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J. William Fulbright

American,  Politician
Total Quotes : 26
Law Foundation Within

Law is the essential foundation of stability and order both within societies and in international relations.

- J. William Fulbright

Why Japan Had

I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant.

- J. William Fulbright

Efficiency Some Certainly

I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as they seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive.

- J. William Fulbright

United States Expanding

As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations.

- J. William Fulbright

Politics Act Dissent

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.

- J. William Fulbright

Country Citizen His

The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.

- J. William Fulbright

Think I Think Honestly

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.

- J. William Fulbright

American Fears Nor

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.

- J. William Fulbright

Law Damage Encouraging

When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests.

- J. William Fulbright

Abuse Fair Our

When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled.

- J. William Fulbright

Price High Too

The price of empire is America's soul, and that price is too high.

- J. William Fulbright

Reason Through Been

There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear and finite and manageable.

- J. William Fulbright

Fool Damn Minutes

We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes.

- J. William Fulbright

Get Statesman Elected

To be a statesman, you must first get elected.

- J. William Fulbright

Achieve Kind Which

The cause of our difficulties in southeast Asia is not a deficiency of power but an excess of the wrong kind of power which results in a feeling of impotence when it fails to achieve its desired ends.

- J. William Fulbright

Take Omnipotence Confuses

Power confuses itself with virtue and tends also to take itself for omnipotence.

- J. William Fulbright

Law Obligations Means

Insofar as international law is observed, it provides us with stability and order and with a means of predicting the behavior of those with whom we have reciprocal legal obligations.

- J. William Fulbright

Thought Having Another

In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine.

- J. William Fulbright

Feared Peaceful World

The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world.

- J. William Fulbright

Strong Country Been

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.

- J. William Fulbright