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There's the great line: the definition of a liberal
by Paul Begala

There's the great line: the definition of a liberal
is someone who's afraid to take their own side in a fight.
And that's my problem with my fellow liberals.
- Paul Begala

If it was about lying under oath - we actually know
that Clinton certainly was deceptive,
as most people would be about their sex lives -
but,
in fact, he did not lie.
- Paul Begala

I think too many Democrats are too wimpy.
But I think they're beginning to toughen up.
- Paul Begala

See, I think if it just became who's sleeping with whom,
then there's no reason to prefer one party over the other,
'cause the truth is we're all sinners.
- Paul Begala

 

Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most investigated
couple in American history -
now the most thoroughly exonerated couple in American history.
- Paul Begala

I'm a Catholic, but I used to love going to Vacation
Bible School with my fundamentalist friends.
- Paul Begala

I'm very sunny.
You know, I'm always optimistic.
- Paul Begala

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Politics is show business for ugly people.
- Paul Begala

Defining the terms of the debate generally dictates who's gonna' win it.
- Paul Begala

I grew up in Tom DeLay's district.
- Paul Begala

I try hard to be a good Catholic.
- Paul Begala

Bush began helping Enron in the eighties.
- Paul Begala

It seems to me the American people never really forgave
the Democrats for being right about Vietnam.
- Paul Begala

I used to go in at 5:30 or 6:00 so I could run.
- Paul Begala

I was the guy that told Bill Clinton he was going to win.
I had gotten the final polling numbers.
He had a comfortable lead.
He was not going to lose.
- Paul Begala

Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence
out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency.
He had no effect on national policy at all.
- Paul Begala

It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most
popular and Beloved Republican in America.
- Paul Begala

So one important lesson of Vietnam is,
the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are
the American troops called on to fight it.
Their service should be honored.
- Paul Begala

Most politicians, when they meet with a guy like me,
or a guy like Carville, tell you about how they can win.
- Paul Begala

I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages.
- Paul Begala

It taught me that Clinton's instinct to make this about your life as a citizen,
rather than his as a human being, was the right answer to these things.
- Paul Begala

I didn't spend a lot of time on national security the
American people will be glad to know.
- Paul Begala

Never interrupt your opponent when he's destroying himself.
- Paul Begala

But I think what happened was that Clinton knew how to fight back.
And the way he fought back was on the issues -
being tough in staying on the things that mattered
to people in their lives.
- Paul Begala

My view was that the campaign had been a sacred thing,
that it had been a real compact, because I was there
and I saw the connection that Clinton made with people,
and the connection that they made with him.
- Paul Begala

One of the problems we saw in the last presidential
election in our party is that our nominee,
while winning the election, which we ought never to forget,
often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics.
- Paul Begala

If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains
a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary,
he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign
of political retribution the likes of which we haven't
seen since Richard Nixon.
- Paul Begala

I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage,
Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the
library 25 years ago at school.
Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America,
including on the right wing?
- Paul Begala

Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as
his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies -
assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
- Paul Begala

This gets back to the fundamental lesson of political
survival that Bill Clinton taught me,
which is if you make it about the American people's
lives instead of your life,
you're going to be okay.
- Paul Begala

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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