difficulties)
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.
(Keywords: People, Control, American, Fire, May)
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.
(Keywords: Country, Military, Public, Tradition)
To be a statesman, you must first get elected.
We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every ten minutes.
(Keywords: Power, Fool, Want)
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.
(Keywords: Thoughts, Options, Possibilities, World)