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"When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect."
"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
"Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation."
"In America, anyone can become president. That's one of the risks you take."
"Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set."
"An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff."
"America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality."
"All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions."
"A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth."
"A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular."
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