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"After one of his [Hubert Humphrey] long-winded harangues I suggested he had probably been vaccinated with a phonograph needle. He responded by saying that I would have been a great success in the movies working for Eighteenth Century-Fox."

"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."

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

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

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

"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

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

"It's political Daddyism and it's as old as demagogues and despotism."

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

"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."

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

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

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

"Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have."

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

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

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

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

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

"To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering."

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