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James W. Fulbright Quotes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.